Nutella Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

This Nutella puff pastry Christmas tree is the cutest and easiest Christmas puff pastry recipe you can make at home. My Nutella puff pastry Christmas tree only needs 3 ingredients and is one of the best party foods you can make in the festive season. It is lovely to sit around the table with friends and devour the Nutella Christmas tree in front of us. Especially with a glass of mulled wine.

nutella puff pastry christmas tree on baking parchment and on a red cloth

Why you’ll love this Nutella puff pastry Christmas tree recipe

First of the reasons has to be that the puff pastry christmas tree looks incredible. The glazed puff pastry and tasty Nutella mix so well together and the little star on the top of the Christmas tree is perfect!

The Nutella Christmas tree UK recipe will quickly become a staple dessert on your Christmas table. Its pull and tear style means it’s great for family sharing.

Everyone can get involved in baking – It’s simple and that makes it perfect for a family Christmas dinner dessert!

It’s such a quick dessert to make and can even be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge until you are ready to bake.

golden glossy puff pastry christmas tree with nutella

Top Questions

Should I egg wash puff pastry?
Do you bake puff pastry before filling?
Why is the bottom of my puff pastry soggy?
At what temperature do you bake puff pastry?
Can Puff Pastry be made ahead of time?
How do you keep puff pastry warm for a party?

Ingredients

For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.

PUFF PASTRY

Pre-made puff pastry is so easy to find, it also saves you so much time in baking your puff pastry Christmas tree. It’s flaky, easy to work with and so delicious. Simply roll out and bake! You can also buy pre-rolled pastry which is even easier to work with.

There isn’t a huge difference between supermarket and luxury premade puff pastry. I have used Aldi puff pastry and ASDA puff pastry and both work very very well.

NUTELLA

Hazelnut chocolate spread is one of my favourite spreads, and when baked into this pastry Christmas tree.

I love Nutella, its rich flavour and smooth texture make it perfect for baking (and for spreading on croissants) but you can use any brand of chocolate spread for the puff pastry Christmas tree nutella.

Alternatives to Nutella I like are Jim Jams chocolate spread, Morrisons own brand chocolate hazelnut spread and the Tiptree Chocolate Spread is a special treat.

EGG WASH

The best way to make your puff pastry shiny and super flaky for thisnutella christmas tree UK is with an egg wash. For all my puff pastry ideas use an egg wash before baking to really step up your puff pastry game.

How to make the Nutella puff pastry Christmas tree – step by step

nutella smeared of the puff pastry
puff pastry with a layer of nutella folded in half.
  • Firstly, roll out your puff pastry layers and set one to the side
  • Spread your Nutella / chocolate spread over one side and then add your second, pre-rolled puff pastry layer on top.
Cut a tree shape out of the folded puff pastry
Christmas tree shape in puff pastry and nutella
  • Cut the top two corners to create a long triangle (an isosceles triangle if you will)
  • Leaving about 1.5 inches as ‘stem’ in the middle cut into the sides of your puff pastry Christmas tree, creating your branches. Make each cut about 1″ apart.
the nutella puff pastry christmas tree before baking
the finished nutella puff pastry christmas tree
  • Twist your branches on themselves twice, glaze and bake!
  • Enjoy your delicious puff pastry treat once cooled to the touch.

Nutella Puff Pastry Christmas Top Tips

Save the leftover pieces and make extra little trees or twists. It makes for a fun dessert for the children. Big kids also like them too! They are very nice for the baker while you prepare the Christmas tree.

Use the off cut piece of nutella filled puff pastry to make a little star on the top of your puff pastry Christmas tree to make it extra Christmassy!

Use an egg wash or a milk wash to ensure your puff pastry Christmas tree nutella is flaky and has a lovely shine.

Serving Suggestions

This dessert is one of many puff pastry recipe ideas that makes a great centre piece after your big Christmas dinner. It looks amazing presented on the table and served with fresh cream or warmed with cool ice cream.

I love pairing mixed winter berries & vanilla ice cream with this puff pastry Christmas tree dessert. TheNutella Christmas tree UK makes a sweet, warm pudding.

The warm pastry and chocolate Nutella are perfectly decorated with Dried Orange Slices, they can bake while the oven’s on and make the house smell wonderfully festive.

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Substitutions and variations – puff pastry christmas tree

CINNAMON SUGAR PUFF PASTRY CHRISTMAS TREE

Once you’ve baked your pastry Christmas tree, mix equal parts cinnamon with caster sugar (granulated will work also) and then sprinkle it all over your baked puff pastry Christmas tree nutella.

SAVOURY PUFF PASTRY CHRISTMAS TREE

Puff pastry ideas don’t have to be sweet, you can make a wonderful savoury puff pastry Christmas tree, instead of nutella, you could make a Cheese and Onion puff pastry Christmas tree by caramelising onions and spreading grated cheese throughout the pastry. I love it for a savoury Puff pastry snack.

