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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tasty Pinwheel Appetizers

I guess I've been on a pinwheel kick lately. I first saw these on puff pastry box, and then again on Debbie's blog Dinning With Debbie she has joined use at Tailgating Time. I like hers with the peperoni, and it reminded me how good these were. I thought this would be great to bring along to the New Year's Eve party we went to. I had some puff pastry in the freezer, but didn't have any peperoni so I just used what I had on hand! They are so easy to make and they do look impressive. Of course anything made with puff pastry looks scrumptious in my opinion!
Check out my personal pizzas made with puff pastry in one of my first posts over a year ago...or not!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese, parmesan and fontina (you can use what ever cheese that you like)
3/4 teaspoon dried basil
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed
2 tablespoons pesto sauce (you can use more)
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes (I used less just because my husband doesn't like too many)
1 egg, beaten


Spread pesto over puff pastry rectangle, leaving 1-inch plain border at 1 long edge. Place sun dried tomatoes in single layer atop pesto. Top with cheese mixture. Brush borders with egg. Starting at long side, roll up pastry, sealing egg-coated edge. Transfer pastry roll, seam side down, to medium baking sheet. Chill rolls until firm, about 30 minutes, or wrap and chill up to 1 day. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with foil. Lightly spray with vegetable oil spray. Cut each pastry roll into about thirty 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Transfer pinwheels to prepared sheets. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.
I think I could of added a little more filling, I like it when filling oozes out.
These flaky, cheesy appetizers are so versatile you can add any filling that you like, or make them any size you like. I also made some that had spinach, garlic and cheese. I chopped some fresh spinach instead of the sun dried tomatoes. You can add some dijon, sriracha sauce, or red pepper flakes for a little heat.
What would you add to your pinwheels?

Tucker and his two guests would love a taste!

Please...we'll be good!



Our first sunset walk on the beach in 2011. It just peeked through just before it slipped back behind the clouds, but that's okay...it was warm and we like all sunsets!

27 comments:

  1. Dear Lyndsey I love this type of appetizers! look awesome and yummy! gloria

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  2. NOM NOM NOM look at those delicious appetizers you have there. Share some with me girlie. Thanks for sharing with us - you are very talented.


    Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR
    jen @ www.passion4food.ca

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  3. They look just scrumptious...I love the pesto in there. I'm sure the pups would be so good if they could just have one :)

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  4. Simply superb dear..love your presentation..
    Tasty appetite

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  5. I love the looks of this recipe and am gathering ideas for Superbowl...

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  6. Looks like a lovely snack idea! Lovely swirls in the pinwheels.

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  7. Those look magical, all the sort of flavours that I enjoy. Diane

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  8. WOW! I also like to make this too! Looks very delicious and flavorful;D
    Oh! Tucker must be very happy with two friends to play with.

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  9. Did you just mention Pesto? I'm sure this going to be something irresistible especially with pastry puff! Hmmm....mm... Hopefully, I don't gain back another kg. I just lost one kg last month. lol! :o) Thanks for sharing. Yes, Debbie is such a terrific cook & baker.
    Hope you're having a great day.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  10. Mmmm...lovely finger food. Looks easy to make. I should be making these when there's a party :D

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  11. I love the idea of savory pinwheels, especially when they are swirled with cheese and pesto. A wonderful appetizer for sure. And those dogs - so cute!

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  12. These looks so good and easy to make; I like that. Went to check out your personal pizza.

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  13. These are so pretty. I remember seeing them on Debbie's blog and thinking they would be great for a party too. Love your friends posing for a picture (and a treat).
    Sam

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  14. I would love a taste too please:) I'll be good too! :D

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  15. I wish I had been at the New Years Eve party to give them a go - they look great.

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  16. Lyndsey, what a great appetizer! I too love love puff pastry and these would be great for a Super Bowl party. Tucker and his pals are adorable and I hope they got a taste!

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  17. Thanks for dropping by dear..

    Have a wonderful time..:)
    Tasty appetite

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  18. You and me both! I'm totally on this puff pastry pinwheel thing, so this is a perfect new twist. YUMMY!

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  19. These are so pretty. I really like the idea of savory pinwheels. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  20. These look so appetizing! And I'm always greedy with the filling so would definitely be putting loads! Great recipes here, so tempting! I shall be coming back again :D

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  21. Yumm! I am having pizza tonight but want these even more now.

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  22. Yum!!! I know these are going to make an appearance at Tailgating Time :-)

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  23. I just saw these on the Food Network and think they look amazing! Nice work!

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  24. Thank you all for visiting my little space here and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate them all, it makes me smile to read all your kind words! Thanks again!

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  25. Nice adaptation. I think I will give your version a try. These are so nice to have in the freezer. My problem is that I really LIKE to eat them:(

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  26. How finger-friendly these are! :)

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