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puff pastry tree on a cooling rack

Nutella Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Make an easy Nutella Puff Pastry Christmas Tree with just THREE ingredients – store-bought puff pastry, Nutella, and an egg for the egg wash! Dust with powdered sugar for a snowy effect. Buttery, flaky, and a holiday party ready presentation.


  • 1 package (2 sheets) puff pastry, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Powdered Sugar, optional for dusting


  1. Prep – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Cut Tree – Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheets into two large rectangles (about 10-11×13 inches) and cut both into the shape of a Christmas tree. I like to use a star cookie cutter to cut out two stars from the scraps.
  3. Spread Nutella – Spread the Nutella on top of one of the trees and a little over one of the stars. Layer the second tree and star over the Nutella. Press the star piece on top of the tree.
  4. Cut Branches and Twist – Cut slits on both sides going up the tree – about an inch apart leaving the middle of the tree intact. Twist each strip of layered puff pastry – twist twice if you can.
  5. Brush with Egg Wash – In a small bowl whisk up the egg yolk with about a teaspoon or two of water. Brush the tree with the egg wash.
  6. Bake – Bake in the preheated oven for 13-18 minutes or until golden brown and puffed up.
  7. Serve – Let the tree cool for 5-10 minutes before dusting with powdered sugar and serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Nutella Puff pastry tree, puff pastry holiday recipe, puff pastry Christmas recipe, puff pastry Nutella tree

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