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Puff Pastry Pizza Christmas Trees

These Savoury Puff Pastry Pizza Christmas Trees are made with only five simple ingredients including store bought puff pastry, pesto and cheese. They are the perfect Holiday appetizer great for New Years celebrations and will be the first to go! Vegan, dairy-free, egg-free and can be made gluten-free!

Puff Pastry Pizza Christmas Trees

These simple savoury christmas trees are super easy to make and delicious to eat. I was inspired to make a savoury version from my VIRAL Puff Pastry Biscoff Trees. These were a HUGE hit online, as well as with my friends and family. I love making savoury treats around the holidays and especially for New Years. Filled with delicious red and green presto, cheese and chilli… you are going to absolutely love these. They are also great for kids to make and decorate too!

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Ingredients you’ll need:

This recipe is quick, easy and only requires 5 simple ingredients. You may already have them in your kitchen pantry / fridge, but if not.. I’ve listed them below so make sure to jot them down on your shopping list for your next shopping trip!

  • Puff Pastry sheets: You can use homemade, but to make things easy, I use store bought. I use the brand Jus-Rol, which also do a vegan and gluten-free puff pastry.
  • Pesto: Make sure the pesto you use is vegan friendly. Most ‘regular’ pesto contains non-vegan ingredients such as Parmesan or pecorino. Always triple check that the pesto you use states it’s suitable for vegans! I use the brands Zest and Sacla.
  • Dairy-free cheese: You can use your favourite vegan cheese for this recipe. I like to use either Applewood Vegan Block or Violife as these melt the best in my personal opinion.
  • Chilli flakes: This is optional but adds a nice kick to the pastries. Alternatively, you could sprinkle them with some garlic or onion salt for added flavour.
  • Dairy-free milk: Use any dairy-free milk for this recipe such as almond soya, oat or cashew. The milk is used to simple brush over the pastries to help them puff up and brown in the oven.
Puff pastry pizzas with pesto and cheese.

How to make Puff Pastry Pizza Trees:

You’ll love how easy these puff pastry pizza trees are to make. You only need a spare half an hour to make these fun, effective and festive little hand held treats, with a few delicious ingredients too! You can find the full written recipe and ingredients list in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

  1. Unravel the pastry sheets

    Start by unraveling the puff pastry sheets, you’ll need 2 sheets. Use a rolling pin to help flatten out any crinkles on the pastry. Spread the red pesto to one side of the sheet, and green to the other half, making sure to go right into the corners. Sprinkle over the grated cheese in a generous layer. Add the second sheet on top, press down to stick.

  2. Cut

    Use a shark knife or pizza cutter for ease to make 1 inch wide strips of the dough.

  3. Style

    Take one of the strips, lay it flat in your hand or on a clean worktop and roll it up accordion style, going winder to smaller at the top to replicate a christmas tree shape. Poke a cake pop stick down the middle of the tree.

  4. Bake

    Place the trees on a grease proof paper lined baking tray, spread out to give them room in the oven. Brush dairy-free milk over the pastry then sprinkle over some chilli flakes, then bake until golden.

  5. Serving

    Use a small star cookie cutter to chomp out star shapes out of a block of cheese. Place to the top of the trees and serve.

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Quick and easy Puff Pastry Pizza Christmas Trees filled pesto and cheese for a delicious savoury appetizer. Vegan, easy and only 5 ingredient!


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  • 2 sheets of store bought puff puff pastry (vegan, you can also use gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons of red pesto
  • 2 tablespoons of green pesto
  • 40g of dairy-free cheese
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • Dairy-free milk (see step 7)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C fan and line a baking tray with grease proof paper.
  2. Roll out both puff pastry sheets over grease proof paper. Use a rolling pin to remove any crinkles in the pastry.
  3. Spread red pesto to one side of the pastry and green pesto to the other side, alternatively you could just use your favourite flavour pesto. Spread evenly on top of one puff pastry sheet. Use a spoon or spatula to spread it out, getting right into the edges.
  4. Grate some dairy-free cheese and sprinkle over the top of the pastry and pesto, in an even layer.
  5. With a knife or with a pizza cutter / roller, cut the puff pastry into strips large about 1 inch in width.
  6. Fold the strips to make the Christmas tree shape either in your hand or on the worktop. You can leave the puff pastry as it is or make them into pops with a cake pop stick inserted down the middle.
  7. Place on the lined trays, giving them a-little room as the pastry will puff up and spread. Brush the pastries with dairy-free milk and sprinkle over some chilli flakes (optional).
  8. Bake the pastries in the middle of the pre-heated oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  9. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly then serve.


To store: Best enjoyed fresh, day of making. But can be stored in a air tight / sealed container in the fridge for a day. Allow to come to room temperature before enjoying.

Remove the pastry from the fridge about 10 minutes before you are ready to use it, as it will be easier to work with.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Pastry
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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