Perfect for brunch, this beautiful braid is filled with eggs, ham, and cheese. Using refrigerated crescent rolls makes it a snap to prepare.
- 2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
- 4 ounces thinly sliced deli ham, chopped
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup milk
- 1 egg, separated
- 7 eggs
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ground black pepper to taste
- ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
- 1 teaspoon butter
- ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
- Unroll each tube of crescent dough, but do not separate rectangles. Place side-by-side on a prepared baking sheet with long sides touching; press and seal seams and perforations. Arrange ham lengthwise down center third of rectangle.
- Beat cream cheese and milk in a bowl. Separate one egg, placing egg white aside. Stir egg yolk, remaining eggs, salt, and pepper into cream cheese mixture; fold in red pepper and onion.
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; pour egg mixture into skillet and cook until just set, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and spoon eggs over ham; sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.
- Cut 1-inch-wide strips towards the center to within 1/2-inch of filling on each long side of the dough. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Beat reserved egg white and brush over dough.
- Bake in preheated oven until golden, 25 to 28 minutes.