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Tree-Shaped Crescent Veggie Appetizer

Tree-Shaped Crescent Veggie Appetizer recipe

Veggie trays, move over! This colorful tree-shaped appetizer will add an interesting twist to your appetizer buffet.

Recipe Ingredients

* bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers and/or green onions

Method

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Remove dough from cans in rolled sections (2 sections from each can); do not unroll. Cut each section into 8 slices (16 slices from each can).
  3. Place slices, cut side down, on ungreased cookie sheets to form trees.
  4. To form each tree, start by placing 1 slice for top; arrange 2 slices just below, with sides touching.
  5. Continue arranging row of 3 slices, then row of 4 slices, ending with row of 5 slices.
  6. Use remaining slice for trunk.
  7. Refrigerate one tree.
  8. Bake one tree at 375 degrees F for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool 1 minute; carefully loosen with pancake turner and slide onto wire rack to cool.
  10. Bake and cool second tree.
  11. Place each tree on serving platter.
  12. In small bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, dill and garlic powder; blend until smooth.
  13. Spread mixture over both trees.
  14. Decorate trees with assorted vegetable pieces.
  15. Garnish as desired. Refrigerate until serving time.
  16. To serve, pull apart slices of tree.

Yield: 2 trees; 32 appetizers

Reprinted with permission from Pillsbury.


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