Ham Breakfast Braid
My step-brother fixes this dish every weekend for his three boys and they all love it. A great breakfast dish that will keep them talking about it all day!
My step-brother fixes this dish every weekend for his three boys and they all love it. A great breakfast dish that will keep them talking about it all day!
Need clearer directions on folding the dough? I think I can help. Start by opening and unrolling the crescent roll dough. You will have two rectangles of dough that are scored into triangles. Place the first rectangle of dough on your cookie sheet so that it is taller than wide. This will be the base for your yummy fillings. Divide the second piece of dough along the scored lines to form triangles as if you were rolling them for crescent rolls. Position the triangles along the long sides of the rectangle that serves as your base. You will line them up with the short side of triangle slightly over the dough of the base. The opposite angle should stick out like a baseball pennant/flag. (To help you imagine this: When this is done, your rectangle of dough might look like a saw with teeth coming out of each side.) This should yield about 4-6 flags flying off the center base on each side. Press the dough together to hold. Line your fillings on the center base rectangle. Now, fold each triangle into the center, pulling the dough across the filling and slightly down to meet the rectangle base on the opposite side. Triangles on opposite sides of your base should overlap or criss-cross each other as you fold. (Visual: Think of how a corset's straps overlap. Or shoelaces.) Just like a lattice pie, this will yield a crust that looks braided but is merely overlapped. Wish I could draw you a picture but maybe this will help! :DRead More
I have had better. This recipe is similar to one I got from a home ec teacher. Hers had thin sliced ham, green onions and red pepper. It was very good. It was called Ham and Egg Brunch Braid. I could not follow this recipe very well as far as the placement and braiding of crescent roll dough.Read More
Need clearer directions on folding the dough? I think I can help. Start by opening and unrolling the crescent roll dough. You will have two rectangles of dough that are scored into triangles. Place the first rectangle of dough on your cookie sheet so that it is taller than wide. This will be the base for your yummy fillings. Divide the second piece of dough along the scored lines to form triangles as if you were rolling them for crescent rolls. Position the triangles along the long sides of the rectangle that serves as your base. You will line them up with the short side of triangle slightly over the dough of the base. The opposite angle should stick out like a baseball pennant/flag. (To help you imagine this: When this is done, your rectangle of dough might look like a saw with teeth coming out of each side.) This should yield about 4-6 flags flying off the center base on each side. Press the dough together to hold. Line your fillings on the center base rectangle. Now, fold each triangle into the center, pulling the dough across the filling and slightly down to meet the rectangle base on the opposite side. Triangles on opposite sides of your base should overlap or criss-cross each other as you fold. (Visual: Think of how a corset's straps overlap. Or shoelaces.) Just like a lattice pie, this will yield a crust that looks braided but is merely overlapped. Wish I could draw you a picture but maybe this will help! :D
Delicious and easy! People rated this lower because they couldn't figure out how to place the crescent rolls...not because it wasn't delicious. But her directions are very clear and not at all hard. You don't actually 'braid' the ends, you just fold them up over the egg mixture toward the center. Easy! Mine was golden brown within 15 minutes, so keep a close eye on it!
Love it! Works fine with skim milk & fat free cream cheese. I skip the cheddar inside but sprinkle some on top a couple minutes before it comes out of the oven and let it melt. When the kids aren't around we add green onion and sweet peppers. I have also used one crescent sheet rather than rolls. Roll it out on your cookie sheet, put the cooked egg mix down the middle long ways. Then make a cut in the exposed dough from the outside edge until you almost hit the eggs. Repeat every 2 inches. This creats flaps of dough. Fold bottom flap up towards the center then alternate from right and left just crossing center. Ends up looking like a braid.
I have had better. This recipe is similar to one I got from a home ec teacher. Hers had thin sliced ham, green onions and red pepper. It was very good. It was called Ham and Egg Brunch Braid. I could not follow this recipe very well as far as the placement and braiding of crescent roll dough.
