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Basic Savory Herb Cheese Pinwheel

I love this shape because you can make several different bites, really quickly and it does not involve any special folding techniques. Just simply spread your topping, roll it up, slice, bake and you have lots of easy appetizers quickly.

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed

4oz softened cream cheese

2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning

½ teaspoon garlic powder

Pinch of salt and pepper

Optional 1-2 dash of hot sauce

In a small bowl combine cream cheese, Italian herbs, garlic powder, salt, pepper and optional hot sauce.

Roll out the pastry dough to a 9×9 square on a lightly flowered surface. Spread the herb cheese mixture over the dough. Roll the dough over itself until you get to the end. Seal the edge by brushing with a little water and lightly pinching the seam closed.

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With the roll seam side down cut with a serrated knife ¼ inch slices. Place on a parchment lined or a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minuets until lightly golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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The pinwheels are great and you can spread almost any topping you would like, such as:

  • roasted red pepper spread,
  • cheese and pepperoni, or even simply
  • sprinkle with cinnamon sugar for a sweet treat.

Get creative, look and see what you have at hand and make your own custom easy appetizers at any time.

*Expert Tip: If the dough gets too soft to handle and cut, place it in the freezer for a few minutes to firm it up and make cleaner cuts.

Now if you want something a little more elegant you can make another shape using the same puff pastry product called Volovants, which is basically a hollow shell of the pastry that you can fill with a variety of things.

Watch the how to video

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