Pull-Apart Garlic Bread Christmas Tree

My Pull-Apart Garlic Bread Christmas Tree is not only beautiful, but delicious too. This bread takes 10 minutes to assemble, it oozes with cheese, and hits all the right spots. We are also saving a lot of time by buying store-bought pizza dough, but you are more than welcome to make your own. Feel free to leave it plain, stuff it with brie and jam, or Nutella if you want to make a sweet Christmas bread instead. If you are making this Pull-Apart Garlic Bread Christmas Tree into a sweeter version, I suggest leaving out the butter and sprinkle it with powdered sugar on top. For this recipe you will need:

Pull-apart garlic bread christmas tree by the modern nonna pull-apart garlic bread christmas tree

Pull-Apart Garlic Bread Christmas Tree

This bread takes 10 minutes to assemble, it oozes with cheese, and hits all the right spots.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 6


  • 700 grams store-bought pizza dough
  • touch oil + flour
  • 23 cubes of mozzarella or any
  • 1 egg + tablespoon water which is egg-wash for brushing the top

The Garlic Butter

  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • ¼ cup grated parm
  • 1 garlic clove
  • fresh or dry parsley to taste


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400°F. Add a little bit of oil to the counter so that the pizza dough can roll out nicely. Place your dough on top and sprinkle a little bit of flour.
  • Roll it out with a rolling pin into a nice rectangular shape. Cut out 23 equal pieces and if you have more you can definitely bake those on the side. Take each piece of dough and add a cube of mozzarella or any cheese you like and form into a ball.
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper begin to assemble your tree. Add six doughballs, then five, four, three, two, one, and two more for the bottom of the tree as a base.
  • Cover it and let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes and once it has rested you can brush it with some egg wash or even some avocado or coconut oil if you are egg-free.
  • Bake at 400F for 20 minutes and if it’s not fully golden I like to put mine as I watch it the whole time on broil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Mix and brush it with the garlic herbed butter and enjoy. It’s best enjoyed hot while the cheese is melted but you can also let it cool completely rapid really well leave it in the fridge and re-heat it the following day in the oven. Enjoy.



You can make this the day before letting it cool completely and wrap it up really tightly with saran wrap. The following day you can reheat it in the oven at 350F until it’s nice and warm. 
If you are vegan feel free to leave out the cheese, you can substitute the egg wash for avocado or coconut oil and you can use vegan butter, herbs, and garlic to brush on top.
If you are gluten-free, please try to find a gluten-free pizza dough. 
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