This Pull-Apart Christmas Tree is the perfect holiday-themed dinner!
Using premade dough and a lot of cheese, there’s no doubt that everyone will be pulling off another piece and gobbling it down!
Making a fun Christmas tree dinner will have everyone “patiently” waiting to eat.
The best part? This recipe is really fun to make together as a family as well! Make some fun holiday memories cooking together in the kitchen.
Pull-Apart Christmas Tree
This simple Christmas Tree Pull-Apart bread is really, really simple to make. It’s a fun way to put a new spin on pizza night at home and keep up with the fun festiveness of the holidays as well.
Ingredients to Make Christmas Tree Cheese Bread
- Pizza dough
- Mozzarella cheese
- Grated parmesan
- Make sure that you butter the baking sheet well so that the dough won’t stick.
- It’s also just as important to make sure that you’re sealing the dough well so that the cheese doesn’t leak out and get all over the place.
- This recipe is great with any type of dipping sauce like marinara, ranch, and even melted butter with garlic!
How to Make Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread
Start by preheating the oven to 450 degrees.
Next cut the mozzarella cheese into bite-sized small pieces and set them aside in a dish.
Grab the pizza dough and separate it into two different parts.
Stretch each piece and then roll it out into the shape of a rectangle.
Once you have that done, you’ll then cut the dough into small squares that are about 2-inches in size. (This recipe will take 33 little squares to make!)
Grab a piece of the dough and wrap and stretch it around a piece of mozzarella cheese. Make sure that you seal it well so that the cheese doesn’t leak out.
Once you have the cheese secured, set the balls on the baking sheet with the seems down. Have them touching as well.
Brush the egg on top and pop in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes.
While the tree is baking in the oven, you can mix together the parmesan, herbs, and melted butter to make the topping.
After you remove the Christmas tree bread from the oven, brush the melted butter mixture on top and Enjoy!
Absolutely. If you have time for that or have a favorite recipe for bread dough, you can totally use homemade instead of buying dough from the store. (I do have an Easy Pizza Dough Recipe that I LOVE that you might love, too!)
You have to take a peek and use your nose. I always depend on my eyes and nose when baking as the biggest clues. Once you start to smell what’s baking in the oven and see that the top of the crust is turning golden-brown, those are your clues that it’s very close to being done and ready to be pulled from the oven.
Yep! The mozzarella is great but you can use any type of cheese that will melt and that your family likes. This is also a simple way to change up the flavor easily.
Storing Leftover Tree Bread
Due to the ingredients, this needs to be stored in the fridge in an airtight container. You can then reheat it in the microwave for a few seconds when you’re ready to eat again.
You can actually freeze this recipe if you’d like! I recommend freezing this in an airtight bag or container and make sure that you can get a really great seal.
More Recipes to Love
If you love this bread recipe, you’ll love these ones too:
- Homemade French Bread Recipe – Not only is it simple to use but it goes perfectly with a wide variety of meals.
- Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks Recipe – Foolproof copycat Olive Garden recipe.
- Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits – These Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits are made from scratch and are super fluffy and so good with some warm butter or fresh jam.
Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread
- 1 pound pizza dough Chilled
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup parmesan finely grated
- 1 tbsp parsley chopped
- 1 tbsp rosemary chopped
- 1 egg for greasing the dough
- Cut the mozzarella cheese into small 2.5 cm pieces and set aside.
- Divide the pizza dough into two parts. Stretch and roll each piece of dough into a long rectangle, then cut the dough into 2-inch squares (you will need 33 in total).
- Wrap a square of dough around each piece of mozzarella, forming a tightly closed ball.
- On a baking sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree, put the balls seam down (they should touch).
- Brush the egg mixture on the dough balls and bake until golden brown for 15-20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix the melted butter, parmesan and herbs. Apply with a brush to the baked balls.
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.