It’s elegant, can be served at just about any brunch or lunch and is easier than you may think! Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid is the perfect addition to any table and looks so pretty.
My family loves asparagus, it one of our favorite Spring time veggies. We eat it year round, but there is no doubt they taste more flavorful and fresh come Spring each year. Several years ago, for an Easter event we attended, I made a couple of these Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid’s and I will admit I had no idea how well they’d turn out. They are so perfect sliced and served at a brunch or at an Easter meal. They also make a GREAT appetizer. They can be sliced and then cut in half, insert a toothpick and you have a cute VERY delicious appetizer to take with you to any event.
Today’s Sunday Supper is celebrating Spring time recipes, and there are so many wonderful things about Spring. The food of course is near and dear to my heart. But I love the blossoming flowers, the bees suckling nectar, the tree’s growing and turning green again. It’s a time for renewal
I told you it’s so easy, but looks so elegant.
Just check the directions for this Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid.
Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid
- 1 pkg. Refrigerated Danish Pastry Dough if you don't have any near you, use a sheet of crescent dough instead
- 8-12 ham slices
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 4-8 swiss cheese slices
- 1/2 lb. asparagus
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- sea salt optional
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Unroll danish pastry dough out on a floured surface. Using a knife, cut 1/4-1/2" tabs along both long sides. Be sure and check out this Apple Braid recipe for a great visual look at an easy method to make the cuts for the braid.
Spread the Dijon Mustard in the center of the dough.
Layer the ham slices up on top of the Dijon Mustard.
Layer the Swiss Slices next.
Braid the bread dough.
Cut the asparagus to about 2" including the head.
Slide them in between the different braided spots like you see in the photo.
In a small bowl, beat the egg white and water together. Brush across the top of the bread. Sprinkle sea salt lightly over the top and on the asparagus, if desired.
Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes.
Recipe NotesEat. Live. Run has an AWESOME photo tutorial on how to properly cut your dough to make it easier to braid. Check out her Apple Braid to see the easiest way to accomplish this look.
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