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Crescent Holiday Tree

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 16

For the ultimate appetizer "wow," serve this crescent tree topped with cream cheese and garnished with veggie garland and ornaments. Holiday decorating never tasted so good! MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1
container (8 oz) chives-and-onion cream cheese spread
1
tablespoon milk
3/4
medium red bell pepper
1/4
medium yellow bell pepper
1/2
cup chopped fresh broccoli
2
tablespoons sliced ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1
tablespoon chopped cucumber

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Remove dough from can in 1 long roll; do not unroll or separate. Cut roll into 16 slices.
  • 2
    On ungreased cookie sheet, place slices cut side down to form tree. Start by placing 1 slice for top; arrange 2 slices just below, with sides touching. Continue arranging a row of 3 slices, then a row of 4 slices, ending with a row of 5 slices. Use remaining slice for tree trunk.
  • 3
    Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute; carefully loosen from cookie sheet with spatula, and slide onto cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Place tree on serving platter or tray. In small bowl, mix cream cheese spread and milk until smooth. Spread mixture over baked tree.
  • 5
    Cut strips from red bell pepper for garland; chop any remaining red pepper. With small star-shaped canapé cutter, cut star from yellow bell pepper; chop remaining yellow pepper. Decorate tree with bell peppers, broccoli, carrots and cucumber. Serve immediately, or cover loosely and refrigerate up to 24 hours before serving.

Expert Tips

  • If desired, top baked tree trunk with cream cheese mixture and 1 tablespoon sliced almonds. Sprinkle tree with an additional 1 tablespoon almonds.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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