Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

Title: Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread


For the Dough:

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg

For Filling and Decoration:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting)
  • Colored icing or decorating gel
  • Sprinkles or edible decorations


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large bowl, combine 3 cups of flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together warm milk, melted butter, and egg. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
  2. Knead and Rise:
    • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 5-7 minutes, adding more flour as needed, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  3. Prepare Filling:
    • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and ground cinnamon.
  4. Assemble Christmas Tree:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a large rectangle. Brush the melted butter over the dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly.
  5. Cut and Stack:
    • Cut the dough into smaller rectangles, stack them, and cut into triangles, resembling a Christmas tree shape. Place the tree-shaped dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Decorate:
    • Once the Christmas tree bread is cooled, dust with powdered sugar. Use colored icing or decorating gel to create garlands and ornaments. Add sprinkles or edible decorations as desired.
  8. Serve:
    • Allow the icing to set, then gently pull apart the layers to enjoy your Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread.

Time and Intensity:

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Rising Time: 1 hour
  • Baking Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Intensity: Moderate

Note: This Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread is a festive and delicious treat for the holiday season. The layers of cinnamon-sugar and the creative tree shape make it a visually appealing centerpiece for your Christmas table. It’s a fun and interactive way to enjoy a sweet bread with family and friends.

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