This was really easy and good. My husband and toddler really liked it. :) I would add some onion or peppers..maybe a little tomato next time..sausage would be really good too I bet. The only other thing I would change is the baking time. I did it for 25 minutes and it was very close to being burnt. I will bake for the time it says on the crescent roll package next time. Thanks for the recipe! Makes enough for a crowd! Will make it again. :)
The final result was great, but I needed a little more detail in the recipe. I was unable to follow the instructions for placement of the dough for braiding. A picture may have helped. More detailed instructions probably would have helped me most. The "guinea pigs" who tested the final product were very pleased.
Easy to make and delicious! Cream cheese with eggs has always been my favorite (not enough people know about this!) so I'm glad to see it used in a recipe. One thing to keep in mind - try using frozen (or semi-frozen) crescent roll dough because mine was only refrigerated and it got super sticky and hard to work with. I must say, the instructions to do the braid at the top got me kind of confused, but I covered it all up and then made a fake criss cross pattern with the leftover dough and it looked fine. Haha. Fake it if it goes wrong! :)
Kids loved, easy to make! The only change I made was to use 4 oz of chive/onion cream cheese.
I made this for Father's Day and all my guys loved it. I added some sauteed onion and tomato as well. My hubbie said that he would have diced the ham. I used a glazed ham from leftovers. You could also easily use sausage or bacon to this as well. I did reduce the cooking time to 14 minutes and it was a perfect golden brown.
Delightful presentation! I wish I had had batteries in my camera...): My only complaint might be that it was a bit bland, would like to add some spices next time and play with the taste. Thanks for the post!
This was a huge sucess at our Breakfast Brunch. But I did not have cream cheese, so just cooked green pepers, onions and eggs for filling. I also didn't have ham, so used bacon which I cooked the day before! And of course the cheddar cheese. I also used a little garlic salt! It WAS WONDERFUL AND EVERYONE ASKED FOR THE RECIPE!
THIS recipe is similar to one I have made for years...except mine does not include cream cheese, but does include a chopped broccoli/onion mix seasoned with a little garlic, and sauteed till crisp tender. Rather than thin slices of ham, buy a thicker ham slice in the meat department and chop it up into tiny pieces - use about 2 cups. And finally - consider other shapes. If the braiding is unclear or too difficult, make individual servings. One of the reasons this recipe has been around as long as it has? It is excellent!
So as an oops, my sleepy husband didn't read the rest of the recipe after I laid out the crescent rolls and ham and pre-blended the eggs, milk and creamcheese. Instead, he didn't cook the eggs, and poured them all over the bottom layer. I realized what had happened and freaked out ever so slightly. But to no avail, I dumped my cheese on top and cooked it for a few more minutes and it turned out delicious! I then wanted to try the recipe the right way a couple of weeks later, and truthfully, the other accidental way, was so much tastier! The crescent was more of a souffle, the eggs were rich and fluffy and cheese- well melted cheese need not be commented on for obvious reasons. Next time I will chop up the ham, mix it with the eggs and cover a 9x13 baking dish with the crescent rolls and do the accident again!
My aunt made this for brunch a few weeks ago and I've been looking for the recipe ever since. It was delicious! She substituted crispy bacon for the ham (and then sprinkled some more on top right before it came out of the oven--yum!) and added sliced green onions and orange bell pepper to the egg mixture. SO good! I also have a simialr recipe from my favorite cooking magazine that calls for thawed puff pastry dough that's been rolled out a bit, instead of crescent rolls. I find it's easier to work with (less sticky), and it bakes up crispy and flaky. It's worth trying.
The family LOVED this recipe! I took other cooks' suggestions and sauteed onion and peppers then added the eggs to the skillet. I had to read then re-read the instructions about the whole braided dough thing and this is what I came up with: *Press the crescent rolls from 1 pkg onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet to form a rectangle. *Separate and divide the crescents from the remaining pkg. Spacing half of the triangles evenly along the long side of the rectangle, press the short (& widest) edge of the triangle onto the rectangle, pointed ends extending over the sides of the pan. *Repeat on the other side of the rectangle. *Once the egg, ham, & cheeses are placed on the rectangle, simply fold the triangle points towards the middle, creating a "braid". I forgot to add salt to the egg mixture but between the ham, cream cheese, cheese and bread, no one noticed. I set the timer for 15 minutes and the braid was perfectly browned and ready to come out so I would definitely start checking the braid at 15 minutes. The bottom was a little underdone so next time I will use my baking stone as suggested by another reviewer! A little Tabasco sprinkled on the egg mixture before baking would be tasty for those of you craving more flavor... A super recipe to add to your Brunch recipe repertoir!
