Easy Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

A few weeks ago I bought crescent rolls at Costco intending to use one tube to make Brie En Croute. I didn’t realize there were four other tubes of crescent rolls in the box and had no clear plan with what to do with them. They sat in the fridge for awhile.

Luckily today as I was putting together Christmas dinner I realized I had no form of bread to go along with the prime rib and mashed potatoes we were planning to eat. The four tubes of crescent rolls saved the day. I quickly googled “bread” recipes using crescent roll dough. I found a bunch of recipes for monkey bread and then came across a cute recipe at Delish for a Christmas tree made with pizza dough and stuffed with cheese.

Bingo! I figured crescent rolls would do the trick just fine and I had some string cheese I needed to use up anyway.

All of the food I made this year for Thanksgiving and Christmas was comprised of old recipes I needed to update on my blog except for this one and I have to say, it was a gem. Easy to put together and very impressive looking.


  • 4 tubes of crescent rolls
  • String cheese, cheese curds or cubed cheese
  • 2 T. melted butter
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • egg wash


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  3. If using string cheese, cut into approximately 1-inch sections.
  4. Mix melted butter with herbs and minced garlic, set aside.
  5. Remove the crescent rolls from the cans and unroll/break apart. Roll one piece of cheese in each triangle starting by placing the cheese in one corner and rolling the cheese across to the other end wrapping the ends into a ball as you go. Pat the dough to seal or roll it around a bit in your hands to seal.
  6. Repeat until you’ve used all the crescent roll dough.
  7. Place the dough into the pan in the form of a tree as seen in the picture. Brush rolls with an egg yolk wash (1 egg yolk + 1 teaspoon water) or some heavy cream.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the rolls have browned. Turn the pan halfway through baking if necessary so the rolls brown evenly.
  9. Remove from oven and brush with garlic butter. Eat immediately.

Recipe rating: 

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