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

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • 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