In my most recent Glossies Made Me Do It post, I talked about the December 2017 issue of Family Circle and how it inspired me to try out two edible treats. I’m back to talk about the first one, the Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread, which you can see in the magazine above!
I don’t think the magazine would be terribly happy if I shared the recipe from a new issue, so I’ll just talk basics. The above photo shows how everything looks when it’s first set up (there is a mozzarella cheese inside those balls). I brought the tray above to my sister’s place and we finished everything up there and popped it in the oven! It only takes 15 minutes to cook, which is awesome!Holiday Appetizer: Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread #ontheblog Click To Tweet
So, as you can see, the cheese definitely tried to escape a bit, but I think it turned out well and you can still tell it’s a tree! The green on top is basil, which is more for the Christmas tree feel as you can’t really taste it (in case you’re worried about that).
We served it with marinara sauce – per the recipe – and it was a hit! It tasted really good, and everyone else at the party seemed to agree. I’m definitely keeping this recipe and using it for future Christmas parties! If you want the full recipe, it’s the December 2017 issue of Family Circle. I’d check their website after this month though and see if they post the full recipe there – if you can’t purchase the magazine (or borrow it from the library!)
What do you think? Does this look/sound good? Let me know your favorite holiday recipes, traditions, etc.!
I’m linking up with two holiday themed link-ups today: Victoria and Sarah for Favorite Holiday Party Recipe as part of their The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
Also, Alexandra and Shea with their Holiday Traditions/Advent Calendar link-up (anything holiday goes, I believe!)
This is not only adorable, it looks so delicious! Such a great holiday appetizer!
Ok could that be any cuter!! And it looks so good. I totally need to try and make this. I think my family would love it. Thanks for sharing.
I love this idea! Did you make the dough yourself?
No, I got what’s essentially pizza crust dough! It worked just fine, but you could probably make your own.
These look awesome!!!! Will have to try it for our christmas party!
This looks so good! Seriously delicious! It doesn’t help that I’m reading this before lunch I suppose! Ha!
This is perfect for snacking on between Christmas breakfast and Christmas dinner! I love this, I’m definitely putting this on the shopping list, so simple and I know this will be a total crowd pleaser!
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I have that issue and haven’t checked it out yet, but it’s on my list. I’m a fan of anything with cheese, and add it to just about everything I can. Thanks for taking those pics so we can see how it turned out. Hugs…RO
That looks adorable and delicious!
Ive been wanting to do this for years and always chicken out. You make it look obtainable! Going to try for dinner this year.
I love an interactive appetizer like this! I have to try this!
What a great appetizer for the holidays! And it looks like it’s fairly easy to assemble. Thanks for sharing this one, Lauren!
Ok, this looks amazing. I have to try this, I will regret it later but it looks so good. Thank you for sharing this.
This tree looks great and delicious! I’m sure my kids would love this too. Thanks for sharing!
This is adorable! I will have to give it a try.
This is so cute and looks delicious! I love that you can use the recipe at other times too. You could shape it into a football for the Superbowl party! It probably wouldn’t be as cute though. 🙂
This looks amazing! I like that you can see the mozzarella- it’s almost like snow on the tree!
Pull apart bread is one of my favorite things, and this one is adorable.
Omg this looks delicious! And so festive! I swear I’m a grown child, but I think that food in fun shapes just tastes better 🙂
this looks so yummy!!!
I love how festive and cute this is! :D!!! Perfect for a holiday get-together!
Oh this sounds yummy and super cute!
That looks so yummy!
Ooh there is CHEESE inside those little bread balls? Sign me up, that sounds so good! And it looks so cute too 🙂 Thanks for linking up today!
That is NEAT! I love baking but I’ve never made pull-apart anything before. :O Great post!!!
Have a wonderful week. =)
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Yummy..this looks so good, and you could make the Nutella one for dessert. I think I will make this for Christmas Eve.
Yum! I love pull-apart bread! This looks delicious!
Oh my word. This does look yummy! I can’t wait for the Christmas goodies to begin at my office. LOL
Thanks for sharing!
Yummy! Looks really good. I want some.
Going to have to play around with this! Definitely perfect for an upcoming party I’m attending!
That sounds so yummy! I actually might try to get the recipe to make it for our Christmas party on Saturday.
Ooh let me know if you do!
I did end up making it and it was a big hit!
Thanks! I might have to try this for our Christmas party this weekend! 🙂
That looks delicious Lauren! Are they basically dough balls? Wondering if you could add cheese and bacon sprinkles on top as well. Gosh you’ve made me hungry now. Great job Lauren, looks great and so glad it was a big hit!
Yes, it’s basically dough and cheese, so I imagine you can add whatever you want on top!
This looks festive and delicious. That snowman dish with the sauce in it is too cute!
Such a tasty treat to serve this time of year.
This looks so yummi and easy to make! It’s going on my ‘to try’ list!
ooooh yum!! I love it! I want to make one. hehe And I’m all about basil. Give me all the basil! hehe Thanks for linking up with us!! XO – Alexandra
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Even with escaping cheese, it still looks cute! Plus it tasted great, so I say it’s a win!
Oh yes! This is just what I need. Making this for our party next week!
Yum! LOL on the escaping cheese.
Oh this looks so good! I have an unhealthy obsession with bread at the moment haha I may have to try something similar soon 🙂
We are hosting for Christmas and I need to make rolls. I really loved how this turned out! I actually like that the cheese escaped a bit, makes it look more cheesy and delicious! YUM!!
This is so cute and seems so simple to make. And seriously, is there anything better than warm bread and melted cheese?
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It looks so impressive! Such a great idea 🙂
This looks so adorable, AND so yummy! I don’t have any Christmas recipes (or non-Christmas recipes, tbh hah) but this looks like something I could do! Thanks for sharing!