This braid is easy and impressive. I prepped the veggies I wanted to add the night before, but did everything else Christmas morning and it was in the oven within 20 minutes. Sauteed some red pepper and onions first, then added the egg mixture. Used spiral sliced ham, but also sauteed it up quickly before assembly to rid of a little moisture. I would not omit the cream cheese. I think it is there to help bind the eggs and to keep them moist. This sliced beautifully and reheated well in the micro. The braid part is not difficult. Read the other reviews and look at the pictures. The dough is very forgiving, which I knew in advance from making the other Pampered Chef braid recipes. Looks beautiful every time; don't skip the egg wash at the end.
Love cresent rolls for breakfast stuff, but thinking it would be easier to put one roll in a pie pan, attatch second batch of cresents broad side down, fill, then bring pointed ends over filling and bake. Love the idea, but guess it wouldn't be called a braid then, huh?
Very good. Just 2 of us so I cut in half. Wasn't pretty to look at, but very yummy! update: I found full sheet of crescent roll and added less milk and mushrooms. My husband LOVES this. For 2 of us I use one sheet of dough, 3 eggs, 3 oz cream cheese, a cup chedderjack and only pepper and 2-3 tabs of milk. with the sheet you just fold it over. very quick
My family loved this one. Made it as directed and with broccoli and ham. Also made one with spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, bell peppers and mushrooms, all of them were great!Makes yummy left overs too!Pretty much anything that you've ever eaten in a "Hot Pocket" can go into one of these braids!I loved that they are fast, easy and very filling!
Hmmmm, This was an awesome way to use leftover ham. After reading reviews, I only added 4 green onions and 1/2 red pepper chopped. I basted the top with an egg and sprinkled sesame seeds. I served it for supper with a salad.... see my picture, this would look great on a table for brunch! Oh and I made two at once, my first I cooked at 375 and it was very dark after only 15 min so I cooked the second at 350 for 25 min and it turned out perfect! I posted a picture of a drawing I made for my mom of how I put it together because many seemed to have trouble with it.
This is quick & easy for sure, but hardly original. It's been on canned crescent roll labels for years. Try this: Use your homemade biscuit recipe, handling the dough as little as possible so that it won't get tough, and try brushing the pastry with a melted butter/dijon mustard wash before loading it with the goodies. Add grilled onions, sub sausage crumbles or bacon for the ham, or even black olives & feta.
Followed recipe exactly and it turned out fantastic!! Will definitely make again! Thank you!
I was planning on having this for guests this morning and when I opened my mail and this was the featured recipe I know it was meant to be :) I did use sausage instead of ham and I fried up sliced onion. I did find that it didn't need the full cooking time, mine was done in 20 minutes. So my review is pretty much Like everyone elses. I did however fry up the sausage and the onions the day before so there was less to do this morning. Added fresh fruit as a side and this served 6 perfectly. Will be making again..
This is good but it's copied from other sites all over the net. and comes from Pillsbury originally. Ive been making it with variations for over 40 years.
Soooooo goood! I made this as soon as I wrote down the recipe and I had cut down on the servings because its just me and my kids (hubby's @ work) I love how easy it was to make and how quick it was too! Since I had scaled down the recipe I only had to bake it for 13 minutes. I also used velveeta cheese I shredded myself. Kids and I gobbled this up! I will so make this again and again! Actually I want to run to the store and get the ingredients for the original recipe yield so I can make it for my hubby, I'm sure he'll love it!
So this was really good, the only thing i'll do diff. next time is reduce the portion. This was a monster and way to much food for two or three people. Excellent if you have a bigger family. Def. going to half the recipe next time, delicious otherwise!!
This is an excellent recipe with lots of room to be creative. The other reviews helped as far as understanding how to work with the dough. I would also recommend rolling out the bottom layer of dough a bit. It helps to seal the seams and makes it a little thiner. I used 10 eggs and next time I might even do 12. I used this cut ham diced up. I took this to a brunch today and it was a huge hit. Everyone raved about it. I think next time I will try other toppings such as sausage, green onion, green chile, bell pepper, etc.
