Holiday Appetizer Wreath

When faced with making appetizers, I tend to go with tried and true recipes. Spinach dip, cheese and crackers, veggie platter, caprese…which are all fabulous BUT I’ve been wanting to try something new. After scouring Pinterest for a Christmas themed appetizer, I discovered this holiday wreath on the Pillsbury website. I made it over the weekend when we had some friends over and was really pleased with how it came out. Though it seems a little complicated to make, it really was quite easy. Hope you give it a go!

Cast of Characters

  • 5-6 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 cup chive and onion cream cheese
  • 2 cans Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets, thawed and chopped
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Panko breadcrumbs

To begin, heat your oven to 375 degrees and prepare your bacon on a shallow baking sheet.

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Bake to your desired crispiness (I did 15 minutes). Drain on paper towels.

Unroll both cans of dough and separate into 16 triangles. On ungreased large cookie sheet, arrange triangles with shortest sides toward center, overlapping in wreath shape and leaving 4-inch round circle open in center. Crescent dough points may overlap edge of cookie sheet. Press overlapping dough to flatten.

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Spread the chive and onion cream cheese on dough to within 1 inch of points.

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Chop your broccoli, pepper, and bacon.

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Combine in a small bow. Spoon onto widest part of dough.

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Love the holiday colors!

Pull end points of triangles over broccoli mixture and tuck under dough to form ring (filling will be visible). To do this, I gently lifted the ring with one hand and pushed the dough under with a butter knife.

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Carefully brush dough with beaten egg.

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Sprinkle with panko breadcrumbs.

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In your 375 degree oven, cook for 30 minutes.

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This rocked! It practically disappeared within minutes, I kid you not. I’m glad I tried something new and this will definitely be a repeat for parties in the future. Enjoy!

Do you tend to stick with the same appetizers for potlucks, or switch it up?
 
 
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