Christmas tree pizza recipe

Christmas tree pizza recipe



  • 4 slices leg ham
  • 1/3 punnet (80g) cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cherry bocconcini
  • 1/2 cup (125g) chargrilled capsicums
  • 1/2 bunch English spinach
  • 1 medium pizza base
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) tomato passata
  • 1 cup (125g) grated pizza cheese


Step 1
Preheat oven to 240°C (220°C fan-forced). Use a small pastry cutter to cut circles from the ham. Slice cherry tomatoes in half and bocconcini into rounds. Slice capsicum into thin strips.

Step 2
Pick spinach leaves from stems and wash them well, then slice. Pour over boiling water to wilt. Drain.

Step 3
Place pizza base on a lined baking tray and top with passata and pizza cheese.

Step 4
Place kitchen string across pizza to divide it into four quarters and act as a guide. Decorate each quarter with the ingredients to represent a Christmas tree. Place a cherry tomato in the top corner for the star. Place mounds of wilted spinach as branches. Use capsicum as a tinsel garland. Use ham and tomatoes as baubles. Finally, dot empty spaces with bocconcini slices.

Step 5
Remove string. Bake pizza for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and slice into quarters.

Step 6
Remove two pieces of the crust from each slice, leaving the middle section intact to represent the tree trunk.

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  • This recipe makes one regular pizza. Increase the quantities if you’re making more.
  • Blanching the spinach first prevents it from going dry in the oven.
  • Recipe by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.

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