Christmas Tree Pull-apart

Christmas Tree Pull-apart

This tree is “like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”


Recipe adapted from Eclectic Every Day

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 5 mins
This tree is “like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 10
  • 2 packages Chebe All Purpose or other savory Chebe mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • 8 Tbsp milk or milk substitute
  • 6 oz shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 Tbsp oil
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and cut 10 pieces, about ½”x ½”.
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 10 chunks sharp white cheddar cheese, about 1.5 oz.
  • 10 chunks pepperoni, about 1.5 oz.
  • Fresh herbs finely chopped (basil, oregano, rosemary, and/or thyme)
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Prepare the Chebe mix according to package directions until the dough is smooth and consistent.
  3. Separate into 31 equal pieces (each piece will be about 1 oz).
  4. Roll each piece into a smooth, rounded ball. Combine two of these pieces into one, making a larger ball (this will be the base of the tree).
  5. Cut the pepperoni, cheddar cheese, and jalapenos and fill the jalapeno pieces with dabs of cream cheese.
  6. With your finger, press a cavity in each ball and insert a jalapeno, a piece of cream cheese, or a pepperoni and enclose the filling with the dough. Seal the opening and roll into a smooth ball.
  7. Lightly grease or spray oil onto a baking pan/sheet. To form the tree, place on the pan a row of seven balls, above that row, a row of six balls, above that, a row of 5, etc. making a pyramid until you finish the tree. The larger ball can be flattened a little and placed below the bottom row to make the tree base. All dough balls should be lightly touching each other.
  8. Make the egg wash by mixing 1 egg with 2 Tbsp water or milk. Brush the egg wash all over the surface and the edges of the tree.
  9. Sprinkle the tree with the chopped herbs.
  10. Bake for 25 – 27 minutes. Rotate the pan half way through baking to be sure it is more evenly baked. Keep an eye on it during the last five minutes.

  11. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

You may make a smaller tree by halving the ingredients. Make 16 to 17 balls and construct the tree in the same way.


Other filling ideas: sundried tomatoes, pesto, black olives and cream cheese, cooked bacon, etc.


Recipe adapted from Eclectic Every Day


This recipe works great with Chēbē All-Purpose Mix, but you may also try it with these Chēbē mixes:


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