Easy Appetizer Recipe - Savory Pinwheels

Continuing on my quest for easy recipes for holiday entertaining, here is an tasty appetizer from Pepperidge FarmsPinwheels   Pepperidge Farms

 

SPINACH-CHEESE SWIRLS

 

These tempting appetizers look like they're difficult to make...but they're not.  They feature a spinach, onion and cheese filling simply rolled up in flaky puff pastry and sliced into pinwheels.

 
  • THAW:40 minutes
  • PREP:20 minutes
  • BAKE:15 minutes
  • COOL:10 minutes
  • SERVES:10

 

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  •  

     
    egg
     
     
    1 tbsp. water
      
     
    1/2 cup shredded Muenster cheese or mozzarella cheese
       
     
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
      
     
    green onion, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
     
     
    1/8 tsp. garlic powder
      
     
    2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
      
     
    1/2 pkg. of a 17.3-ounce packagePepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
      
     
    1 pkg. (about 10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
     

     

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.

  2. Stir the Muenster cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion and garlic powder in a medium bowl.

  3. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Brush the pastry sheet with the egg mixture.  Top with the cheese mixture and spinach.  Starting at a short side, roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into about 20 (1/2-inch) slices.  Place the slices, cut-side down, onto 2 baking sheets.  Brush the slices with the egg mixture.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.

  5. For best results, make sure to remove as much liquid as you can from the spinach before adding it to the pastry. If it's too wet, it may make the pastry soggy.

  6. For Pesto Swirls, omit all ingredients but the flour and the puff pastry.  Unfold the pastry sheet as directed above.  Spread 1/2 of an 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened, on the pastry sheet to within 1/2 inch of the edge.  Top with 3 tablespoons pesto sauce and sprinkle with 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts.  Brush the edge of the pastry sheet with water.  Roll up the pastry and proceed as directed above.

  7. For Ham & Broccoli Swirls, omit the spinach, cheeses, onion and garlic powder.  Unfold the pastry sheet and brush with the egg mixture as directed above.  Spread 1/2 of an 8-ounce container whipped cream cheese with chives on the pastry sheet.  Top with 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and well drained and 1 cup finely chopped cooked ham.  Proceed as directed above.

  8. For a flavor twist, try a different cheese.  Any shredded cheese will work in this recipe.

 

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Comment balloon 5 commentsLisa Von Domek • December 24 2016 03:01AM

Comments

I enjoy when I can use store-bought things to make useful homemade things like pinwheels.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Lisa.  My wife is making pinwheels from pizza dough, ham, and other ingredients topped off with Worcester, brown sugar, butter and something else.  It looks tasty.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) almost 2 years ago

Good morning, Lisa... this looks yummy and I'm sure tastes even yummier!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Lisa. Already full and the eating tradition is not in full swing! Enjoy the holiday season. Where are your decoration pictures?

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 2 years ago

Lisa Von Domek Not to be a party pooper, but just what is the calorie count per serving? POOP! Merry Christmas...and what time shall I arrive for dinner?

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) almost 2 years ago

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