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Mini Crescent Tree Appetizers

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Mini Crescent Tree Appetizers
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 16
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You can’t go wrong with a fun, festive, Christmas tree-shaped appetizer, and this recipe is bound to be a hit at your next holiday gathering. For this simple and delightful spread, cover baked crescent dough “trees” with savory cream cheese, sprinkle with fresh herbs, and top with a variety of colorful veggies. Need some extra entertainment? Set out your toppings, and let the whole family decorate their own Mini Crescent Tree Appetizers!
Updated Nov 1, 2021

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    Unroll and separate dough into 2 long rectangles. Firmly press edges and perforations to seal, pressing each into 13x4-inch rectangle. Using photo as a guide, cut each rectangle into 8 triangles, each with 2 1/2-inch wide base (16 triangles total). Set aside trimmed end pieces. Place dough triangles on cookie sheet, spacing slightly apart. Press any perforations to seal, as needed.
  • 3
    Shape and press remaining dough end pieces into 4-inch square. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows to make 16 small squares. Press 1 square firmly at center of each triangle's short end for tree trunk.
  • 4
    Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cream cheese spread on top of each baked crescent tree. Using photo as a guide, arrange herbs and vegetable pieces on each crescent tree.
  • 6
    Serve immediately, or loosely cover and refrigerate up to 1 hour before serving.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Try your favorite combination of cut-up fresh herbs and vegetables, like tomato basil or chive cucumber.
  • tip 2
    Cream cheese spreads come in various flavors. If you’re unable to find garlic & herb, substitute with chive & onion.
  • tip 3
    Sprinkle chopped fresh herbs just before serving for best results.
  • tip 4
    Let the kids have fun decorating these mini crescent trees with their favorite veggies.

Nutrition Information

70 Calories, 4 1/2g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
40
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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