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    Holiday Italian Herb Crescent Christmas Trees. Photo by GrandmaG

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs

    30 mins

    GrandmaG's Note:

    Posted per request. Great Christmas appetizer! From the Pillsbury Crescent Special Edition cook book. How ever I did replace the 1/2 cup chive - and - onion potato topper with 1/2 cup of my prepared Chive and Garlic Dip Mix. This dip has a better flavor than the potato topper. Recipe makes two trees. Prep time about an hour, decorating time...well thats up to you! I would love to see several pictures of this one, as it can be decorated several ways.

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    Serves: 32



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    1. 1
      Heat oven to 375°F.
    2. 2
      Unroll cans of dough and separate into 4 long rectangles; firmly press perforations together.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle each rectangle with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
    4. 4
      Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle, forming 4 rolls (like a jelly roll).
    5. 5
      With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices (now they look like pinwheels).
    6. 6
      To form 1 tree, on cookie sheet, (I line mine with parchment paper it's easier to move trees to cool and to final decorating plate), Place 1 slice, cut side down, for top of tree.
    7. 7
      Arrange 2 slices below, sides touching.
    8. 8
      Continue arranging rows of 3, 4, and 5 slices.
    9. 9
      Use remaining slice for trunk.
    10. 10
      Bake first tree 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
    11. 11
      Cool 5 minutes on wire rack.
    12. 12
      Repeat for 2nd tree on another cool cookie sheet.
    13. 13
      Place trees on serving platter.
    14. 14
      If you do not have a decorators bag and tip, spoon the dip into a zip lock bag.
    15. 15
      Cut 1/4 inch hole in bottom corner of bag; and pipe over tree like garland, and a dollop of dip in on each pinwheel except trunk.
    16. 16
      Place tomato slice on each pinwheel except top and bottom ones.
    17. 17
      With 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch star shaped cutter, cut 2 stars from yellow bell pepper; place one on top of each tree.
    18. 18
      Chop remaining bell pepper; sprinkle over trees.
    19. 19
      Sprinkle with parsley.
    20. 20
      Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving time.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 04, 2008


      I made this for my MIL and SIL when we were busy making their Christmas trays. They loved it so much and it was great for getting us in a festive mood after slaving away in the kitchen all morning. I made my own onion dip to use. I like that the bread was flavored, otherwise it would be a bit bland tasting. I think next time I make this, I will use freshly shredded or shaved Parmesan cheese for even more flavor. Made and Reviewed for Zaar Cookbooks Tag - Thanks much! :)

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    • on January 02, 2006


      This was visually a great snack. I made it for a Cristmas eve party, but it wasn't amazing as far as tatse goes. It wasn't bad, but didn't have much flavor. I might try to think of different decorations for the trees to enhance the flavor, because it was too darn cute to give up on! Thank you!

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    • on December 06, 2004


      Great recipe! So easy to put together and so cute. I had lots of compliments on this one! I did have to make a few changes though. I made my star out of cheese and used a green pepper to garnish the tree due to the high cost of yellow peppers in my area. Thanks for posting, GrandmaG!

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    Nutritional Facts for Holiday Italian Herb Crescent Christmas Trees

    Serving Size: 1 (25 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 32

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 49.4
    Calories from Fat 10
    Total Fat 1.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 7.7 mg
    Sodium 77.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 1.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dried Italian seasoning

    sour cream and chive dip

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