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Tear and Share Christmas Tree

  • Preparation time

    15- 20 mins

  • Cooking time

    30 – 40 mins

  • Serves

    2-4 (depends how hungry you are!)

Tear and Share Christmas Tree

INGREDIENTS

Makes 1 Christmas Tree

180g ALT. Tender Chickenless Pieces
2 x Packs ready to roll pastry (vegan options available)
1 Jar of your favourite cranberry sauce, approx. 200g
Approx. 150g block of brie
1/2tsp – 1tsp Rosemary – fresh or dried
25-50g Pecorino
1 x Egg

Why not try adding in any left-over stuffing or vegetables…
also you can swap out the dairy and pastry to vegan alternatives.

METHOD

  • 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 180c.

  • 2

    Open both ready to roll pastries and roll-out. Place one rolled out pasty sheet on top of the other, and cut both into a basic, triangular Christmas tree shape. Set one of the pastry sheets to one side, and place the other on top of a sheet of greaseproof paper. Keep the off-cuts from both.

  • 3

    With the off-cuts, cut out two star shapes and two trunk shapes, set to one side.

  • 4

    Working with the rolled out pastry on the greaseproof paper, spread the cranberry sauce over the pastry, then cut slices of brie and add an even layer.

  • 5

    Roughly chop the Chickenless Pieces and add an even layer (no need to pre-cook).

  • 6

    Lay the other pastry tree on top.

  • 7

    Make the branches of the tree by cutting even finger widths into the tree on each side and twist each finger, carefully, to keep the filling inside

  • 8

    Apply egg was over the whole tree and scatter some rosemary to your liking and cover with grated Pecorino

  • 9

    Put in the pre-heated oven on a baking tray, and cook for 30-40 minutes (until golden brown and the pastry is cooked)

  • Add additional decorations of your choosing. Why not try, whole cranberries or extra stars

made using

Tender Chickenless Pieces
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