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
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

3 each: 213 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g 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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gunslinger User ID: 544392 264923
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2017

"Made these for a finger food potluck and they were a hit! I did use dried cranberries instead of the dried cherries.Tasty and the dried cranberries and green onion made them very colorful."

normdunkin User ID: 7399515 255451
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2016

"I have never eaten a roll up that is really good. Most recipes are pretty bland. These were amazing. I think the cherries and Dijon really give them a blast of flavor. This recipe is a keeper."

meklund User ID: 6503548 93380
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!"

JennyMix User ID: 7013321 74411
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."

hunter6295 User ID: 1021074 116189
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!"

cbaty11 User ID: 6254888 161807
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."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 161590
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."

midwayusa User ID: 3337421 146924
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"I made this for a party last year and there were none left. Everyone walked out with the recipe. Wouldn't change a thing. Thanks"

turtledaisy User ID: 3675355 66662
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"These were delicious! Excellent combination of flavors and textures."

dreamgirlut User ID: 2062217 93379
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"I love these. I didn't have dried cherries, so I used Craisins instead. Delish!"

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