Puff pastry Christmas tree


  • 2 rolls of pure butter puff pastry
  • 70g rosso pesto
  • 70g cured ham, very thinly sliced, almost crumpled
  • 70g grated mozzarella
  • 1 egg yolk
  • White and black sesame seeds for decoration


Preheat the oven to 180°C

Spread the puff pastry onto a sheet of baking paper

With a knife, cut out a large triangle with a square base, like a Christmas tree

Spread a thin layer of rosso pesto onto it, leaving 2mm around the edges

Cover with thin slices of cured ham

Sprinkle with grated mozzarella

Place the second layer of puff pastry on top, cut it to the same dimensions as the first then press down lightly to properly join the two layers of pastry, especially round the edges

Slice the branches 1 cm wide on the right and left, leaving a 2 cm trunk in the middle

If the puff pastry starts getting too soggy to handle, let it stand for a few minutes in the fridge then continue with the rest of the recipe

Gently twist each branch 

Glaze the tree with the beaten egg yolk using a brush 

Sprinkle with black and white sesame seeds

Gently take the tree and place it on a perforated baking tray 

Bake for 20-25 minutes

The result

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