Chocolate Ganache Filled Puff Pastry Christmas Tree Tear and Share

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Making things sweeter today with this Chocolate Ganache Filled Puff Pastry Christmas Tree Tear and Share! It’s flakey, chocolate-y, and truly SO delicious. All you need is a sheet of puff pastry, some dark chocolate, and a little bit of heavy cream to make this gorgeous tear and share. Then, for an added treat, finish with a light sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar to REALLY make this shine. If you’re in need of a quick and easy treat that is sure to be a crowd pleaser this holiday season, this Christmas Tree Tear and Share is the recipe you need!

overhead shot of christmas tree tear and share on wood board with gold ornaments, pine branches, and bowl of ganache beside.

About The Recipe

One of the things we almost always have on hand come the holiday’s is puff pastry! It’s a delicious pastry that goes perfectly with sweet OR savory bakes. Though, we noticed the other day that we only had one sheet left.

And since you all have been loving our Asparagus Pastry Bundles and Mushroom Turnovers this Christmas, we thought it would be fun to do something on the sweet side and just a bit more festive.

My mom and I absolutely LOVE making tear and shares. They are always so much fun to make, as well as something everyone is sure to love. I mean, who DOESN’T love tugging off a piece of pastry to eat?

We decided to keep things as simple as we could with this recipe. A ganache that takes about a minute to make, plus a dash of cinnamon sugar on top to enhance the flavors. It really doesn’t get any easier!

Plus, the cutting is actually SO simple! All you need to do is cut a big triangle, then cut out the bottom to create the “trunk”, then finish it by cutting strips up each side, and twisting them.

The best part, though? This tear and share is ready to eat in an hour or LESS!

overhead shot of christmas tree shaped tear and share with one piece pulled away on wood board.

There is truly nothing better than the combination of dark chocolate ganache, cinnamon sugar, and puff pastry. So freaking good.

What is a Christmas Tree Tear and Share?

Well, a tear and share is a term for any baked good that needs to be pulled off/apart to be eaten! Think, cinnamon rolls or monkey bread. This tear and share is the same concept, as it’s a larger pastry that must be torn and shared to be enjoyed!

The “Christmas Tree” part of this simply implies the shape of the tear and share.

Reasons You Will Love This Chocolate Filled Christmas Tree Tear and Share

  • You only need 5 super simple ingredients to make this recipe!
  • Ready in an hour or LESS.
  • The perfect last-minute dessert for your Christmas celebration needs.
  • A real crowd pleaser.
  • Chocolate-y without being TOO much.
  • Loved by kids and adults!
hand pulling away piece of tear and share on wood board with pine branches, gold ornaments, and white flowers around.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

For The Tear and Share:

  • Puff Pastry – If the puff pastry is frozen, remember to set it out about 10-20 minutes before you’re ready to start baking to let it thaw!
  • Bittersweet Chocolate – Our favorite chocolate! Though, if you prefer, you can use milk chocolate to make this recipe a little sweeter.
  • Heavy Cream – An essential to make ganache!
puff pastry, chocolate chips, and heavy cream on marble surface.

For The Topping:

  • Ground Cinnamon – Use a high quality ground cinnamon for the best flavor!
  • Granulated Sugar – Just enough to help the puff pastry brown, as well as add some sweetness.
cinnamon and sugar in separate glass bowls.

How To Make Chocolate Filled Christmas Tree Tea and Share

Step 1: Prepare ganache

Combine chocolate and cream in a small microwavable bowl. Microwave in 15 second bursts, stirring after each, until melted and creamy.

Cover with plastic wrap, making sure it touches the ganache. Refrigerate until cool.

plastic wrap over ganache in glass bowl on marble surface

Step 2: Make topping

In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

Step 3: Cut and roll out puff pastry

Place the puff pastry sheet on a piece of parchment paper and cut in half.

Place one half of the puff pastry sheet on a second piece of parchment paper, leaving the other half on your first piece parchment paper. Roll each half into an 8 x 12 inch rectangle.

