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Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 259
  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Stand: 30 mins
  • Bake: 15 mins at 450°F
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Ingredients

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  • 1 pound refrigerated pizza dough
  • 8 ounces mozzarella, cut into 32 pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, warmed

Directions

  1. Place dough in a bowl coated with olive oil. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 450 degrees . Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and cut into 32 equal pieces. Form dough balls around mozzarella and arrange in a Christmas tree pattern (see Note) on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush dough with egg and pour melted butter over top. Combine Parmesan and garlic salt; sprinkle over dough. Bake 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  3. Slide parchment onto a serving platter. Scatter basil on top and serve with marinara alongside.

Note

  • Build Your Tree:
    1. Start with 1 dough ball at the top and work your way down, adding 1 piece to each row. Stop at 7 rows.
    2. Make a 2 x 2-ball square of dough for the trunk.

Nutrition Information for Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Servings Per Recipe: 8
PER SERVING: 259 cal., 11 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 1073 mg sodium, 28 g carb. (2 g fiber, 3 g sugars), 11 g pro.