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Spicy Pull-Apart Christmas Tree Bread

Proudly Wisconsin Cheese

Yield: 16 servings

Preparation Time: and total Active Time: 30 min



Red Pepper Dipping Sauce:
Place the sauce ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until mixture is smooth. Set aside.

Tree Bread:
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Unroll pizza crust on a lightly floured cutting board into a rectangle, 9-inches long; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Cut crust widthwise into four strips, each 2 1/4-inches wide. Cut strips lengthwise yielding 16 rectangles.

Cut pepper jack into 16 cubes, about 3/4-inch each. Wrap each rectangle around a pepper jack cube; seal dough around cheese. Roll dough into balls.

Arrange balls in a tree shape on prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Meanwhile, combine butter and remaining garlic powder. Divide butter mixture in half; brush half of the mixture on rolls.

Cover with aluminum foil; bake for 10-12 minutes longer or until golden brown. Brush rolls with remaining butter mixture. Sprinkle with parsley and red pepper flakes.

Serve rolls with reserved sauce.

Cheesemonger Tip:
Sartori suggests that once the cheese is open -- to prevent it from drying out -- wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place in a sealed bag or container. Store cheese in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator.

Please note that some ingredients and brands may not be available in every store.

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