A lot of gatherings are around the corner and if you happen to be hosting, or are in charge of bringing tasty Holiday Appies, look no further! In this post I will show you a couple of my favourites for the 2017 season, including recipes that will hopefully inspire your own creations for delicious Holiday Appies!
Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Pull-Apart Bread
For this delicious pull-apart bread, you will first need to make the spinach & artichoke dip to go inside the crust.
You will need:
- Cream Cheese (I used Mascarpone Cheese)
- Shredded Cheese Blend (Parmesan & Mozzarella are my favourites)
- Alfredo Sauce
Blend together until a spreadable consistency, then with a spoon, mix in:
- Chopped Thawed Spinach (Dried as much as possible)
- Chopped Artichokes (Dried as much as possible)
- Minced Garlic
Next, you will need a Pillsbury Pizza Dough rolled out into a large rectangle. Cut the dough into two identical tree shapes. The top layer will be one whole piece and the bottom layer will be the two leftover triangles stuck together.
Grease your pan or line with parchment paper. Place your bottom tree dough layer on the pan, and spread the spinach & artichoke dip evenly. Gently lay the other tree shaped dough on top.
Lastly, cut 1 inch thick strips down either side of the tree, leaving a gap down the centre of the tree. Twist each “branch” once or twice. Now it is time to bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. We brushed egg yolk on top to get an extra crispy, golden brown finish!
This Spinach & Artichoke Pull-Apart Bread is a hit when you pull it out of the oven in all of its gooey, cheesey glory. Definitely one of my favourite Holiday Appies! Inspiration for this recipe goes to Its Always Autumn !
Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Baguette
This recipe is one of my favourites because it is so quick, easy and yummy! Pomegranates always remind me of Christmas, but for so long I couldn’t find ways to incorporate them into my Holiday Appies. While shopping at the grocery store, an employee was demonstrating this recipe and giving out samples to the customers. I tried one and absolutely loved it! I have made it on many occasions since.
All you need is a white baguette, thinly sliced.
Spread on some goat cheese and sprinkle with pomegranate!
How simple is that? Perfect for your holiday party or even as a snack on Christmas morning!
What are your favourite Holiday Appies? Let me know in the comments below! Which one of these recipes will you be trying out this Holiday season?
If you are looking for seasonal drinks to pair with your Holiday Appies, check out my posts for How To: Holiday Mulled Wine and Holiday Cookie Martinis !