Pull-Apart Christmas Tree

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If you’re searching for a Christmas appetizer that’s also a delightful centerpiece, then you’ve found it! This easy, crowd-pleasing Christmas tree pull-apart bread brings cheesy, herby pizza vibes to your table effortlessly. With store-bought pizza dough and mozzarella sticks, you can whip up this festive bread in under an hour, perfect for those last-minute additions to your spread. Here’s how to make it:

Pull-Apart Christmas Tree

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 8


  • 1 pound refrigerated pizza dough
  • Egg wash 1 egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water
  • 7 mozzarella sticks
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • Marinara sauce warmed (for serving)


  • Preheat your oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces and set them aside.
  • On a floured surface, divide the pizza dough into two pieces. Stretch and roll each piece of dough into a long rectangle, then cut the dough into 2-inch squares (you’ll need 33 squares in total).
  • Wrap each piece of mozzarella with a dough square, forming tightly sealed balls. Place the balls seam-side down on the baking sheet, arranging them in the shape of a Christmas tree so they touch each other. Brush the egg wash over the dough balls and bake until they turn golden, which should take about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • While the pizza balls are baking, whisk together the melted butter, Parmesan, and herbs. Once the pizza balls are done, brush them with this mixture. Serve the warm pull-apart bread with marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy your festive treat!

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