The Christmas Tree Sandwiches Recipe your guests will love

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The Christmas Tree Sandwiches are delicious appetizers to bring to the table both on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day and, for their simplicity and versatility, they can be adapted to any type of diner.

The peculiarity of these appetizers is to be shaped like a Christmas tree: the shape is obtained by cutting the slices of sandwich bread using the appropriate star-shaped cutters, having the foresight to cut them to at least 4 different sizes in order to compose a symmetrical tree.

The filling is really the strong part of these Christmas sandwiches: you can in fact stuff with the most classic combinations of Christmas but you can even dare and even prepare them in a sweet version.

These are some of the possible fillings:

  • Butter and salmon
  • Ham, mayonnaise and lettuce
  • Cheese and vegetables
  • Paté of various kinds
  • Chocolate spread
  • Jam
  • Peanut butter.

The recipe is basic and in this case, I stuffed these Christmas trees with ham, salad, and red berries but the same amount of ingredients you can use it for any other filling. Make sure you have the star-shaped cookie cutters and long skewer skewers to stop the various layers from drowling and keep the trees standing.

Ingredients for 10 Christmas Trees

  • 50 slices of sandwich bread
  • 200 grams of ham
  • Curly lettuce
  • Red berries
  • Mayonnaise
  • Semi-aged cheese


  1. From the 50 slices of sandwich bread, without the crust, obtain 10 sets of stars of different sizes: each set of stars must contain a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 7 stars of different sizes, from one large to one small;
  2. Spread the largest stars with mayonnaise and assemble the trees by alternating layers of ingredients: in this case, ham and lettuce, and stars of bread until you get to the last star, the smallest.
  3. Block the various layers with a skewer stick and place a star made from semi-seasoned cheese on top of each tree.
  4. Place the red berries on the tips of the stars by stopping them with toothpicks. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

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