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 are the tree branches. Such a cute appetizer or premeal snack and Fantastic for a Christmas Party!
Christmas Appetizer Recipes
It’s 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, this Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread is a fun way to set up a goodie filled table with delicious bread that you can twist and eat!
My pull apart bread recipe includes cream cheese and fresh veggies to give it a little bite, but you can easily make it sweet by including nutella or a full main dish recipe by making your tree into a pizza.
Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread
This cream cheese 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. Whatever you make this season, just enjoy it! No need to stress about dieting or family drama, just have some food, relax a little, and be happy in the holiday season. Isn’t the Christmas get together a great way to have an excuse to eat anyway?
- 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 remake this Christmas Tree Bread, what would I do differently?
- 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.
- You can also turn this into a pizza tree by altering the inside ingredients! So fun!
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! You can also take this time to include some veggie dips or another recipe complimentary to dipping your bread.
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. Not that ladybugs are holidays exactly but cute food is always in season!
Now let’s get started on the main recipe!
Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread 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.
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 (like a Christmas Tree), saving the excess pieces (a pizza or pastry cutter is good for this)
Spread cream cheese mixture onto the large tree 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.
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.
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 (these are your tree branches).
You may find you will only need to twist the short ones once instead of twice.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
Let stand for 5 minutes before serving warm.
Serve along side Red Sangria.
You can also turn this into a pizza tree by altering the inside ingredients! So fun! Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 425mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g
You can also turn this into a pizza tree by altering the inside ingredients! So fun!
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.