Trim the Tree Pull-Apart Bread
Say "hello" to one of our favorite holiday appetizers: cheesy pull apart Christmas tree bread!
Make your next holiday gathering even more fun with this recipe for Trim the Tree Pull-Apart Bread. It's a delicious Christmas-themed appetizer that is big enough for the whole family to share.
Make this easy pull apart bread while you trim the tree and don't forget the marinara dipping sauce! These tasty little bread balls are stuffed with cheese and garlic and then baked to golden perfection.
Brushed lightly with melted butter and dried basil, this homemade pull-apart bread will give you the energy you need to trim the tree and wrap your presents all in one night!
Cooking Time15 min
- 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
- 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 3 cloves finely minced garlic
- 1 (13.8-ounce) tube refrigerated pizza crust
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
- salt and pepper, to taste
Cheesy Pull Apart Christmas Tree Bread
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl combine cream cheese, shredded cheese and minced garlic, until well mixed. Season well with salt and pepper.
Unroll the pizza crust and press it flat. Cut into 36 equal size squares.
Place a small teaspoon of the cheese mixture on each square. Pull up corners and pinch to seal, rolling the dough into a ball shape.
Place on the baking sheet in rows: 8 at the bottom, then 7, then 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 to form a tree shape.
Combine butter and basil in a small bowl. Brush half this mixture over the dough balls and bake for about 15 minutes until nicely browned. Immediately brush with the remaining butter mixture (rewarm if necessary).
Carefully slide to a serving tray and serve with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.
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