Cuban Braid

Servings: 6


  • One 13.8 ounce tube refrigerated pizza dough
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 cups shredded pork
  • ¼ pound sliced ham
  • 1/3 cup dill pickle relish
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Unroll the pizza dough onto a cutting board and press into a rectangle. Use a pizza cutter to cut each side of the braid into 12 strips.
  3. In the center of the dough, layer 4 slices of cheese, the shredded pork, relish, mustard, ham and then the remaining 4 slices of cheese. Fold the strips of dough over the filling, alternating sides. 
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the egg and water to make an egg wash. Brush over the braid.  Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, parsley and garlic powder, then brush over the warm braid.
  6. Slice and serve warm.