This Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread was made to surprise my son with an after school snack and my husband devoured half of the pull apart bread before my son got home from school. My husband loved the Christmas Tree pull apart bread so much he has requested it for our Christmas Eve party.
He wants me to make several trees as an appetizers for guest to dip into marinara sauce and eat. Hence, I thought about using different flavored pizza dough next time. Therefore, even pretzel bread crossed my mind if I can find some to use for the pull apart Christmas tree.
Furthermore, it would be fun to make several and have different dipping sauces; maybe a ranch dressing or nacho cheese dip. Additionally, it could be fun to make other shapes for Christmas appetizers like a wreath or a candy cane. Another idea would be to stuff them with different color pestos to make different designs.
When it comes to holiday appetizers these can really dress up the evening. After all, these appetizers are super simple to make with not many ingredients. Therefore, there is plenty to go around for your guests at the holiday party. Additionally, changing up the ingredients to match the different dipping sauce could be fun too. My Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread is stuffed with cheese and pepperoni.
Lastly, this appetizer is great to prep before the party then bake while visiting with guests. The smell will allow the guests to become hungry while you serve up a cranberry cocktail or some eggnog. Also, try my Easy Pepper Jelly Christmas Trees.Print
- 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- 7 mozzarella sticks, cut into 32 pieces
- 64 mini pepperonis, cut into fourths
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 egg, beaten
- coarse sea salt
- 3 tbsp grated parmesan
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- marinara sauce, warmed for dipping
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Keep crescent rolls refrigerated until needed.
- Cut mozzarella sticks into 32 pieces and set aside.
- Cut mini pepperonis into fourths and set aside.
- On a flour surface lay out dough and pinch seams together, cut into 32 even rectangle pieces.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place a piece of cheese and some pepperoni pieces onto each rectangle piece. Form balls around the cheese and pepperoni pieces. Roll into a smooth ball, using your fingers make sure each dough ball is sealed.
- Place dough balls seams facing down onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Arrange balls into a Christmas Tree shape.
- Brush dough with eggs. Sprinkle salt over entire tree, then sprinkle on the parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Melt butter and brush over the top of the tree.
- Scatter the basil all over the Christmas Tree bread and serve with warm marinara sauce.
You can prepare it and then place in fridge until ready to bake.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: Christmas, Appetizer, Bread