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Ham and Swiss Crescent Braid

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 55 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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This braided bread is packed with sandwich goodies, including ham, Swiss cheese, broccoli and mushrooms.

Bake-Off® Contest 39, 2000
Lorraine Maggio
Manlius, New York

Ingredients

3/4
lb cooked ham, chopped (2 1/4 cups)
1
cup Green Giant™ Select® frozen broccoli florets, thawed
1
cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)
1
jar (4.5 oz) Green Giant™ sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
tablespoon honey mustard
2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
1
egg white, beaten
2
tablespoons slivered almonds

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix ham, broccoli, cheese, mushrooms, mayonnaise and mustard.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll both cans of dough into 2 large rectangles. Place dough with long sides together on cookie sheet, forming 15x12-inch rectangle. Press edges and perforations to seal. If using dough sheets: Unroll both cans of dough into 2 large rectangles. Place dough with long sides together on cookie sheet, forming 15x12-inch rectangle. Press edges together to seal.
  • 3 Spoon and spread ham mixture lengthwise in 6-inch-wide strip down center of dough. With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 1/2 inches apart on long sides of dough to within 1/2 inch of filling. Twisting each strip once, alternately cross strips over filling. Tuck short ends under; press to seal. Brush dough with beaten egg white. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 4 Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into slices.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix ham, broccoli, cheese, mushrooms, mayonnaise and mustard.
  • 2 If using crescent rolls: Unroll both cans of dough into 2 large rectangles. Place dough with long sides together on cookie sheet, forming 15x12-inch rectangle. Press edges and perforations to seal. If using dough sheets: Unroll both cans of dough into 2 large rectangles. Place dough with long sides together on cookie sheet, forming 15x12-inch rectangle. Press edges together to seal.
  • 3 Spoon and spread ham mixture lengthwise in 6-inch-wide strip down center of dough. With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 1/2 inches apart on long sides of dough to within 1/2 inch of filling. Twisting each strip once, alternately cross strips over filling. Tuck short ends under; press to seal. Brush dough with beaten egg white. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 4 Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into slices.

Expert Tips

If using Pillsbury® Big & Flaky large refrigerated crescent dinner rolls, make as directed--except form into 16x14-inch rectangle.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
48%
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Trans Fat
3g
3%
Cholesterol
45mg
14%
Sodium
1260mg
52%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
19g
19%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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