I thought this was just okay, my boyfriend didn’t like it that much. I think it is defiantly better right out of the oven, not very good warmed up. Probably will not make again this way.
I used a pastry dough from Trader Joe's that worked well. It allowed me to make large individual servings.
I have been making this for about year. I make it about once a week. Never used cream cheese though. Have used bacon, sausage, turkey, swiss cheese, mexican cheese mix all as substitutes. Pillsbury also came out with the crescent roll as a sheet instead of perforated. Kids love this!
This was really easy and delicious. I knew it needed seasoning so I did my usual salt, pepper, onion salt and garlic salt and added a layer of swiss cheese on top of the sharp cheddar I used. It was awesome and everyone loved it. Will do this one again!
I made this for my wife and she loved it. I added mushrooms, onions, bacon, and a little extra cheese. Don't worry about the way to wrap it. It tastes great.
I made this for breakfast this Sunday and my husband loved it. I added some Sauteed onions, and some 1/2 cooked potatoes, and some garlic salt. I also cut the ham in small pieces because it was from last nights ham dinner. I think next time will will also add some bell pepper. I am planing on fixing this for breakfast at the holidays when I have a house full. Thank you for a fast and easy great breakfast.
This is now a Christmas Breakfast tradition in our home! Love it!
This was fast, cheap, easy, and filling. This will be my go-to recipe for serving a group of people for breakfast.
If you use parchment paper instead of lightly greasing a cookie sheet, the paper will hold the dough in place more securely, allowing you to create a " straighter/smoother " braid. The parchment paper can also be used to transfer the braid to a fancier serving tray if need be. Also, the bottom of your braid will not be a weird " crunchy/chewy/oily" consistency. Plus, something that I've always experienced when using parchment paper, everything turns out beautiful, golden brown( unless your oven is on it's last leg)!! When I make this recipe I do an egg wash on the braid and sprinkle a little bit of kosher salt on it before baking. Ummm, um. ;)
I tried making this and the instructions on how to make it were very hard to understand for me. I had to look at the photos and it was easier to see what I needed to do. Once that was figured out it was really easy to make. I used 2 cups of egg whites to substitute and it was very good. My husband liked it a lot. Will make again!
So easy! Great last-minute dinner on a rushed weeknight.
This was great and really easy. My family enjoyed breakfast this morning!
Very good. The texture of the cheese is great. I added some garlic powder to the eggs. Will be making again. Thanks for the formula.
I didn't have any crescent rolls, so I used some pie dough that I had in the fridge and it came out great. I added broccoli and mushrooms, diced onions and a few diced green peppers. I will be making this again. Thank you for the recipe.
We both enjoyed this. I wasn't able to get all my eggs on the dough, though. I probably could've gotten away with only 6 eggs. I used part of a ham steak so I chopped the ham instead of slicing. No problems! This is a sort of a bland recipe but we don't like hot or spicy foods. This was just perfect! Thanks!
This is such an easy recipe that has gotten me rave reviews at family get togethers as well as parties I have made it for. This has fast become a family favorite especially around the holidays. This is a MUST MAKE recipe!!
added some green onion to the egg mixture and this was awesome! I couldn't stop eating it ! My husband even asked if I would make one for him to take to the guys at work.
Husband and son really liked this. It has a lot of potential for more additions and variations. Another reviewer was right, though, 375 might be too high, so keep an eye on it if you bake at that temp. I baked it at 350 for 30 minutes and it was perfect. The temp was the only variation to the recipe I did. I made it for dinner and served it with a tossed salad. Next time I'm going to add a little broccoli, onion and garlic.
quick and easy. you could vary this a lot of different ways based on your taste. my whole family loved this meal! we will be making this again.
Wonderful. Made it as listed, except I chopped my ham rather than sliced. Served with salsa on the side. Probably very good with other ingredients such as onion and peppers that many added, but I really enjoyed the simplicity of ingredients.
Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. My family loved it.
This was a hit Christmas morning. I layered pre-cut small ham cubes, diced green peppers, cheddar cheese, then scrambled eggs (without the cream cheese.)