For a sweet varient of this recipe you could use mincemeat between the two layers of puff pastry.

BISCOFF PUFF PASTRY CHRISTMAS TREE

Sweet but definitely not too sickly, Biscoff is a wonderfully warm spread, it makes for such a wonderful winter and Autumnal dessert. The warm ginger spices pair perfectly with the puff pastry and it tastes perfect!

Storing puff pastry Christmas tree/ Making ahead of time options

Your Puff pastry Christmas tree Nutella can be made the day before you intend to serve it. All you need to do is add the egg glaze and then you can simply cook it in the oven just prior to when you want to serve it.

You can even freeze the the Christmas tree and cook from frozen later.

The Puff pastry recipe for Christmas tree with Nutella can be stored in an air-tight container for a few days. I would recommend splitting it into portion sizes so you can easily reheat it.

FAQS

Should I egg wash puff pastry?

Yes, you should egg wash your puff pastry. It will ensure your puff pastry Christmas tree is shiny and browns beautifully. You can also use milk to wash the top of your puff pastry to create the same effect.

Do you bake puff pastry before filling?

No! You don’t have to bake your pastry before your filling, the Nutella filling for this puff pastry Christmas tree is light and won’t burn in the oven. You only bake before filling if your filling is watery.

Why is the bottom of my puff pastry soggy?

An overly moist filling will contribute to a soggy puff pastry. Lcukily this recipe doesn’t make the pastry soggy.

The other reason the bottom of your puff pastry is soggy is that the top is cooking faster than the bottom. This is normally becuase the oven isn’t hot enough. The butter/fats in the puff pastry will melt and not cause the pastry to rise if it isn’t hot enough.

At what temperature do you bake puff pastry?

You bake puff pastry at about 200 degrees celsius (400F). It’s easy to cook and is so delicious once baked and flaky.

Can Puff Pastry be made ahead of time?

Yes, puff pastry is best when you make it a day before you intend to use it and let it rest in the fridge overnight. You can make puff pastry ahead of time.

How do you keep puff pastry warm for a party?

To keep puff pastry warm for a party you can bake it fresh just before serving or leave your puff pastry dessert in the oven as it cools. This will keep your dessert warm and if you are worried about the pastry burning cover it with silver foil.

nutella puff pastry christmas tree
nutella puff pastry christmas tree

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Recipe

Nutella Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

Sisley White
This puff pastry Christmas tree is the cutest and easiest Christmas puff pastry recipe you can make at home. My Nutella puff pastry Christmas tree only needs 3 ingredients and is one of the best party foods you can make in the festive season. It is lovely to sit around the table with friends and devour the Nutella Christmas tree in front of us. Especially with a glass of mulled wine.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Bakes, Party Food, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, English, International
Servings 1 puff pastry Christmas tree
Calories 2760 kcal

Equipment

  • knife
  • greaseproof paper / baking parchment
  • Baking Tray
  • Butter knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sheet puff pastry sheet (approx 300g)
  • plain flour (for dusting)
  • 250 g nutella
  • 1 egg

Instructions
 

  • Remove the puff pastry from the fridge and Preheat the oven to 200ºC/ 400ºF / Gas mark 6.
  • Dust the work top with flour and unroll the puff pastry.
  • Spread the Nutella over the puff pastry.
  • Fold the puff pastry in half like a book.
  • Cut the piece into a triangle for the Christmas tree shape.
  • Along the diagnoal edges cut strips into the centre on each side leaving a gap in the middle.
  • Take the edges of piece and turn round to make spirals. I rolled them upwards for each side so they all matched.
  • Using the leftover pieces of puff pastry use a star cutter to cut out a star for the top of the tree.
  • Gently whisk the egg with a fork and using a pastry brush, brush the egg over the pastry.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until gold golden brown.
  • Best enjoyed straight away when still hot but can be enjoyed cool too.

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Notes

  • This recipe is so easy you can size it up or down to suit your occasion. You can use one sheet folded in half like I do in this recipe or use two sheets to make a bigger one.
  • As you only need a sheet of puff pastry you can use any size you like and adjust the amount of Nutella accordingly.
  • If you want to try pimping up your puff pastry Christmas tree try adding white chocolate chips or even adding fresh or dried raspberries. For Christmas Nutella and dried cranberries work so well.

Nutrition

Calories: 2760kcalCarbohydrates: 267gProtein: 37gFat: 172gSaturated Fat: 96gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 55gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 775mgPotassium: 1228mgFiber: 17gSugar: 137gVitamin A: 248IUCalcium: 319mgIron: 18mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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10 thoughts on “Nutella Puff Pastry Christmas Tree”

  1. 5 stars
    Anything with Nutella is already a win in my book! Very excited to try this for the holidays (though I might have to make one sooner, for quality control of course!)

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  2. 5 stars
    I was looking for a fun Xmas recipe to place as a centerpiece and this is going to work out great. I make my own Nutella and will use an egg replacement but I just love the concept.

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