Every Christmas I try tho think of cute and fun appetizers to serve on Christmas day. Along with a little cheese ball snowman, I like to make this pretty wreath. I love it because it looks impressive, bu t is made in only a matter of minutes with the help of Pillsbury Crescent Dough.
This little wreath is made simply with cream cheese and a few fresh veggies baked in crescent dough. I used a mixture of fresh broccoli, chopped spinach and roasted red peppers in this wreath. If you want to add more flavor, add a few tablespoons each of chopped crumbled bacon and/or green onions.
For a quick and easy garnish, I took a few ripe tomatoes from my windowsill along with some rosemary from the herb garden.
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup fesh chopped broccoli
1 cup fresh spinach
1/4 chopped roasted red peppers
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Heat oven to 375°. Unroll crescent dough and separate into triangles. On ungreased cookie sheet, arrange triangles with shortest sides towards center, overlapping in wreath shape and leaving a 4-inch circle open in the center.
Combine cream cheese, broccoli, spinach, rosted red peppers, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Spoon mixture on dough. Pull end points of crecent dough and pull diagnoaly over wreath, tucking the ends under to form the wreath. Filling will be visible.
Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, or until deep golden brown. Garnish with fresh rosemary and tomatoes.
For more flavor, add 2 tablepsoons chopped green onoin.
For a bacon twist, add 1/4 cup cooked crisp and crumbled bacon.