Grenade puff pastry Christmas tree

If there’s one thing we love about the festive season, it’s the food. Yule logs, Christmas puddings, mince pies – the list is endless! But if you’re looking for something a little different to whip up this season, feast your eyes on this delicious puff pastry Christmas tree, created by the wonderful Lea Phillips.

Yes, this festive dessert looks pretty impressive but, we promise, it’s super quick and easy to make! Give it a go and make sure you tag us in your creations at @grenadeofficial. Happy baking!

Ingredients

2x ready rolled light puff pastry
90g Carb Killa® spread
15g flaked almonds
1 egg white
Icing sugar (optional)

Method

1) First, preheat your oven to 190C (374F).  Then take your puff pastry out of your fridge and allow to rest for 10 minutes – this will ensure it unrolls without cracking
2) Once rested, unravel the pastry sheets and cut both to the same size as your cookie sheet or flat tray (Lea used a square shaped baking tray). Then, place one sheet of pastry on the cookie sheet, leaving the greaseproof paper backing on
3) Spoon out 90g of your fave Carb Killa® spread onto the pastry and spread it into the shape of a Christmas tree. Then sprinkle the flaked almonds over the top

Grenade chocolate puff pastry Christmas tree
4) Next, lay the second sheet of pastry over the top of your Christmas tree shape and remove the backing
5) After this, cut out a Christmas tree shape out of greaseproof paper – this needs to be roughly the same size as your Carb Killa® spread Christmas tree. Lay this on top of your pastry and use this as a guide to cut the pastry into a Christmas tree shape
6) Cut lines into the pastry tree (see image) and twist each section

Grenade puff pastry Christmas tree
7) Using the remaining pastry, cut out a star shape – this will sit at the top of your tree!
8) Next, lightly brush egg wash over the whole pastry tree and then bake in the over for 18-20 minutes or until golden
9) Once cool, you can decorate your tree! Lea drizzled warm Carb Killa® spread over the top and lightly dusted with icing sugar – we’d love to see how you decorate yours!

Grenade puff pastry Christmas tree

Macros per serving (pastry serves 10)

329 calories | 16.5g fat | 8.5g protein | 36.1g carbs

So, hands up who’s giving this one a go? If you’ve caught the baking bug, why not head over to our blog to see what other Christmas recipes you can take on – our macro-friendly mince pies are sure to be a hit this season!