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puff pastry dough shaped into a star with sixteen rays and stuffed with pesto and garnished with pomegranate arils.

Pesto Puff Pastry Wreath

Katerina | Diethood
Made with buttery puff pastry and fragrant basil pesto, this Pesto Puff Pastry Wreath is a delicious holiday appetizer that’s truly stunning! 
Servings : 10
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Line a large rimless cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll out the puff pastry sheets and cut them into 10-inch circles. I place a large dinner plate on the puff pastry and cut around it.
    a round dinner plate set over puff pastry dough
  • Transfer one puff pastry circle to the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • Put the pesto in the middle of the puff pastry circle; using the back of a large spoon, spread the pesto over the pastry, leaving a 1-inch border all the way around.
  • Place the second puff pastry sheet on top.
  • Place a drinking glass in the center of the circle to create a round indentation; remove the glass.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut 16 slices all around, leaving the center circle intact.
    puff pastry cut in a circle and the circle is then divided into 16 slices.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 5 minutes - this will make it easier to twist the pastry.
  • Remove from freezer.
  • Twist each slice two or three times to the right, working your way around the entire wreath.
  • Brush the top with egg wash. Sprinkle it with coarse salt.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and puffed up.
  • Garnish with pomegranate arils and chopped basil or parsley.
  • Serve.


Calories: 282 kcal | Carbohydrates: 23 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 17 mg | Sodium: 183 mg | Potassium: 35 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 64 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 13 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: christmas appetizers, puff pastry appetizers