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Wrap 'n' Stack Sandwich Tree Recipe

Wrap 'n' Stack Sandwich Tree Recipe

Can't decide what to bring to a tree-trimming party? Bring this edible tree. Made from mini sandwiches and trimmed with colorful vegetables, it can serve as a healthy alternative to the usual array of holiday sweets.


  • 1 16-ounce can whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 4 large (9- or 10-inch) spinach-flour tortillas or flat breads
  • Mayonnaise
  • 3/4 pound thinly sliced Monterey Jack or American cheese
  • 3/4 pound thinly sliced smoked turkey
  • 1/2 head green-leaf lettuce
  • Toothpicks
  • Red and yellow bell peppers
  • cocktail onions, for garnish


  1. Spoon the cranberry sauce into a food processor and pulse it briefly.
  2. Then lay the tortillas or flat bread on a flat working surface and lightly spread them with mayonnaise (a rubber spatula comes in handy for this). Now your kids can top each tortilla with a layer each of cheese and turkey. (Tip: When stacking ingredients, leave an inch margin along the top of the tortilla. Roll the bread toward that edge to keep the filling from falling out.)
  3. Spread cranberry sauce on the turkey layers and cover them with lettuce. Snugly roll up the sandwiches, ending with the loose edges underneath.
  4. With a serrated knife, cut each roll-up into 1 1/4-inch-wide pinwheels and insert a toothpick to hold each one together.
  5. On a serving platter, arrange the pinwheels in rows to create a Christmas tree. Garnish with pepper-star ornaments (cut out with a small cookie cutter) and cocktail-onion lights.