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Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

Add a show-stopping breakfast (or dessert!) to your holiday table with this easy and festive recipe for a Puff Pastry Christmas Tree.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients  

  • All-purpose flour, for dusting work surface
  • 1 (17.3-oz.) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 large egg
  • Confectioners' sugar, for serving

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Lightly flour your work surface then unfold one sheet of puff pastry. Using a rolling pin, roll it into a 9x12-inch rectangle.
  • Using a sharp knife or pizza wheel, cut the rectangle into a large triangle. Cut a 3x2-inch rectangle from the scraps to form the tree trunk.
  • Place the triangular piece of puff pastry on the baking sheet and place the tree trunk at the bottom of the triangle.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the jam and rosemary. Spread it into an even layer across the tree and trunk.
  • Lightly flour your work surface and unfold the second sheet of puff pastry. Roll it into a 9x12-inch rectangle and cut out the same triangle and rectangle shapes.
  • Place the second triangle atop the first triangle covered with the jam. Place the second rectangle atop the first rectangle covered with the jam. Gently press the two layers together.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon water. Brush the eggwash atop the puff pastry.
  • Using a sharp knife or pizza wheel, start 3 inches from the top of the triangle and make 1-inch cuts down the sides while leaving a 1-inch section down the middle. Twist the strips.
  • Bake the puff pastry until it is golden brown and puffed, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove it from the oven, dust it with confectioners' sugar and serve.
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