Christmas tree pizza tart
Bring festive fun to dinnertime with our tree-shaped pizza made with shop-bought pastry. Choose your own toppings, such as pancetta, chopped chipolatas and pesto
- Serves: 4 persons
- 320g sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
- 60g tomato-based pizza or pasta sauce
- 100g grated mozzarella
- toppings of your choice (we used pancetta, chopped chipolatas and finely chopped red onion)
- 3tbsp pesto, vegetarian if needed
Step 1Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Unroll the pastry and use a small, sharp knife to cut out a large Christmas tree shape, reserving any offcuts. Carefully lift the pastry tree onto a large baking sheet lined with baking parchment.
Step 2Spread over the tomato sauce, pushing it right to the edges. Sprinkle over the cheese and any toppings. Spread the pesto over the pastry offcuts and cut most of these into 1cm-wide strips using a pizza cutter. Twist and arrange over the tree to make ‘tinsel’. Stamp out stars or other shapes from any remaining offcuts, then use to decorate the tree or bake alongside it.
Step 3Bake for 20-25 mins (removing any shapes baked alongside after 15 mins) until the pastry is puffed up and golden and the cheese has melted. Serve straightaway.