Tear-and-share puff pastry Christmas tree

Pesto Princess
4 servings Prep: 20 mins, Cooking: 20 mins
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This beautiful pastry creation is great as a nibble for your guests while you finish off the main event in the kitchen. Cheers!

By Independent Contributor December 22 2020
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Ingredients (6)

6 tbsp Pesto Princess Sundried Tomato Pesto
100 g goat's milk cheese
1 ready-made puff pastry — thawed
25 g grated parmesan
1 egg — beaten
black sesame seeds — optional
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Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a roasting sheet with baking paper.

Place the Pesto Princess Sundried Tomato Pesto and goat’s cheese in a small bowl and mix well.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry until it is a large rectangle. Spread the pesto and goat’s cheese mixture evenly on top of the pastry, then fold the rectangle in half.

Cut out a simple Christmas tree shape and transfer the pastry to the prepared roasting sheet. Cut out the branches of the tree and brush the pastry with beaten egg.

Tear-and-share puff pastry Christmas tree


Sprinkle with sesame seeds and Parmesan, pressing them gently into the pastry. Twist the branches and press the ends down.

Bake until golden brown (check the timings on your puff pastry package instructions).

Tear-and-share puff pastry Christmas tree


Recipe shared with us by Pesto Princess. Find more recipes on their website or follow Pesto Princess on Instagram. 
All images by Michelle Parkin. 

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