Step 4: Fill and top

Spread one half with the cooled ganache. Top with the other half of puff pastry.

Brush top with cream and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Step 5: Shape

Cut into large triangle and cut out bottom for tree trunk. Remove the excess.

Cut ½-inch strips into either side of tree, leaving 1-inch in the middle intact. Twist strips.

Step 6: Refrigerate and bake

Place on sheet pan and freeze for 15 minutes. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

What To Serve With This Chocolate Filled Christmas Tree Tear and Share

Looking for a way to add a little something extra to this tear and share? No worries! We’ve got a few suggestions that taste absolutely DELICIOUS with this recipe.

How To Store

This tear and share is best eaten the day it’s made, but if you have any leftovers, it can be kept in a large zip top bag on the counter for 1-2 days.

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Chocolate Sweet Rolls, Gingerbread and Chocolate Pudding Trifle, Peppermint Bark Cupcakes, Fudge-y Brownie Cookies

piece of tear and share in bowl of ganache beside wood board with christmas tree shaped tear and share on it.

Expert Tips

  • You can make the ganache up to a day in advance. Just cover and leave in the fridge!
  • The cinnamon and sugar topping is optional, but HIGHLY recommended.
  • If you’re ever confused on how to cut this tear and share, be sure to look at the images in the post above!
  • Milk chocolate an be used instead of bittersweet, if desired.
  • You can use mini cookie cutters to cut bite sized chocolate fill puff pastry bites!! Feel free to also bake the excess to snack on!
  • Do NOT skip the freezing period. This is what helps the pastry bake properly!

When you make these Chocolate Ganache Filled Puff Pastry Christmas Tree Tear and Share, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

overhead shot of christmas tree tear and share on wood board with gold ornaments, pine branches, and bowl of ganache beside.

Chocolate Ganache Filled Puff Pastry Christmas Tree Tear and Share

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Chocolate-y, flakey, and oh so delicious! This Chocolate Ganache Filled Puff Pastry Christmas Tree Tear and Share is the perfect easy and quick treat to bake for all of your holiday party needs.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Freezing Time 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 315 kcal

Ingredients
 

Tear and Share

  • 1 sheet puff pastry dough
  • ¼ cup bittersweet chocolate pieces
  • ¼ cup heavy cream + extra to brush pastry

Topping

Instructions

Ganache

  • Combine chocolate and cream in a small microwavable bowl.
  • Microwave in 15 second bursts, stirring after each, until melted and creamy.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, making sure it touches the ganache.
  • Refrigerate until cool.

Topping

  • In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

Putting It Together

  • Heat oven to 400 °F.
  • Place puff pastry sheet on parchment paper.
  • Cut puff pastry sheet in half.
  • Place one half on second piece of parchment paper, leaving the other half on your first piece parchment paper.
  • Roll each half into an 8"x12" rectangle.
  • Spread one half with the cooled ganache.
  • Top with the other half of puff pastry.
  • Brush top with cream.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Cut into large triangle.
  • Cut out bottom for tree trunk.
  • Remove excess.
  • Cut ½-inch strips into either side of tree, leaving 1-inch in the middle intact.
  • Twist strips.
  • Place on sheet pan.
  • Freeze for 15 minutes.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.

Notes

  • You can make the ganache up to a day in advance. Just cover and leave in the fridge!
  • The cinnamon and sugar topping is optional, but HIGHLY recommended.
  • If you’re ever confused on how to cut this tear and share, be sure to look at the images in the post above!
  • Milk chocolate an be used instead of bittersweet, if desired.
  • You can use mini cookie cutters to cut bite sized chocolate fill puff pastry bites!! Feel free to also bake the excess to snack on!
  • Do NOT skip the freezing period. This is what helps the pastry bake properly!

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 4gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 82mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 147IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

When you make this recipe, remember to tag @bakerstble or hashtag it #BakersTable!

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