Cherry, Coconut, and Pistachio Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

Cherry, Coconut, and Pistachio Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

This puff pastry Christmas dessert is filled with delicious Bing cherries, coconut, and pistachios. It's flaky, sweet, and perfect for any festive holiday party.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Step 2

    Drain cherries and reserve juice for another use. Finely chop cherries and place in a bowl with coconut; mix well. Let sit until coconut absorbs excess liquid from the cherries, about 5 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Place 1 puff pastry sheet on a clean counter and lightly score a large triangle shape into it, like a Christmas tree; don't cut all the way through. Repeat with the second puff pastry sheet.
  4. Step 4

    Set aside 2 tablespoons of the coconut-cherry mixture. Spread the rest inside the scored triangle on the first sheet of pastry. Sprinkle with ground pistachios and place the second pastry sheet on top, lining up the triangles. Transfer to one of the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Step 5

    Cut out the shape of the tree along the triangular score line, and remove the outer pastry scraps. Make horizontal cuts on the tree from the outer edges in toward the middle, leaving about 1 inch intact in the center to resemble a trunk. Gently lift each horizontal strip, making sure to lift both sheets of pastry, and twist it a couple of times to expose the filling.
  6. Step 6

    Use the puff pastry scraps to cut out a star shape for the top of the tree and a tree trunk for the bottom. Make sure to use both layers of pastry. Fill the trunk and star with the reserved cherry mix.
  7. Step 7

    Place the star, trunk, and any extra pastry scraps onto the remaining baking sheet. Brush all pastry pieces with beaten egg.
  8. Step 8

    Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and browned all over, 25 to 30 minutes. Gently lift parchment paper onto wire racks and allow to cool completely before serving, about 20 minutes.