Easy Puff Pastry Pesto Christmas Tree

If you’re looking for something easy and festive to make for Christmas this year, look no further! I have seen these puff pastry Christmas trees ALL over Pinterest and Instagram, so I thought I would give it a shot.


1 box (2 pieces) off pre-made, frozen puff pastry- thawed

1 cup pesto- store bought works well! My favorite is the store brand Basil Pesto from Whole Foods.


Allow your puff pastry to thaw to just about room temperature. You do not want it to be frozen, because it will break when you try to create your tree.

Preheat oven according to the puff pastry box directions.

Add parchment paper to a cookie sheet and add your first layer of puff pastry.

Using a brush, (or spoon), coat the top of your puff pastry.

Add the second piece of puff pastry on top of the pesto.

Using a sharp knife, cut out the shape of your Christmas tree.

Cut slits 1/2 inch away from each other on each side of your tree’s “trunk”.

Twist each slit.

Add a light slice down the center of your trunk.

Optional: You can choose to cook your scraps as well like I did, and serve them on the side.

Coming out of the oven…It wasn’t pretty at first, but sure was tasty!

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