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Cheesy Pull Apart Holiday Tree Rolls

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If you want an appetizer that will both add beauty to your table and delight the taste buds of your guests, this Christmas tree bread is it. There is no better combination than Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar and bread. And when you shape it like a Christmas tree, the result is a truly amazing Christmas appetizer plate that will wow your loved ones. Do not miss making this super simple, super yummy, show stopping recipe this season.

Yield: 11 servings

Preparation Time: 4 hours; Cook Time: 30 min


Nutrition Facts

Yield: 11 servings

Approximate Nutrient Content per serving:

Calories: 150
Calories From Fat: 54
Total Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 3.5g
Cholesterol: 25mg
Sodium: 189mg
Total Carbohydrates: 17g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Protein: 5g

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements, products and brands used to prepare the recipe.


STIR warm milk and sugar in bowl of a stand mixer or mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast over the milk and let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.

ADD 1/4 cup melted butter and 1 beaten egg together and whisk to combine.

ADD flour, sprinkle with salt and mix with the dough hook attachment until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes on medium speed. Alternatively, stir in about 2/3 of the flour with a wooden spoon until stiff. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gradually knead the dough by hand incorporating the remaining 1/3 flour until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

COAT a bowl with cooking spray or oil and set dough into the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm spot until the dough is doubled in size, 1 to 2 hours.

TURN dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Punch down into a flat shape. Grate 4 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp cheddar and sprinkle over the dough. Fold the dough over and gradually knead cheddar into the dough until incorporated, about 45 seconds. Let rest on the surface (covered with plastic) until relaxed, 30 to 45 minutes.

LINE a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the dough into 22 roughly equal balls and place on the baking sheet in a Christmas tree shape as shown in the photo with forming bottom rows with six balls and continuing with five balls on top and so on. Let dough rise 30 to 45 minutes.

PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F while dough is rising

BAKE until the top is deeply golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

STIR the remaining 1/4 melted butter, garlic salt and chopped herbs in a small bowl to combine. Brush the melted butter mixture on the warm bread and let the tree cool on the baking sheet about 10 minutes.

PLACE the Christmas tree on a serving platter. Cut the remaining 2 ounces of cheddar into five triangles and one square. And arrange into a star shape at the top of the tree. Place pimento stuffed olive half in the center. Serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

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

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