Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels Recipe
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Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels Recipe

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These quick appetizers are irresistible on the plate, and the flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully! —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 3/4 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped ripe olives
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Unfold puff pastry; roll into a 10-in. square.
  2. Beat cream cheese and pesto until smooth; stir in remaining ingredients. Spread cheese mixture to within 1/2 in. of pastry edges. Roll up jelly-roll style. Freeze 30 minutes. Cut crosswise into 16 slices.
  3. Bake cut-side down on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked pastry slices on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until firm. Transfer to resealable plastic freezer bags; return to freezer. To use, preheat oven to 400°; bake pastries until golden brown, 15-20 minutes.
    Yield: 16 appetizers.
Originally published as Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2017, p128

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