Puff pastry Christmas trees

Puff pastry Christmas trees
Description

Puff pastry Christmas trees are a great idea to set up your table. An easy but impressive recipe. You can serve them as a starter at the center of the table, or you can place them as placeholder as “greeting appetizer”, definitely your guests will love the idea. You can choose both a rectangular and a round puff pastry. In the first case you will get trees of the same size, in the second case you will have different sizes. Choose according to your aesthetic preference. Here's how we make them.

Ingredients
  • 1 rectangular puff pastry

  • 20 g of raw ham

  • 50 g of creamy cheese

  • cubes of parmesan cheese

Preparation
Puff pastry Christmas trees

Roll out the rectangular puff pastry on a countertop.

Puff pastry Christmas trees

Spread the creamy cheese in the lower half of the puff pastry.

Puff pastry Christmas trees

Put the raw ham on top of the creamy cheese.

Puff pastry Christmas trees

Close the lower edge of the sheet, overlapping it with the upper edge.

Puff pastry Christmas trees

Cut out strips of about 1 cm thick.

Puff pastry Christmas trees

Form folds with strips.

Puff pastry Christmas trees

Take care to give the strip the shape of a tree.

Puff pastry Christmas trees

Thread the puff pastry trees with wooden sticks.

Puff pastry Christmas trees

Place them in a baking tin with baking paper.

Puff pastry Christmas trees

Cook for about 20 minutes in a preheated 200° degrees oven.

Puff pastry Christmas trees

Once ready, place a cube of parmesan cheese at the base of the wooden stick and serve them.

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