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Holiday Herb Crescent TreeHoliday Herb Crescent Tree

Prepared by: Susan Mills-Gray,
Nutrition Specialist,

University of Missouri Extension

December 15, 2013



  • 1 8-oz refrigerated reduced fat crescent rolls
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • cup chive and onion potato topper
  • 15 slices cherry tomatoes
  • medium yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley



  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Unroll can of dough and separate into 2 long rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal. Sprinkle each rectangle with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Starting with 1 short side, roll up each rectangle, forming 4 rolls; press edges to seal. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices.
  • To form tree, on ungreased cookie sheet, place 1 slice, cut side down, for top of tree. Arrange 2 slices just below, sides touching. Continue arranging rows of 3, 4 and 5 slices. Use remaining slice for tree trunk.
  • Bake tree 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; cool on wire rack. Place trees on serving platters.  Spoon potato topper into resealable, plastic food-storage bag. Cut 1/4-inch hole in bottom corner of bag; pipe over trees.  Place tomato slice on each pinwheel except top and bottom ones. With 1 1/4 to 1 1/2-inch star-shaped cutter, cut 2 stars from yellow bell pepper; place 1 on top of each tree. Chop remaining bell pepper; sprinkle over trees. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving time.


Nutrition information per serving (2 slices)

Calories: 74
Total Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 138mg
Carbohydrates: 6g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Protein: 1.5g





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