How to make delicious pinwheel pastries made with puff pastry, garlic-herb cheese spread, roasted red peppers, and parmesan cheese. Jump to the Cheesy Roasted Pepper Pinwheel Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.
– This Recipe is Sponsored by Pepperidge Farm –
When we’re entertaining we always try to be prepared. It makes no sense to invite friends over and spend all your time in the kitchen while they’re stuck waiting for food in the next room. That’s why we love sharing recipes that can be made in advance and can be served warm or at room temperature. These cheesy pinwheels with roasted red peppers are exactly that.
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Puff Pastry Makes These Pinwheels Easy
Since we use store-bought puff pastry dough, these pinwheels are easy to make and can be made in advance. Plus, they are easy to adapt.
In the recipe below, we roll up roasted red peppers and garlic-herb cheese. You could roll up just about anything — think bacon, ham, vegetables, or even chocolate.
We used puff pastry dough from Pepperidge Farm — it’s sold in the freezer section. If you can’t find Pepperidge Farm’s puff pastry sheets, feel free to use another puff pastry dough, store-bought or homemade.
Once rolled up, we brush the pinwheels with egg wash and bake. They’ll take less than 20 minutes!
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Recipe updated, originally posted January 2013. Since posting this in 2013, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Cheesy Roasted Pepper Pinwheels Recipe
We use a store-bought puff pastry sheet instead of making our own pastry at home. The puff pastry sheet needs to be thawed before using. So, either place into the refrigerator and leave overnight or remove and thaw at room temperature for 40 to 50 minutes. Feel free to substitute your favorite spreadable cheese or other toppings instead of the peppers. Cooked and crumbled bacon, ham, turkey, sausage or other veggies are great.
You Will Need
1/2 of a 17.3 ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
1/2 cup garlic and herb spreadable Cheese, such as Boursin cheese
1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, coarsely grated (about 1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons chopped parsley or basil
1Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk, set aside.
2Lightly flour your work surface. Unfold the pastry sheet then lightly dust top with flour. Use a rolling pin to roll lightly so that the creases are flattened out (you don’t want to make the square much bigger).
3Brush square of pastry with egg wash. Evenly spread with the 1/2 cup of garlic and herb cheese then evenly scatter the diced peppers, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and parsley (or basil).
4Starting at the side closest to you, roll pastry up like a jelly roll. Cut into 20 1/2-inch slices. (A serrated bread knife works well for this). Place slices onto baking sheet. Then, lightly brush tops with egg wash.
5Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.