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Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread

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Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread is a perfect Christmas Appetizer. Shaped in a tree, this pull apart bread is not only beautiful but delicious.

Incredibly easy to make, you cannot go wrong with the creamy texture and slightly crunchy peppers.

Fantastic for a Christmas Party!

christmas tree pull apart bread

Its that time of the year again. When you attend about 100 parties or host about a 100 parties.

While everyone is looking for the perfect part side dish, you can rest easy that this Christmas tree pull apart bread fits the bill.

Incredibly adorable and easy to stuff with, well, whatever you love, its a fun way to set up a pre-meal snack that you can twist and eat!

My recipe includes cream cheese and fresh veggies to give it a little bite, but you can easily make it sweet by including nutella or hearty by making your tree into a pizza.

Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread

This appetizer is pretty easy, just about 10 minutes to whip up and 15-18 minutes of baking. If you are looking for other easy and awesome side dish ideas, I love these bacon wrapped jalapenos and this party friendly taco dip.

  • 1 tube, 8 oz, crescent dough sheet
  • 1/2 cup garlic and herb cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup diced red peppers
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan or Asiago cheese

Christmas Tree Bread Tip:

If I could do it over, what would I do differently?

  1. Making again, I think I needed to cut it a little more into the center so the center is smaller and its a more compact tree.
  2. You can also turn this into a pizza tree by altering the inside ingredients! So fun!

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Christmas Tree Appetizer

Man you will love this creamy cheesy dish! And its so great to share with a crowd.

Grab, pull, and munch down! 

Of course if you need other amazing dishes to share with a crowd, try Cowboy Caviar, Homemade Queso Dip, or even this Christmas Cookie Dough Cheese ball. YUM. Like SO yum. 

And if you are looking for more food fun, this Caprese appetizer that is shaped like a lady bug is about THE cutest recipe EVER.

Now let’s get started on the main recipe!

As always, preheat oven to 375. If you do not pre-heat you are going to throw off all your timing so start with that.

In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and spinach.

Mix well.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and unroll dough.

Parchment paper helps things not stick and if you have never used it before, its pretty much a life saver. 

Press dough into a large rectangle.

Cut dough into a triangle shape, saving the excess pieces (a pizza or pastry cutter is good for this)

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Spread cream cheese mixture onto the large triangle.

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Sprinkle with peppers and cheese.

Place remaining dough pieces on top of the cheese and gently press the center seam together.

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Continue to press the outer seams together to seal the dough.

Use a knife to cut 1″ to 1.5″ slits into each side of the triangle dough, leaving about .5 – 1″ in the center uncut.

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Starting at the bottom, pick up each piece of dough and twist it twice and replace it on the pan.

Continue up the row of dough strips.

You may find you will only need to twist the short ones once instead of twice.

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Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

Let stand for 5 minutes before serving warm.

 

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Serve along side Red Sangria.

3.5 from 2 votes
Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 

Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread is a perfect Christmas Appetizer. Shaped in a tree, this pull apart bread is not only beautiful but delicious. Incredibly easy to make, you cannot go wrong with the creamy texture and slightly crunchy peppers. Perfect for a Christmas Party!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, bread, christmas tree, holiday appetizer, pull apart bread
Author: Salty Side Dish
Ingredients
  • 1 tube 8 oz, crescent dough sheet
  • 1/2 cup garlic and herb cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup diced red peppers
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan or Asiago cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and spinach. Mix well.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and unroll dough. Press dough into a large rectangle. Cut dough into a triangle shape, saving the excess pieces.
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture onto the large triangle. Sprinkle with peppers and cheese. Place remaining dough pieces on top of the cheese and gently press the center seam together. Continue to press the outer seams together to seal the dough.
  5. Use a knife to cut 1" slits into each side of the triangle dough, leaving about 1" in the center uncut. Starting at the bottom, pick up each piece of dough and twist it twice and replace it on the pan. Continue up the row of dough strips. You may find you will only need to twist the short ones once instead of twice.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving warm.
Recipe Notes

You can also turn this into a pizza tree by altering the inside ingredients! So fun!

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