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Cinnamon Sugar Pastry Christmas Tree

This festive bake will draw gasps of delight when you bring it to the table, yet thanks to ready made puff pastry is not too time consuming to make. Serve with an afternoon hot drink or as part of your Christmas buffet.

Cinnamon Sugar Pastry Christmas Tree

Serves: 8-10


Buttery puff pastry encompasses a sweet and spicy cinnamon filling, carefully shaped into a beautiful Christmas tree - an ideal table centrepiece for sharing with family and friends. We've used the Dualit Hand Mixer to make the cinnamon sugar filling in this recipe.


  1. Preheat your oven to 190ºC, or gas mark 5.
  2. Begin by making your cinnamon sugar filling - place the softened butter, brown sugar and cinnamon into a mixing bowl.
  3. Using the Dualit Hand Mixer, gently beat the filling ingredients together until well combined.
  4. Lightly dust a work surface and a rolling pin with plain flour. This will prevent your pastry dough from sticking and make it easier to roll out.
  5. Place one sheet of your pre-made puff pastry onto the floured surface and roll out a 0.5 - 1cm thick rectangle. Once rolled, place the pastry onto a lined baking tray.
  6. Take your cinnamon sugar filling and spread evenly across the pastry.
  7. Taking a second sheet of pastry, roll out another rectangle on a lightly floured surface and place the second rectangle on top of your cinnamon sugar filling.
  8. Carefully cut the shape of a large triangle into the pastry with a knife to give you the signature Christmas tree shape. Don't forget to add a trunk at the bottom. Pull away the excess pastry and put to one side. Keep this excess pastry for other recipes - scraps are ideal for making into small appetisers or starters!
  9. To form the trunk of your tree, lightly score two lines down the middle of the triangle. Follow the shape of the triangle as a guide, making the top of your trunk narrower than the base.
  10. Now start to create the branches of your tree. From the outer edges of your tree trunk, make horizontal cuts. Leave approximately 1 inch between each cut.
  11. Holding the end of each branch, twist it away from you, taking care not to rip or tear the pastry. Aim for two twists in the longer, bottom branch and one for smaller branches further up the tree. Repeat this for each branch.
  12. Using a piece of the excess pastry and a small star cookie cutter, make a small star to go on top of your Christmas tree.
  13. Lightly beat an egg in a small bowl with fork to make an egg wash. This will help your pastry to turn golden brown and develop a beautiful shine.
  14. Bake your Cinnamon Sugar Christmas Tree in the oven until the pastry has risen and turned golden brown.
  15. Once baked, place your Christmas tree on a serving board. Dust lightly with icing sugar to look like snow, or decorate with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles.
  16. Enjoy!



  • For an alternate filling, try using our Rum and Citrus Soaked Fruit, or a sweet mincemeat for a traditional mince pie feel.
  • Try adding chopped and toasted nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts or pistachios to the filling for extra crunch.
  • Drizzle melted dark chocolate over the tree after cooking .
  • Keep this excess pastry for other recipes - twist into knots and bake for ten minutes for mini sweet treats.


Dualit Products Used

We've used the Dualit Hand Mixer to whip up the cinnamon sugar filling in this recipe!

Hand Mixer



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