- Cheesy Pull-Apart Tree
Cheesy Pull-Apart Tree
Meal Tags: Appetizer, Holiday
Dietary Tags: Egg-free, Nut-free, Vegetarian
- 1 ball store-bought pizza dough
- 6 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut the pizza dough ball in half. Roll each half of the dough into a log. Cut the pizza dough into 1-inch pieces. Working one piece at a time, flatten the dough out into a disc. Place a piece of mozzarella into the center of the dough. Fold the sides of the pizza dough to cover the cheese. Roll the dough into a small ball. Repeat until all of the dough pieces have been filled with the cheese. Arrange the dough balls on the baking sheet in the shape of a pine tree. Shape the final dough ball into the shape of a star using your hands or a cookie cutter. Place the star at the top of the tree.
Bake until it is golden, about 10 to 12 minutes.
While the tree is baking, in a small bowl, combine the butter, Parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, and garlic powder.
Serve the tree immediately brushed with the melted butter.