11 December 2018

Nutella Christmas Tree Pastry

Need an easy Christmas dessert ? Look no further than this Christmas tree shaped Nutella filled pastry !



Nutella puff pastry dessert
I can't believe this is only the first recipe that uses Nutella on this blog ! Guess what ? I love Nutella. You shouldn't trust people who don't like Nutella.

This dessert recipe is perfect for the Holidays. Nothing says Christmas more than a Christmas tree, right ? This Nutella Christmas tree pastry looks impressive but is super quick and easy to prepare. Plus, you only need a few ingredients :

  • Puff pastry - I used storebought, but if you want to use homemade, go ahead ! You'll need two 6in circles of puff pastry to make this Christmas tree pastry.
  • Nutella - I didn't measure out exactly how much Nutella I used, but 4-5 tablespoons will be enough. You don't want to use too much Nutella or twisting the dough will be a bit more difficult.
  • Egg yolk - to give the Nutella pastry that beautiful golden color !

  • You could also sprinkle some vanilla sugar over the pastry before you put it in the oven, or add a dusting of icing sugar after the pastry has cooled. I've also seen some Nutella Christmas tree pastries with mini M&M's to make baubles (gently press them into the dough before baking).

    Nutella puff pastry dessert
    Here's how to make a Nutella Christmas tree pastry :

    1). Roll out the puff pastry. On one circle, spread a thin layer of Nutella (about 4 or 5 tablespoons - don't use too much.)
    2). Cover with the second circle of puff pastry.
    3). Using a sharp knife, cut a Christmas tree shape in the dough and remove the excess puff pastry (You can use the excess to make Nutella croissants. I also used a small star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out a star-shaped tree topper).
    4). Using a sharp knife again, make horizontal cuts about 1cm apart on each side of the tree (see picture), making sure to leave some uncut dough in the middle of the tree.
    5). Twist the sliced dough a couple times to make branches.
    6). Beat an egg yolk and brush the puff pastry with the egg wash.
    7). Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until the puff pastry is a nice golden color.

    Nutella puff pastry dessert
    Here's the recipe for this Nutella Christmas tree pastry :

    Nutella puff pastry dessert


    Ingredients :
    2 puff pastry circles (6in)
    4-5 tablespoons of Nutella
    1 egg yolk
    Optional : vanilla sugar and/or icing sugar

    Instructions :
  • Preheat the oven
  • Roll out the puff pastry. On one circle, spread a thin layer of Nutella (you can microwave the Nutella for about 10-15 seconds to make it easier to spread.)
  • Cover with the second circle of puff pastry. Using a sharp knife, cut a Christmas tree shape in the dough and remove the excess puff pastry (You can use the excess to make Nutella croissants. I also used a small star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out a star-shaped tree topper).
  • Using a sharp knife again, make horizontal cuts about 1cm apart on each side of the tree (see picture), making sure to leave some uncut dough in the middle of the tree. Twist the sliced dough a couple times to make branches.
  • Beat an egg yolk and brush the puff pastry with the egg wash. Optional : sprinkle some vanilla sugar over the dough.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes (180°C, until the puff pastry is a nice golden color. Optional : add a dusting of icing sugar over the cooled pastry.

  • Let me know in the comments if you make this Nutella Christmas tree pastry ! You can also share a picture on Instagram by tagging @acupofsprinkles and using the hashtag #acupofsprinkles !

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    Nutella puff pastry dessert

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