This delicious and beautiful appetizer is easy to make and looks like you spent hours making it. Your friends and guests will love it and it's soooooo pretty! I made it for a party last night and it was a big hit.
The holidays mean lots of parties and this easy appetizer recipe will be perfect if you are responsible for bringing an appetizer. You can make it ahead of time and when you serve it, watch it disappear!
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|Cooking tip: I added dried cranberries and mint leaves around the outer edges of the Christmas Wreath Appetizer for color and a decorative twist. Next time I'll replace the mint leaves with small Christmas tree branches (very small) or springs of rosemary because the mint wilted very quickly!
What you'll need:
- 2 8-ounce tubes of crescent rolls*
- 1 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 1 teaspoon of dill weed
- 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 1/2 cups of broccoli florets (freshly chopped)
- 1 cup of celery (finely chopped)
- 1/2 cup of sweet red pepper (finely chopped)
- Celery leaves
* found in the refrigerator section of your grocery store
What to do:
First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Next, remove the crescent roll dough from its packaging (make sure you don't unroll it). Cut each tube into eight slices and then arrange the slices in a circle (about 11 inches in diameter.) I've found it very handy to make your circle on an pizza pan (ungreased 14-inch size works well.)
Then, bake it for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the dough turns a lovely golden color. Cool for 5 minutes or so before gently removing your crescent dough wreath to a serving platter. Then, cool it completely.
In a small mixing bowl, beat the sour cream, cream cheese, garlic powder and dill until nice and smooth. Then, spread the mixture over the wreath and top with the chopped celery, broccoli, and red pepper. You can complete this pretty picture by making a bow with the leftover celery leaves.
This recipe for Christmas Wreath Appetizer serves 16. Now, check out some other wonderful simple recipes for the holidays.
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