4 savory christmas trees on parchment paper with a bowl of green olives
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5 from 1 vote

Simple Savory Christmas Trees

Simple Savory Christmas Trees, a fast & easy delicious puff pastry appetizer made with cream cheese and salami or cold cut of choice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: antipasto, Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 10 pastries
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 roll puff pastry
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese mousse**
  • 12 thin slices salami (or cold cut of choice)
  • 10 green olives
  • 10 cubes of hard cheese

**if you can't find cream cheese mousse then use softened cream cheese (make sure it's spreadable).

    Instructions

    • Roll out Puff Pastry (or defrost completely if frozen) lightly roll to smooth out.  Spread with cream cheese mousse and top with salami slices, then slice into 9 or 10 strips lengthwise.  
    • Fold the strips of dough accordion style, start with a small amount and widen as you go (until you reach the end).
    • Place a long skewer in the center starting at the base then through to the top of the tree. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
    • Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.  While strips are in the fridge pre-heat oven to 350°.
    • Remove from fridge and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden.  If desired top each tree with a green olive and stick into a hard square of cheese or serve as is.   Enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 73kcal | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 48mg | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.2mg