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Puff Pastry Christmas Trees

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What fun!  Puff pastry cut into evergreen tree shapes are baked and filled with creamy pudding. Let the kids help decorate the "trees" with colored sugar and cherry halves before they dig in!

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 30 minutes
  • Bake: 10 minutes
  • Cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 8
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed

  • 1/3 cup vanilla pudding or Lemon curd

  • 1/3 cup honey, warmed

  • as needed Green decorating sugar

  • 8 raspberries or maraschino cherry halves

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Cut 4 stars of each size, using 3 star cookie cutters in graduated sizes. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet. Place the 24 stars on baking sheets.

  3. Bake for 10 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove them from the baking sheets and cool on a wire rack.

  4. Top 1 large star pastry with about 1 teaspoon pudding. Top with 1 medium star pastry, turning the star so the points do not line up. Top with about 1 teaspoon pudding and place 1 small star pastry on top, turning it so the points do not line up. Repeat with the remaining star pastries, making 8 "trees". Drizzle the "trees" with honey. Sprinkle with green sugar and top each with a raspberry.

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Tip

Once Puff Pastry is thawed, work quickly while it’s still cold. You can cut it into desired shapes, then store in the fridge until you’re ready for the next step.

If you don’t have a pastry brush, you can use the tip of a rolled-up paper towel or your fingertip to apply egg wash.

Helpful Puff Pastry tools: Rolling pin, pastry board, sharp knife and/or pizza wheel to cut dough, pastry brush, baking sheets or parchment paper.

For extra-thin, crisp Puff Pastry, set a second baking sheet on top of the filled pastry before baking.

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Submitted by:
Alana H.
Date: 12/28/2005

5 star rating

"This recipe was a delight for my family at Christmas time. All my friends enjoyed these Christmas Tree puff pastries. I will always make them from now on."

Submitted by:
Zoe R.
Date: 6/25/2006

5 star rating

"These are great and go very quickly at Christmas. Now I make them every Christmas and everybody loves them. I have gotten many compliments on them."

Submitted by:
Kim S.
Date: 1/8/2009

5 star rating

"These have become part of our Christmas tradition. We even leave two out on Christmas Eve for Santa. We have changed it over the years. We use snow flake cookie cutters instead of stars, vanilla icing instead of pudding, confectioners sugar, and color sprinkles to look like lights. My eight year old daughter looks forward to making these every year."

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