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Sweet & Savory Ham and Cheese Pinwheel Recipe

appetizers, leftovers, snacks, entreesSheri SpalloneComment

The holidays are upon us which means the hustling and bustling have begun.  That does not mean you cannot slow down, make the preparations stress-free, and enjoy the season.  Amen!  These savory morsels are perfect for those busy days as an after-school snack, a  make-ahead appetizer, or a different twist to your usual dinner routine.  Easy, peasy!

We embellished on our strombolis we posted last week and came up with these sweet and savory pinwheels to share with you.  Instead of pizza dough, we substituted refrigerated crescent roll dough, and added Cherchies® Apple Butter Spread as a glaze to these tasty tidbits, with a pop of texture from the poppy seeds.  

The result was a deliciously sweet and savory, flaky pinwheel tinged with tangy mustard, salty ham, and glazed with a scrumptious apple butter...a must-have recipe for this holiday season, game day, or any celebration.  Make sure to grab some for yourself, because these morsels will disappear before your eyes!  Serve them with our Homemade Applesauce and our Cranberry Spinach Salad for a complete meal!




Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  On a floured surface or on parchment paper, roll out the crescent roll dough into the shape of a rectangle.  (If using traditional crescent roll dough, press the triangle seams together to form a rectangle.  There are now long sheets of crescent dough on the market, either of which is fine).   Spread the dough with the mustard of your choice.  

Next, layer the dough with the cheese, followed by the ham.  Starting with the long side of the dough, carefully and tightly roll up the dough and place the dough seam side down.  Refrigerate the rolled up dough for about 15 minutes to allow for easier cutting.

Once the dough has chilled, remove the rolled dough from the refrigerator and carefully slice into 1 inch segments and place on a parchment papered baking sheet. 

Lightly brush the pinwheels with the Apple Butter Spread and then sprinkle the pinwheels with the poppy seeds.

Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.


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