Ham and Cheese Pinwheels Recipe

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels are a delightful and easy-to-make appetizer or snack, perfect for parties, picnics, or a fun lunch. These tasty bite-sized treats are made with flaky puff pastry, savory ham, and gooey melted cheese, all rolled up into delicious spirals.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
  • 6-8 slices of ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Swiss, or your favorite cheese)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional)
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Flour, for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  1. Prepare Puff Pastry:
  • Lightly dust your work surface with flour and roll out the puff pastry sheet into a rectangle, about 10×12 inches.
  1. Add Mustard (Optional):
  • If using Dijon mustard, spread a thin layer over the puff pastry, leaving about a 1/2-inch border around the edges.
  1. Layer Ham and Cheese:
  • Evenly layer the ham slices over the mustard-covered puff pastry.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the ham.
  1. Roll and Slice:
  • Starting from one of the longer sides, carefully roll up the puff pastry into a tight log.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  1. Prepare for Baking:
  • Arrange the pinwheels on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  • Brush the tops of the pinwheels with the beaten egg to give them a golden, glossy finish.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the pinwheels are puffed and golden brown.
  1. Cool and Serve:
  • Allow the pinwheels to cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a serving platter. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy your delicious Ham and Cheese Pinwheels!

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