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Tear and Share Christmas Tree – 2 Ways


We love sharing, and may this year be the year you get to share and spend a celebration with your friends and family again. Tear and share foods are in, along with tapas and snack platters. This tear-and-share pastry tree can be made sweet or savoury. This savoury Christmas tree bread recipe is filled with the locally made Food Lover’s basil pesto, topped with cherry tomato baubles.  The sweet Christmas tree pastry recipe is filled with the fruit mince mix (made with our famous ‘red bucket’ fruit cake mix – at Cape Roasters in Cape Town.) and chocolate. Simply irresistible, it will be eaten up before you can say Merry Christmas.

Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
25 minutes

Additional Notes

Can you substitute the fruit mince for another sweet filling?

Of course, you can, you can try a jam of choice, chocolate chips and honey,

Can you make a vegan tear and share a Christmas tree?

Yes, you can make this vegan. Be sure to by a vegan-friendly puff pastry and use plant-based fillings. Here are some options for plant-based filings:

  • Sweet vegan fillings:
    • Peanut butter, all-spice and ginger.
    • Nut butter and jam or syrup.
    • Fruit mix fillings (above) but using plant-based margarine instead of butter.
  • Savoury vegan fillings:
    • Food Lover’s Pesto (of choice) & a vegan cream cheese spread (Fairview or Earth&Co)
    • Plant-based margarine, garlic and herbs with chopped mushrooms

*A vegan-friendly puff pastry does not use real butter, eggs, or any dairy and animal by-products. Check the ingredients list and label to be sure.

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