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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

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Made with buttery puff pastry and fragrant basil pesto, this Pesto Puff Pastry Wreath is a delicious holiday appetizer that’s truly stunning! 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Servings: 10
Calories: 282



  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Pesto Puff Pastry Wreath
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 64IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: christmas appetizers, puff pastry appetizers