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Tomato Cheese Pinwheels Recipe
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Tomato Cheese Pinwheels Recipe

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These cheesy pinwheels are our favorite for Mother's day. No matter how many we bake, there are never any leftovers. The light cheddar tang complements the tomato flavor beautifully. They look complicated but are surprisingly easy to prepare. —Maggie Gassett, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup warm tomato juice (120° to 130°)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 162 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add tomato juice, water and butter; beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Add egg and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until doubled. Punch dough down. Divide in half; roll each half into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle approximately 1/8 in. thick. Cut into 3-in. squares. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Make 1-in. slits in each corner of each square. Combine cheese and chives; place 1 heaping teaspoon in the center of each square. Bring every other corner up to center, overlapping slightly to form a pinwheel; press firmly. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 40 appetizers.
Originally published as Tomato Cheese Pinwheels in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 162 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"We have been making this since it's publication... only for Thanksgiveng and Christmas, not for Mother's day. We have doubled, and tripled the recipe. It is the one thing my children always make sure is on the menu. They are delicious, and fun."

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"I totally do not understand how this became a contest winner. I have never seen a recipe call for placing a batter in the refrigerator to rise! In the book from which I got the receipe there is no mention of water except in the instruction. No amount of water is mentioned in the ingredients. What a disaster. One star is too much."

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