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Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid

Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid

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.
Course Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword easy appetizers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 386kcal


  • 1 package Pastry Dough if you don't have any near you, use a sheet of crescent dough instead
  • 10 slices ham
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • ½ pounds 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.


Eat. 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.


Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg