Black Forest Ham Pinwheels Recipe
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Black Forest Ham Pinwheels Recipe

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My popular pinwheels wow guests at holiday parties I attend. People like the smokiness of the ham and the sweet surprise of the cherries. I appreciate the make-ahead convenience.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:15 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 5 flour tortillas (10 inches), room temperature
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli Black Forest ham
  • 1/2 pound sliced Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 213 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 370 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, dill, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in cherries and onions. Spread over each tortilla; layer with ham and cheese.
  2. Roll up tightly; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into 1/2-in. slices. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Black Forest Ham Pinwheels in Country Woman November/December 2006, p27

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"I make this recipe everytime there's a party and they're all eaten and people rave about them and wonder what all the flavors are. Make these and you'll be the hit of the party!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"I liked these pinwheels but the rest of my party disagreed with me on this recipe so try a test run if you have picky guests."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"When I first looked at the recipe I was a little skeptical but it was a contest winning recipe and the reviews were good. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! I didn't have cherries so I used craisins as someone else here suggested. This is a keeper for sure!"

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"I want to say upfront that I made this for a baby shower today and other people really enjoyed these. I however did not like them at all. The only thing I changed was I used sun dried tomato tortillas. It could have been I just didn't like the taste of those."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

"I made this without the dried cherries, because that was not appealing to us. We dipped them in Ken's Honey Mustard Lite Dressing. My kids want them in their lunch bags tomorrow! The cream cheese spread was a great combination! I'll be making this again and again."

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