Sara Lynn Cauchon is a host, producer, speaker, entrepreneur, and foodie. Since she launched her YouTube cooking channel, The Domestic Geek.
Sara Lynn Cauchon is a host, producer, speaker, entrepreneur, and foodie. Since she launched her YouTube cooking channel, The Domestic Geek, in April 2014, she has earned more than 1.89 million dedicated subscribers and 150 million video views.
Sara is always looking for easy appetizer recipes to share with her loved ones. She has three delicious ideas that are shaped like Christmas trees; What could be more festive than that?
Spinach and Artichoke Christmas Tree Recipe
Instead of puff pastry, you can use store-bought pizza. Cut it in half and spread it out on two pieces of parchment paper. "It's essential to work on the parchment paper because this will make it so much easier to transfer it to the baking sheet when you're ready to cook it," says Sara.
Top it with an amazing spinach artichoke dip. Spread a nice layer over your pizza crust. Now cut it into a Christmas tree shape, so you don't have to reach the edges, but make sure you get a good topping because it will be loaded in a lot of flavors.
Then top this with a nice dash of finely grated mozzarella cheese. For an even more great flavor, you can also get some freshly grated Parmesan cheese. At this point, cover this with the second piece of pizza dough. Press gently to help it adhere. To shape the Christmas tree, use a pizza cutter. If you don't have one, use a sharp knife.
Once you've prepared your tree, you can transfer it on the parchment paper to a baking sheet and then pop it in the oven at 450 ° F for 12 minutes. Finish with a brush with a little melted butter mixture with a little garlic powder and a little fresh parsley.
Removable Cheesy Christmas Tree Recipe
Start again with some store-bought pizza dough, cut it in half, roll it between your hands, and then cut it into bite-sized pieces. Flatten each of the dough pieces in your hands, then add a little mozzarella to each center. Roll up the mozzarella and place it on your parchment-lined baking sheet.
Once you have your entire Christmas tree prepared on your baking sheet, you can go ahead and top it with small star-shaped pizza dough. Put this treat in the oven at 450 ° F for 10 minutes or until everything is cooked through and golden brown.
While baking, mix in another big butter topping for this appetizer. Start with a little melted butter, add some freshly grated Parmesan cheese, as well as some minced basil, garlic powder, and parsley, which will give you a beautiful green color for the Christmas tree. Use a pastry brush to apply it all over your tree.
Olive Christmas Tree Recipe
This recipe is definitely an adorable idea, and it all starts with a styrofoam cone from the craft store. Wrap it in aluminum foil and then fix the olives with toothpicks. Place a toothpick where you want to add olives, and then you will place the olive on top.
"For the best effect, I recommend using a variety of olives of different shapes and sizes," says Sara.
As you get closer to the top, where there is less room, cut the toothpicks in half. Add the most festive flavor with a few sprigs of rosemary. Then make a puff pastry star and place it once baked on the top of the tree.
These recipes are a fun and festive addition to a deli or cheese platter. Try these three delicious ideas and enjoy them with your partner, family, and friends; You can even share them through virtual encounters, making them more fun and original!