Crescent appetizer tree

Crescent appetizer tree

ChefMom
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: 16 people

This festive crescent appetizer tree is a perfect appetizer to present at all of your holiday festivities.

Ingredients

  • 1 8-oz. can crescent rolls
  • 1 8-oz. tub chives and onion cream cheese spread
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3/4 red bell pepper
  • 1/4 yellow bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons baby-cut carrots, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cucumber

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Remove crescent dough and cut into 16 slices.
  3. Place cut side down to create a "tree" shape. Think of creating a triangle out of the crescents.
  4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes, until golden brown.
  5. Cool for a few minutes, then loosen tree from cookie sheet and transfer to a cooling rack. Cool for another 15 minutes.
  6. Transfer tree to serving platter.
  7. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese spread and milk until smooth. Spread mixture on tree.
  8. Cut strips from the red bell pepper to create a "garland" for the tree. Chop remaining red pepper to use as decoration.
  9. Using a star-shaped canape cutter, form a star from the yellow bell pepper for the tree topper, then chop remaining bell pepper and sprinkle on spread.
  10. Sprinkle the tree with remaining veggies.
  11. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
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