Are you ready to infuse some festive cheer into your family get togethers? Get your apron on and let's create delightful Puff Pastry Turkey Trees! These adorable treats are perfect for both children and adults, and they make a fantastic finger food for parties and mealtimes.
- 2 sheets of puff pastry, thawed
- 5-6 slices Turkey Slices (or vegan equivalent)
- 9 slices cheddar cheese
- 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
- Handful of fresh parsley, finely diced
- 2 tbsp knob Butter
- 3 tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Chop the garlic and parsley and mix it into the melted butter.
Creating the Turkey Trees:
Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet on a floured surface. Layer the turkey and cheese slices and then layer the second thawed puff pastry sheet on top.
Using a sharp knife, cut the pastry into long thing strips
With each long strip, you will want to fold the pastry to create a tree and insert a wooden skewer to keep the tree together.
Brush each tree with the beaten egg wash prior to placing them in the pre-heated oven and bake until golden brown (approximately 15-20 minutes)
Remove and coat with the parsley, garlic and butter mix.
Sprinkle a teaspoon of grated parmesan on top (optional)
Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the puff pastry turns golden brown and puffs up.
Once done, remove the turkey trees from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes on the tray before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve and Enjoy: Arrange these adorable Puff Pastry Turkey Trees on an eco rascals plate and watch them disappear in no time! They're perfect as appetizers for holiday gatherings or as a fun snack for the family.
Not only are these treats delicious, but they also serve as a wonderful way to engage children in the kitchen. They are also adaptable and can be made with sweet of savoury flavours.
Give these festive Puff Pastry Turkey Trees a try, and make your holidays both delicious and environmentally conscious. Happy cooking and happy holidays from eco rascals.