Holiday Appetizer: Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Posted December 13, 2017 by shooting in Food / 49 Comments

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!

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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!)

49 responses to “Holiday Appetizer: Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

  1. 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.

    • shooting

      No, I got what’s essentially pizza crust dough! It worked just fine, but you could probably make your own.

  2. 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!

  3. RO

    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

  4. 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. πŸ™‚

  5. Ooh there is CHEESE inside those little bread balls? Sign me up, that sounds so good! And it looks so cute too πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up today!

  6. 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!

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