Save the scraps of bread you'll have from making the croutons for fresh breadcrumbs. Freeze scraps up to three months, and then pulse in a food processor until crumbled.

Recipe by Southern Living December 2008

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
bake:
12 mins
total:
22 mins
Yield:
Makes 20 (3-inch) trees
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cut each bread slice into 2 trees, using a 3-inch tree-shape cutter. Stir together butter, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Brush onto 1 side of each tree. Transfer to a baking sheet.

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  • Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until golden.

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