Christmas is right around the corner and this easy family recipe is the perfect sharing platter for gatherings small or big. So whether you love Lotus Biscoff or Puff Pastry or both – this is definitely a recipe you need to try!
All you need is 3 simple ingredients to make this easy Biscoff puff pastry Christmas tree. In the oven for 10 minutes is all it takes for this sharing dessert, and then eat it warm for the sweet gooey tree to be at it’s best. Just make sure you remember to share!
Nut Free Pastry Christmas Tree
We have nut allergies in this house so we can’t make the traditional Nutella Puff Pastry Christmas Tree that you might have saw flooding reels on instagram. So we came up with a nut spread alternative and let me tell you it’s way better than it’s original. You could use a simple nut free chocolate spread, but it’s not half as good as our version.
Lotus Biscoff spread is absolutely delicious and perfect for the holidays. The orginal cookie that adorns coffees has created a creamy, sweet and tasty spread. We love it on just about anything: toast, crumpets, bagels, crackers and more. It makes the perfect filling to our puff pastry Christmas tree.
Check out my favourite Christmas recipes for more ideas for holiday parties
Lotus Biscoff Puff Pastry Christmas Tree
a nut free version
- 2 puff pastry sheets
- 1/4 cup Lotus Biscoff Spread
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C.
Roll out one puff pastry sheet onto parchment paper and cut into a Christmas Tree Shape.
Spread a thin layer of Lotus Biscoff spread on top.
Roll out the other puff pastry sheet and flip the first puff pastry sheet with the Biscoff on top and cut out Christmas tree shape again. (so you have a xmas tree shape with biscoff in the middle).
Cut lines sideways, along both sides of the Christmas tree, start above the tree trunk to the top. Avoid touching about an inch in the middle as if the tree trunk ran all the way up.
Pull each strip that was cut up a little and twist twice and lie back down. Continue until all "branches" are twisted.
Beat your egg in a small dish, to brush the entire top with egg.
Place puff pastry Christmas tree that is still on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and put in the oven.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until perfectly golden brown. Watch closely oven times may vary.
Steps to make Lotus Biscoff Puff Pastry Christmas Tree:
Tips For The Perfect Biscoff Puff Pastry Christmas Tree
- Make sure you but pre-rolled puff pastry rather than a block. It means you don’t have to worry about rolling it to the right thickness.
- Don’t attempt to use frozen pastry! You won’t be able to twist it and it was snap and shatter when you try to make the right shape. Defrost the pasty first.
- If you’re finding it hard to spread the Biscoff, melt it in the microwave for 30 seconds and then try again. It should spread smoothly.
- Don’t forget the egg wash! It may seem like an unnecessary step but it is what makes the pastry beautifully browned.
Prefer A Vegan Biscoff Puff Pastry Christmas Tree Recipe?
Did you know Biscoff is vegan? You do now! It is one of the best accidentally vegan products out there. Coincidentally, may of the pre-made puff pastries are also vegan these days (Jus Rol is for definite, check the ingredients on your individual packaging just to be safe). So to make this recipe vegan all you need to do is replace the egg wash. I’d recommend a plant based milk instead to make sure you still get the browning on top.
Not Just For Christmas
You will love this version so much more than the Nutella version. This is just too good to only have at Christmas time, so you will have to get a bit creative in your shapes to use it all year round! If you aren’t fussed about fancy shapes then you can make them into simple Biscoff puff pastry twists and bake them like that.
For a savoury alternative why not try my cheesy bacon twists
Also don’t waste the puff pastry that you cut off. We put Biscoff spread on each strip that was cut off and rolled them into Biscoff croissants. I love a no waste recipe. Better yet, you can make Biscoff croissants all year round too.
Go on…give it a try! As always, if you make one of my recipes, please share on social and tag @letstalkmommy so I can re-share them too!