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Puff Pastry Christmas Trees
What fun!  Puff pastry cut into evergreen tree shapes are baked and filled with creamy pudding. Let the kids help decorate the "trees" with colored sugar and cherry halves before they dig in!
Rating:
Serves: 8 pastries
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

 

 
1 package (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
1/3 cup prepared vanilla pudding or lemon curd
1/3 cup honey, warmed
Green decorating sugar
8 raspberries or maraschino cherry halves




Heat the oven to 400°F.
Unfold 1 pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. Cut 4 stars of each size, using 3 star cookie cutters in graduated sizes. Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet. Place the 24 stars on baking sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove them from the baking sheets and cool on a wire rack.
Top 1 large star pastry with about 1 teaspoon pudding. Top with 1 medium star pastry, turning the star so the points do not line up. Top with about 1 teaspoon pudding and place 1 small star pastry on top, turning it so the points do not line up. Repeat with the remaining star pastries, making 8 "trees". Drizzle the "trees" with honey. Sprinkle with green sugar and top each with a raspberry.
Helper: A set of star-shaped cookie cutters can be ordered from Cooking.com or cut 3 star patterns (2-inch, 2 1/2-inch and 3-inch) from cardboard. Place on the pastry sheet and cut with a knife.


Notes:
Nutritional Values per Serving using Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheet: Calories 311, Total Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 422mg, Total Carbohydrate 35g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Protein 5g, Vitamin A 9%DV, Vitamin C 1%DV, Calcium 1%DV, Iron 9%DV

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