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Holiday Italian Herb Crescent Christmas Trees

Holiday Italian Herb Crescent Christmas Trees created by May I Have That Rec

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 Recipe #101256. 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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2hrs 30mins
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  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Unroll cans of dough and separate into 4 long rectangles; firmly press perforations together.
  • Sprinkle each rectangle with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
  • Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle, forming 4 rolls (like a jelly roll).
  • With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices (now they look like pinwheels).
  • 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.
  • Arrange 2 slices below, sides touching.
  • Continue arranging rows of 3, 4, and 5 slices.
  • Use remaining slice for trunk.
  • Bake first tree 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool 5 minutes on wire rack.
  • Repeat for 2nd tree on another cool cookie sheet.
  • Place trees on serving platter.
  • If you do not have a decorators bag and tip, spoon the dip into a zip lock bag.
  • 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.
  • Place tomato slice on each pinwheel except top and bottom ones.
  • 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.
  • Chop remaining bell pepper; sprinkle over trees.
  • Sprinkle with parsley.
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving time.
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"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 Recipe #101256. 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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  4. LilPinkieJ
    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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  5. Bri22
    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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