Christmas Appetizer Recipe & VISA Gift Card Giveaway

December 14, 2013 by Jenny Melrose

If there is one thing I love, you all know by now it’s throwing a good party{i.e. Party Projects}.  I love the littlest details to come together from the food to the decor, which is why I created my Party Planning Guide Printable.  For our annual family Christmas party, I’m bringing this adorable Christmas Appetizer Recipe.  It’s so simple to put together and it tastes great.  Even my dad, who can be quite picky, specifically asked for the Christmas tree shaped pinwheels.  Plus, since we are on the countdown to getting the Christmas shopping done, I’ve teamed up with the fabulous Christmas Cookie Exchange Bloggers to bring you a $150 VISA Gift Card.

Christmas Appetizer Recipe

Christmas Appetizer Recipe

These pinwheels need very little culinary skill, which is always a plus when you’re putting together finger food for a crowd.  In order to create the Christmas tree shape, you’ll need a tray large enough to allow for various rows of the tree in alternating colors of green {jalapeno} and orange {tomato} pinwheels.

Holiday Appetizer Recipe

Christmas Appetizer Recipe: Christmas Tree Pinwheels
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family
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Total time:
Serves: 10 – 12
A delicious Christmas Appetizer Recipe made out of pinwheels in the shape of a Christmas Tree.
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 4 oz can chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 red bell pepper dice
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 tortillas {3 jalapeno & 2 tomato}
  1. Combine the softened cream cheese with the sour cream.
  2. Mix in the remaining ingredients minus the tortillas.
  3. Spread a thin layer on 1/3 of the tortilla and tightly roll it up.
  4. Slice the pinwheels into 3 – 4″ slices.
  5. Arrange on a large plate with alternating colors of the tortillas in the shape of a Christmas tree.

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