Christmas Tree Appetizers

Christmas Tree Appetizers or Breakfast is a simple tower of star-shaped puff pastry, egg, ham and cheese layers. A great way to include a kid’s bite at the festive table!

Christmas Tree Appetizers

Christmas Tree Appetizers are so simple and easy to modify to your needs. Initially, it was meant to be a Christmas morning breakfast, although it works wonders as an appetizer if you do a buffet or you know the kids will have a hard time with another meal. These Tree appetizers will surely make their eyes sparkle! You can make smaller versions for toddlers because not all trees are the same height either. The kids will love biting through the different layers; the puff pastry brings the festive crunch, the beloved ham and cheese and another layer of smooth omelette, all of which are popular with kids.

The Technique

Christmas Tree Appetizers

This appetizer is so easy, although here are a few tricks to make sure you get the best result possible:

  • Poke holes in your puff pastry before cooking; it will puff and deform less the stars.

  • The puff pastry shrinks inside the oven, so ensure the bottom layer is larger than the rest.

  • When you cook the smaller stars, they take way less time, so make them apart. Add some cheese on top of some for decoration on the sides.

Variations

Christmas Tree Appetizers

I haven’t added any mayonnaise between the layers because the puff pastry is filled with butter, but you could if you prefer. You could modify it by adding bologna or taking out the eggs. You are the chef here! Even cut some stars in iceberg lettuce to give it an extra crunch and colour! The idea is to cut star shapes into puff pastry and make it a tree so you can choose your favourite layers. I choose these knowing they are a big favourite of kids, but if your kid likes veggies more, cut through a lovely pepper, cucumber, etc.

Christmas Tree Appetizers

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Christmas Tree Appetizers

Meet the Christmas Star Puff Tree Appetizer! With layers of star-shaped puff pastry, ham, cheese, and egg, it's a delightful and irresistible addition to your holiday table. Perfect for kids and great for Christmas brunch!
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: appetizer, cheese, christmas, egg free, ham, kid-friendly, puff pastry dough, sour starch, tree
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Marie Breton

Ingredients

  • 230 g pre-made puff pastry dough
  • 4 slices ham
  • 4 slices cheese or your choice
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp milk or water
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Make multiple star sizes cut through the puff pastry.
  • Cook the larger stars together, brush an egg wash and make holes in them with a fork to prevent deformation, cook at 180°C (350F°) for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
  • Do the same with the small puff stars; add cheese on top of some and cook for only 4-5 minutes.
  • Crack the eggs in a bowl, mix with the milk, salt and pepper and cook in a non-stick pan until smooth.
  • Make stars of all sizes with eggs, ham and cheese.
  • Assemble by layering all the ingredients into a small Christmas tree, and make smaller ones too.
  • Finish with a half cherry tomato and a wooden stick to hold it in place.

Video

Notes

You could add a bit of mayonnaise in between some layers.

Nutrition

Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 580mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 503IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Tree Appetizers
Amount per Serving
Calories
455
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
32
g
49
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
15
g
Cholesterol
 
168
mg
56
%
Sodium
 
580
mg
25
%
Potassium
 
200
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
18
g
36
%
Vitamin A
 
503
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
4
mg
5
%
Calcium
 
190
mg
19
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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