Boursin Crescent Tree

This Boursin Crescent Tree is a beautiful, delicious appetizer that everyone will love. Golden, flaky crescent rolls are stuffed full of herbed Boursin cheese and served up as a Christmas tree. Talk about festive!

bousin crescent tree on a wooden cutting board

If you’re looking for an easy savory appetizer this holiday season, then you’ve found it here. Everyone loves this festive snack and all its rich, cheesy goodness.

bousin crescent tree on a wooden cutting board

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s an easy-to-make recipe that comes together quickly and easily.
  • It only uses 4 simple ingredients.
  • It’s full of rich, creamy Boursin cheese!


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This recipe literally uses a handful of simple ingredients that you can easily find at your local grocery store. See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.

  • Crescent rolls
  • Boursin garlic and herb spreadable cheese
  • Melted butter
  • Chopped parsley

🔪 How to Make This Boursin Crescent Tree

This is a very simple recipe to make. It’s mostly just a matter of stuffing and wrapping. Take a look!

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

crescent rolls laid out on a cutting board

Step 2: Prep the Crescent Rolls

Separate the crescent rolls into individual triangles, then use a pizza cutter to cut the triangles in half.

cheese on dough on a cutting board

Step 3: Fill and Roll

Divide the Boursin cheese evenly between the crescent halves, spreading it just a bit on the wider end of the crescent. Then, roll up the crescent starting from the wide end. Repeat for all crescent halves.

crescent rolls stuffed with cheese on a parchment lined baking sheet

Step 4: Make the Tree

Beginning at one end of the baking sheet, make the tree base with 2 rows of 2 crescents in the middle of the baking sheet.

Next, construct the tree, starting with 7 crescents at the bottom, 6 for the next layer, and so on until you have a tree layout.

Step 5: Bake

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the crescents are golden brown. Then, brush the tops with melted butter, sprinkle with parsley, and serve immediately.

bousin crescent tree on a wooden cutting board


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Crescent Ring – Convert this recipe to a crescent ring by laying the unfolded crescent triangles out in a circle.
  • Any Boursin Variety – You can find several varieties of Boursin cheese, and they’re all great in this recipe.
  • Spicy – Add some finely diced jalapeno to the cheese mixture.

If you love savory crescent appetizers like this one, then you’ll enjoy our spinach artichoke crescent rolls.

🥄 Equipment

You need next to nothing to make this easy recipe, just a couple of things.

  • Measuring spoon
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Butter knife

🥫 Storage

Store leftover crescents in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

💭 Tips

We only have a couple of tips for this one, but they’re worth a look.

  • Don’t overfill your crescents. You want the cheese to stay inside them.
  • Be sure your crescents are pushed firmly together before baking to achieve that Christmas tree look.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is Boursin cheese?

It’s creamy Gournay cheese.

What is the difference between Boursin and cream cheese?

Boursin is Gournay cheese, a French cream cheese that combines cream cheese and cream, while cream cheese is, well, pure cream cheese.

What is the texture of Boursin?

Boursin is similar to cream cheese in that it’s spreadable, however, it tends to be a bit firmer than cream cheese and tends to crumble.

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Boursin Crescent Tree

This boursin crescent tree is as beautiful as it is delicious. Golden brown and flaky, with an herbed boursin cheese center? It's delicious!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 483kcal


  • 16 ounces crescent rolls
  • 11 ounces Boursin garlic and herbs spreadable cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Open your first can of crescent rolls and roll them out onto a cutting board.
  • Separate into 8 triangles, and then use a pizza cutter to cut each triangle in half.
  • Divide 1 package of the Boursin cheese evenly between the 16 crescent halves, spreading it out just a bit on the wider end of the crescent roll. Roll up the crescent rolls, starting from the wide end.
  • Place the crescent rolls onto the parchment paper in the shape of a tree
  • You’ll use 4 crescents for the tree base, 2 rows of 2 crescents in the middle. Then, start building the tree. The bottom row will have 7 crescents, the next row up has 6, then 5, etc.. Just try and keep the rows centered as you work your way up.
  • Repeat this process with the 2nd can of crescent rolls and the 2nd package of Boursin, adding the crescents to form the rest of your tree.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the crescents are golden brown.
  • Brush the tops of the crescents with melted butter, and sprinkle parsley over top.
  • Serve immediately, these are best enjoyed warm.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 922mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 658IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

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