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Christmas Tree Pesto Tear And Share

2 x 320g packs ready rolled puff pastry

4 tbsp Pesto (red or green)

4 tbsp Tbsp Parmesan or vegetarian hard cheese

1 egg beaten

Preheat the oven to 200C fan with a baking sheet. Unroll the first sheet of puff pastry, keeping it on the paper, Smother the pastry with the pesto, then sprinkle with 3 tbsp parmesan

Cover with the second sheet of pastry and lightly press down. Cut away two strips at the bottom of the pastry to form a tree trunk. Cut diagonally on both sides to the top of the pastry sheet to make a Christmas tree shape. Don’t waste the pastry you have removed, cook it at the same time as the tree for a cook’s treat.

Cut 2cm branches into the sides of the triangle on both sides leaving a space lengthwise in the centre all the way from trunk to tip. Twist each branch away from you trying to get two twists on the lower branches.

Brush the whole tree with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan, slide onto the hot baking sheet Bake in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes. Allow to cool a little on the baking sheet.

Christmas Tree Pesto Tear And Share Tearing It
Christmas Tree Pesto Tear And Share Ready For The Oven
Christmas Tree Pesto Tear And Share Ready For The Oven
Christmas Tree Pesto Tear And Share Tearing It
Christmas tree pesto tear and share

Pastry and pesto tear and share

Jules
A great one for Christmas, but be creative and make other shapes throughout the year
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Lunchbox or Snack
Servings 6 people
Calories 651 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 320g packs ready rolled puff pastry
  • 4 tbsp pesto (red or green)
  • 4 tbsp parmesan grated
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200C fan with a baking sheet. Unroll the first sheet of puff pastry, keeping it on the paper, Smother the pastry with the pesto, then sprinkle with 3 tbsp parmesan
  • Cover with the second sheet of pastry and lightly press down. Cut away two strips at the bottom of the pastry to form a tree trunk. Cut diagonally on both sides to the top of the pastry sheet to make a Christmas tree shape. Don’t waste the pastry you have removed, cook it at the same time as the tree for a cook’s treat.
  • Cut 2cm branches into the sides of the triangle on both sides leaving a space lengthwise in the centre all the way from trunk to tip. Twist each branch away from you trying to get two twists on the lower branches.
  • Brush the whole tree with the beaten egg and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan, slide onto the hot baking sheet Bake in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes. Allow to cool a little on the baking sheet.

Nutrition

Calories: 651kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 10gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 425mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 272IUCalcium: 71mgIron: 3mg
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