If you thought you couldn’t create anything fancy pants from basic pantry items, I’m here to tell you you’d be wrong. This Nutella pull-apart Christmas tree uses the most basic of ingredients and is a complete kid-pleaser – and it can be made quick sticks in about 20 minutes. Merry Nutella Christmas!
This Nutella Pull-Apart Christmas Tree dessert is perfect for when you just want a sweet something to share but don’t want to go to the whole hassle of an elaborate dessert. Contrary to what you might think, this dessert is simple to whip up – spoiler alert – the fanciness is all in the presentation.
A glorious Nutella pull-apart Christmas tree made from basics!
You REALLY don’t need a lot to make this chocolatey, flakey, glorious pull-apart Christmas tree, just take a look below!
Ready to wow the fam with this Nutella filled tree? Let’s do it!
Nutella Pull-Apart Christmas Tree Recipe
- 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, defrosted with backing plastic still attached
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon icing sugar
- Fresh berries (I’ve used strawberries and raspberries, blueberries or mini marshmallows would be great too!)
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper. Take both of your sheets of puff pastry and set them on your workbench. Spread one with a generous layer of Nutella.
2. Take the second sheet of puff pastry and with the backing plastic still attached, lay it on top of the Nutella covered sheet (plastic side up) and sandwich them together. Peel away the top plastic sheet from the puff pastry. Using a sharp knife, cut from the centre of the top edge to the bottom corners to create a triangle shape. Set the offcuts aside.
3. Slice approximately 2.5cm width ‘branches’ from just off centre (leave about a 2cm gap in the middle) to the outer edge.
4. Carefully move the cut triangle to your prepared baking sheet, removing the plastic sheet from the back of the puff pastry. Gently lift each puff pastry ‘branch’ and twist it on itself and place it back down.
5. From the puff pastry offcuts, cut a trunk shape and use a cookie cutter or sharp knife to cut star shapes.
6. Add a star on top of the tree and tuck the trunk shape under the base of the tree on the baking sheet. Place the extra shapes around the tree. In a small bowl, whisk the egg and using a pastry brush, apply a wash of the egg to all of the puff pastry. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
7. Remove from the oven and carefully pick up the whole sheet of baking paper and transfer to a cooling rack to cool down a little.
8. When you’re ready to serve your Nutella pull-apart Christmas tree, (you can eat it warm or cold!) place it on a board or platter and dust with icing sugar.
9. Add the extra puff pastry shapes to the board and dust them with the icing sugar too, together with fresh berries. Add some fresh berries to the tree itself to look like baubles. So sweet!
10. Let everyone pull off a branch of this fancy Nutella pull-apart Christmas tree to nibble on. Yum!
What do you think? Do you think this might be a fab dessert or ‘sweet something’ for the festive season this year – it might make its debut as a special sweet something for the kids’ table? It has ‘speedy dessert for Christmas Eve’ written all over it for my family!