Venezuelan Ham Roll up (Pan de Jamón)

Venezuelan Ham Roll up (Pan de Jamón)

by Chef George Duran


Servings 8

Active Time:

~10 min

Total Time:

~1 hr 15 min

About this Recipe

Chef George Duran “Brava-tized” his mom’s recipe for Pan de Jamón. Sweet and salty and absolutely delicious, this Venezuelan treat is traditionally served during Christmas, but it’s fun to make any time of year. Chef George updated and simplified the recipe by using store-bought puff pastry instead of making a yeasted bread dough from scratch.


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 8 slices turkey bacon
  • 6-8 slices ham (or enough to cover puff pastry)
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup pimento-stuffed olives
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed
  • 2 egg yolks

From Your Pantry

cooking spray or butter


Brava metal tray

mixing bowl

pastry brush

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)


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  1. 1

    Assemble roll up

    • Unroll puff pastry onto cutting board.
    • Using a fork, gently prick puff pastry all over.
    • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over puff pastry.
    • Evenly spread turkey bacon, ham, raisins, olives and capers on puff pastry, leaving ½-inch border uncovered on all sides.

  2. 2

    Roll puff pastry

    • Fold left and right borders over, about an inch.
    • Spray Brava metal tray with cooking spray.
    • Starting at the bottom, roll up puff pastry into a cylinder and place lengthwise, seam side down, in Zone 2 of metal tray.
    • In small bowl, stir together egg yolks and remaining sugar.
    • Brush top and sides of roll with egg yolk mixture. Wipe up any egg yolk that drips onto metal tray.

  3. 3

    Bake roll up

    • Select “Venezuelan Ham Roll up (Pan de Jamón)” on your touchscreen and follow instructions.
    • Press green button to begin preheating.
    • Once Brava is preheated, slide metal tray into bottom shelf and press green button to begin baking.

  4. 4


    • When your food is done, rest roll up for 15-20 minutes.
    • Cut roll up into slices and serve.