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Cajun Pork Braid

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“The filling can be prepared the day before and refrigerated. Just roll it in plastic wrap.”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
6
YIELD:
6 slices
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. In large skillet, brown pork and drain.
  3. Add onions, celery, green bell pepper, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Add cream cheese, green onion, and parsley. Stir until cream cheese is melted and blended; cool completely.
  6. Unroll dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet and firmly press perforations to seal. This can be done on a greased piece of foil to fit cookie sheet.
  7. With floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 12"x10" rectangle.
  8. Spoon pork down center, leaving 1" on both (short) ends and 3" on both (long) sides.
  9. Cut dough on each long side of filling into fourteen 3/4" diagonal strips, 2" long. This can be done with kitchen shears.
  10. Brush beaten egg over dough strips.
  11. Fold ends of dough over filling.
  12. Lay dough strips alternately over filling, forming a roll resembling a braid.
  13. Brush exterior dough with remaining egg.
  14. Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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