Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Ham and cheese pinwheels are a delicious and easy-to-make snack or appetizer that are perfect for parties or a quick snack. This recipe is made with puff pastry, ham, and cheese, and can be customized to your liking.

Whether you are looking for a savory snack or a quick and easy meal, these pinwheels are sure to be a hit. Follow these simple steps to make your own ham and cheese pinwheels at home.

Why This Recipe Works

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels are a fantastic recipe because they are versatile, quick to make, and loved by everyone. They can be customized to your taste preferences, allowing you to experiment with different types of ham, cheese, and seasoning. They're also great for using up any leftover ham and cheese you have in your fridge.

These pinwheels are perfect for those who are short on time but want to serve something tasty and satisfying. They can be prepared in advance, which makes them a go-to option for busy days and last-minute gatherings. Plus, they're an excellent finger food that both kids and adults will enjoy.

Ingredients

Puff pastry - the base for your pinwheels, easy to find in most supermarkets; you can also use crescent roll dough as a substitute.

Ham - adds savory flavor; choose your favorite type or use turkey for a leaner option.

Cheese - cheddar, Swiss, or Gruyère work well; experiment with different varieties to find your favorite.

Dijon mustard - provides tanginess; substitute with yellow mustard or honey mustard for a different taste.

Egg wash - gives the pinwheels a beautiful golden-brown finish; milk or melted butter can be used instead.

 Tips

  • Thaw puff pastry according to package instructions for best results.
  • Roll out puff pastry evenly to prevent uneven cooking.
  • Spread a thin layer of mustard to avoid making the pinwheels soggy.
  • Make sure to slice pinwheels with a sharp knife for clean cuts.
  • Bake pinwheels on parchment paper for easy removal and cleanup.

How to Serve

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels are versatile and can be enjoyed in various ways. Serve them warm or at room temperature, as they taste delicious either way.

  1. Pair with a fresh salad for a light lunch or dinner option.
  2. Include them in a charcuterie board for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
  3. Serve alongside soup or chili for a comforting meal.

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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Ham& Cheese Pinwheels are perfect for a quick snack, party appetizer, or even a fun lunchbox addition.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: ham, puff pastry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry thawed
  • ½ pound ham thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ cups grated cheese your choice
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water (for egg wash)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll out puff pastry into a large rectangle. Spread a thin layer of mustard evenly over the surface.
  • Layer ham slices on top of the mustard, then sprinkle cheese evenly over the ham.
  • Tightly roll up the puff pastry from the long side, sealing the edge with a little water if needed.
  • Brush the top with egg wash, then slice the roll into 1-inch thick pinwheels.
  • Place pinwheels on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 10g Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 6g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0.003g Cholesterol: 39mg Sodium: 430mg Potassium: 90mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0.3g Vitamin A: 165IU Vitamin C: 0.02mg Calcium: 109mg Iron: 1mg

Notes

  • Thaw puff pastry according to package instructions for best results.
  • Roll out puff pastry evenly to prevent uneven cooking.
  • Spread a thin layer of mustard to avoid making the pinwheels soggy.
  • Make sure to slice pinwheels with a sharp knife for clean cuts.
  • Bake pinwheels on parchment paper for easy removal and cleanup.
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