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Gluten-Free Pastry Christmas Tree with Raspberry Chia Jam

Pastry Christmas Tree

Invite the Christmas spirit into your kitchen with this Gluten-Free Pastry Christmas Tree that everyone will love.

Ingredients

Pastry Christmas Tree

Raspberry Chia Jam

Egg wash

Instructions

For the chia jam:

  1. Add raspberries, vanilla and maple syrup to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat until the mixture begins to bubble.
  2. Turn down the heat and simmer until raspberries break down and become syrupy (5 to 10 minutes).
  3. Mash the fruit with a fork, leaving it as smooth or as lumpy as you like.
  4. Add chia seeds, stir thoroughly and remove saucepan from stove.
  5. Pour mixture into jam jar and place in the fridge to set.
  6. Once the chia jam has set, mix again to ensure all the berries and chia seeds are evenly distributed.

For the pastry Christmas tree:

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. Roll out two puff pastry sheets.
  3. Move one to a lined baking sheet.
  4. Score a tree shape and spread 3 Tbsp of raspberry jam inside the tree triangle.
  5. Spread it out evenly and place second pastry sheet on top.
  6. Cut along sides of the tree and remove trimmings.
  7. Cut branches on both sides and start twisting them one by one.
  8. Cut star out of the trimmings and add to the top.
  9. For the egg wash, combine almond milk and maple syrup.
  10. Lightly brush the egg wash onto the top of the pastry tree.
  11. Bake for 15-18 minutes at 180°C or until golden.
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