I have been making this recipe since 2002 for Xmas morning breakfast. It's a treat that the whole family looks forward to. Originally found it in my Pampered Chef cookbook.
Loved it! I made it just as written with one minor exception: I cubed the ham and added it to the egg/cheese mixture as it cooked on the stove top. I had to make this modification because I didn't have thinly sliced ham, only a hunk of ham left over from a ham dinner. This was really, really good and I think there's lots of ways to change and adapt it to different tastes. Thanks for sharing.
I didn't add the cream cheese and used only 5 eggs and 1 package cerscent roll dough. I might not have rolled mine out enough because I had a hard time getting mine to look right!
Pretty good. But the bottom was still pretty doughy when the top was golden brown, the eggs I made were gross though. But I just had eggs in them, no water or anything else
This was a lot of work for a breakfast that wasn't all that special. My husband didn't think it was very flavorful. He couldn't taste the cream cheese at all.
This does require some work. I used diced ham and a can of sliced mushrooms, it was hit with the kids!
This recipe is great. Although I first had this as a sausage braid. Just use use spicy sausage and cream cheese. for filling.
I've made this several times over the years. It is directly out of the 'Pampered Chef' cookbook.
This was ecellent and didn't last very long in my house!!
We liked it very much. Next time we will add onions.
Very tasty. Have to figure out a way to keep bottom layer dryer. Will try to cut ham before cooking. Family wants me to try it again.
Made this with sausage instead of ham and it was delicious! Going to be a new favorite in our house!
Wish I had jazzed up the eggs a bit more with some tomatoes or onions. I used cooked bulk Italian sausage in place of the ham, since that's more of our preference. Will try again.
This was very good. Me and my husband had it for dinner last night. I used sausage, spinach & white cheddar cheese. Very tasty :) I think I'll try something different with it next time.
We enjoyed it but I made changes to suit our taste as from reading it I thought it would be too bland. I made two braids one with chopped ham, spring onions, mushrooms and a teaspoon of seeded mustard. The other was smoked salmon, spring onions, baby spinach and dill. Also as I'm from Australia I couldn't find the right pastry so used butter puff pastry which worked really well. I'll definitely make again with various ingredients. Thanks for a great starting point.
Made this for brunch. It turned out fantastic.
Just used scrambled eggs; left off milk and cream cheese, and halved the recipe for a one dish dinner for two - it was great and would have fed three but we pigged out!! Delicious!
This is fantastic!!! Will add green pepper and onion next time with the egg mixture. Don't know if the cream cheese is really necessary but I always stay true to the recipe until I've tasted it. Thank you for sharing.
Very easy and good! I usually don't make stuff that uses refrigerator roll dough because I don't like it, but I have to say that refrigerator crescent rolls have come a long way since I last tried them 10 years ago. I added some chopped green onions for a little extra pep. I would definitely make this again.
The crescent roll dough overpowers the dish. It would do well to use only 1 can of dough using half of it as the bottom and the other half for the braids, splitting the side rolls lengthwise. I was the only one who came close to liking this dish, everyone else left in the plate. I only used 2 ounces of ham instead of 4. I gave it only 2 stars also for the recipe being so far off as even the length of time to cook was WAY longer than the 10-12 minutes it actually takes to cook.
Made this easy recipe for breakfast on Christmas morning, however, instead of ham we used sausage. My family doesnt like "anything weird" in their food. This is a GREAT tasting and easy recipe!!
Very good. I used FF cream cheese, and added finely diced red peppers and asparagus. I forgot the cheese so I sprinkled some on top to melt about 5 minutes before removing it from the oven.
Try with sausage and more spices.
4 stars for easy preparation. Spice it up a little though... Otherwise it's a bit bland. Try your favorite sausage and pepper jack cheese! So good.
It was okay, not too much flavor. Used onion/chive cream cheese as suggested as well as dicing up the ham. I think mixing the cooked eggs with the cream cheese would make it one, easier to scoop onto the ring as well as make it moister.
This is easy to make and very yummy! I love the texture of scrambled eggs with cream cheese. The only thing I left out was salt, as I find the crescent rolls are salt enough.
Really big! Lots of left overs for our family. Might half it next time.
