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Dijon Ham Braid

 Dijon Ham Braid
I found this recipe in one of the first cookbooks I received in my collection. It is very easy to make and serve up at potlucks and picnics.—Joyce L Mitchell, Kilmarnock, Virginia
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the cream cheese, milk and mustard. Cook
  • over low heat for 2-3 minutes or until smooth, stirring
  • occasionally. Add the ham and peas; set aside.
  • On an ungreased baking sheet, roll pastry into a 15-in. x 10-in.
  • rectangle. Spread ham mixture down the center third of rectangle.
  • On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips to within 1/2 in. of
  • filling. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle
  • across filling; pinch ends to seal. Combine egg yolk and water;
  • brush over braid. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  • Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Slice and
  • serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 268 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 647 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.