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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tasty Tuesday- Crescent Holiday Tree

I made this last year when we had a party and it was so easy and so good. I found it on Pillsbury.com.
I've also seen a version of this as an ornament.

But I thought I would share this since the holiday entertaining season has officially started!
When I made it I changed the veggies up a bit so you can really used whatever you would like.


Crescent Holiday Tree


Prep Time: 15 Min
Total Time: 45 Min
Makes: 16

INGREDIENTS:
-1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
-1 container (8 oz) chives-and-onion cream cheese spread
-1 tablespoon milk
-3/4 medium red bell pepper
-1/4 medium yellow bell pepper
-1/2 cup chopped fresh broccoli
-2 tablespoons sliced ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
-1 tablespoon chopped cucumber


DIRECTIONS:

- Heat oven to 375°F. Remove dough from can in 1 long roll; do not unroll or separate. Cut roll into 16 slices.

- On ungreased cookie sheet, place slices cut side down to form tree. Start by placing 1 slice for top; arrange 2 slices just below, with sides touching. Continue arranging a row of 3 slices, then a row of 4 slices, ending with a row of 5 slices. Use remaining slice for tree trunk.

- Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute; carefully loosen from cookie sheet with spatula, and slide onto cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

- Place tree on serving platter or tray. In small bowl, mix cream cheese spread and milk until smooth. Spread mixture over baked tree.

- Cut strips from red bell pepper for garland; chop any remaining red pepper. With small star-shaped canapé cutter, cut star from yellow bell pepper; chop remaining yellow pepper. Decorate tree with bell peppers, broccoli, carrots and cucumber.

-Serve immediately, or cover loosely and refrigerate up to 24 hours before serving.


ENJOY!!


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