Made this Christmas morning at my parents' house. It was so easy and delicious. Everyone liked it. I undercooked the eggs a bit so they would still be moist after baking. I did find it cooked way quicker in the oven than the suggested baking time. Keep an eye on it. It would have been way too done. If I have to make something for a brunch or morning baby shower again it will be this!
Had company this past weekend, informal, & still this was impressive! So beautiful when complete, & so stinkin easy! I did add small onion, chopped and sauteed along with half grn bell pepper chopped and fresh mushrooms, made sure that they cooked long enough so juices absorbed, otherwise drain to avoid dough becoming mushy, used cheese I had on had, monterey jack, & my husband woke up the next day talkin bout yest's breakfast! Really, this could b played with, chorizo, or all veggie could work too. This will b kept close at hand, thanks :)
My daughter loved this!! She is 9 and starting her own recipe box this is one of her first. We used bacon instead of ham because we had that on hand. Delicious!!
This is easy to make and delicious. My picky husband loved it. I want some more!!!
great starting point. should be 3 3/4 stars ish . just needed a few subtle adjustments to perk it up . served with a black rassberry compote. bite and dipe.helps with the dough .
Adding a little masala powder to the egg mixture might help spice things up a little. Go to your nearest indian store and pick up some meat masala or garam masala and sprinkle a little bit into the egg and cream cheese.
was very good. my wife found it a bit bland. quick, easy and great presentation.
I followed the recipe , mostly but added sautéed onions and peppers and used slices of Colby Jack cheese. It was delicious and versatile. I may try this as a dinner using thinly sliced rare roast beef with horseradish and cheddar cheese.
I have made this for many years. To keep the bottom crust from getting soggy I bake this on a Baking Stone.
I made this last year but substituted bacon for the ham and made if for Christmas Brunch and it was gone so fast I only got a bite I stole off my husbands plate so I can try it! Very good!
REALLY GOOD!!! I used egg beaters and low fat Philly cream cheese for cooking (similar to regular cream cheese but softer). I also used jumbo size crescent rolls and added bacon. The description above By laying it out to look like a rectangle with saw teeth and both sides was VERY helpful.
I liked the idea of this and it was fine for a last minute dinner idea. But as other reviewers said it needed a lot more flavoring. I thought I added enough but I didn't. Probably won't make again.
Visually this was gorgeous. It was tasty but overall a little boring, needed something. Next time I'll review other suggestions to give it a kick.
Very good, easy and quick to put together. Everyone liked it! I did put in diced up mushrooms, and a few onions which I cooked a little before adding into the mixture. Will make again soon!
Very tasty! I added onions and peppers. I think next time I will use Velveeta cheese.
I added a green onion for more flavor and I diced the ham and mixed it in with the egg mixture but otherwise followed the recipe. I did halve it for 2 people and it is still enough for 4 at least. This was absolutely delicious, and I will definitely make again. Thanks for the recipe!
Loved this recipe. Didn't change a thing to it. Just added 8oz pkg of softened crem cheese. I love cheesy dishes. However, I might have to try it with bell peppers next time for me. I like em in my food. My kids loved it as is so I'll make one for them & on for me! Thanks for this great & easy dish... Tim
Easy and Good!
AMAZING!!! used leftover ham from christmas dinner. Lasted my husband and I 3 breakfasts!
This was absolutely amazing! Made it for breakfast during my child's sleepover and all of the kids couldn't get enough of it. It took me a minute to understand how to make the braid but once you start doing it, it makes sense. I was probably over thinking it. Next time I make it, I will add more veggies such as spinach, mushrooms, peppers. Great weekend breakfast/ brunch recipe. Thanks for the recipe!
Great, simple, and easy! I used whipped chive cream cheese for some additional flavor. Something impressive looking that I will make again and again.
Very yummy and VERY filling! It makes a lot for a family of 4. My husband was taking slices to work for lunch for the next couple of days. :-) Since I made it last weekend, we've been thinking up other things we could put into this breakfast braid and may try the recipe with some different ingredients.
Well, I know we will like it......maybe I've been cooking too long, but just looking at the picture lets you know how to fashion the rolls, and I usually do not change a recipe the first time out, but maybe some green eggs, oops....green onion with the ham would add a taste treat!