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Pull-Apart Crescent Christmas Tree

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 32
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Looking for an appetizer that’s easy to make but will bring the wows? We’ve got you covered! Just 4 ingredients turn crescent rolls into a cheesy and cheery Christmas tree appetizer that feeds a crowd.
Updated Nov 11, 2023
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What is a Pull-Apart Crescent Christmas Tree?

Crescent roll dough is topped with spreadable garlic and herbs cheese. The pieces are rolled up and placed on a cookie sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree. The crescent rolls bake slightly together, making each piece (and there are enough pieces for a crowd) easy to pull off the tree. It’s easy to make and amazingly delicious—with only 4 ingredients!

How Should I Serve Pull-Apart Crescent Christmas Tree?

Let the tree cool for a minute or two. Lift the tree with the parchment paper to a large platter. Run a large, flat spatula underneath the tree on all sides. Lifting the parchment paper on one side, slice the tree onto the platter.


  • 2 cans (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count)
  • 2 packages (5.5 oz each) garlic & herbs Boursin® cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Separate dough into 16 triangles. Use kitchen scissors or knife to cut each triangle in half lengthwise.
  • 2
    Spoon about 2 teaspoons cheese on shortest side of each triangle. Roll up each, starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point. Using photo as a guide, place crescents next to each other in tree-shaped pattern on cookie sheet, starting with trunk and working up to top.
  • 3
    Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until deep golden brown. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with parsley.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To transfer Christmas tree pull-apart bread to a platter, lift it up while still attached to the parchment paper, and place it on your platter. Run a large, flat spatula underneath the tree on all sides, then lift parchment paper on one side and slide the pull-apart Christmas tree onto the platter.
  • tip 2
    Try another flavor of Boursin™ cheese instead of the garlic & herbs. Shallot and chive or basil and chive would be delicious options.
  • tip 3
    Crescent Dog Pull-Apart Wreath is another great option for the holidays. It's easy to turn crescent rolls into a Christmas wreath for a festive take on the classic app.
  • tip 4
    You can prepare the tree up to 2 hours ahead on the cookie sheet. Cover it loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. Pop it in the oven just before your guests arrive. For the best flavor and texture, serve it warm.
  • tip 5
    Love Christmas tree-shaped appetizers? Our 3-Ingredient Pesto-Parmesan Christmas Tree is the perfect recipe if you're craving a little pesto and parm for your next holiday gathering."
  • tip 6
    Love pull-apart appetizers? Crescent Dog Pull-Apart Wreath is another holiday favorite!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are other holiday menu ideas I can try?

Our easy ham or sausage stuffing recipes are a few of our go-to favorites. Or try any of these Christmas dinner ideas.

My Christmas tree pull-apart is too dark on the bottom—what did I do wrong?

We recommend shiny, regular finish cookie sheets for the best results. If you’re using a dark, nonstick pan, follow the manufacturer's instructions for baking temperature.

Nutrition Information

90 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 6g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
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
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Boursin™ cheese is a spreadable cheese that may be found near the deli or artisan cheeses in your grocery store. It’s a great way to add flavor in just one ingredient, rather than needing spreadable cheese and also herbs or spices!
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