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Venezuelan Swirled Ham Bread

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Ham, bacon, raisins, and olives swirled in bread and dipped in apricot preserves. An easy and beautiful appetizer!"
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1 h servings 195
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels until cooled. Cut bacon into small pieces.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Combine bacon pieces, raisins, olives, ham, and cloves in a bowl. Roll dough onto a work surface and spread bacon mixture evenly over the top. Roll dough around the bacon filling, ensuring the edges match up to form a loaf-shape again. Place dough, seam-side down, onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Cool bread for 10 minutes; slice into 1/2-inch pieces.
  5. Place apricot preserves in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave, stirring at 30 second intervals, until melted and smooth, about 1 minute. Serve preserves on the side or drizzle over bread.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 195 calories; 5.5 31 6.4 10 497 Full nutrition

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Interesting combination of flavors with nice presentation. I only wished that I'd been able to roll out the dough a bit more to get a swirled/pinwheel effect when slicing. Simply couldn't get ...