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Honey Mustard Pepperoni Pinwheels

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These versatile Honey Mustard Pepperoni Pinwheels are elegant enough for a cocktail party, yet perfect for a nibble at a casual picnic dinner.

Honey Mustard Pepperoni Pinwheels on a square white plate garnished with thyme

Honey Mustard Pepperoni Pinwheels

I love having a package of buttery puff pastry dough in my freezer. Whether to wrap a brie or make a spectacular pinwheel appetizer, it’s a shortcut to making all sorts of delectable treats. I first made these pepperoni pinwheels for my book club.

I rolled out a sheet of puff pastry, layered it with mustard, pepperoni and cheese, then rolled, sliced and baked. Easy and impressive. Bill was eying these spiral beauties when he arrived home from work and was my first taste tester. With his seal of approval, I moved a platter of these flaky numbers to the buffet where they were soon devoured by my friends.

Honey Mustard Pepperoni Pinwheels on a serving platter arranged in a ringHoney Mustard Pepperoni Pinwheels on a serving platter arranged in a ring

Tips for Working with Puff Pastry

Using store bought puff pastry is an easy way to make impressive, elegant appetizers. Pinwheels are especially noteworthy, since they make such a beautiful presentation without a lot of work! You just need to know a few simple rules about working with puff pastry. PRO-Tip: My biggest tip is to use an all butter puff pastry for the tastiest pinwheels! Check the ingredients listed on the box.

  • Defrost your puff pastry overnight in the refrigerator. If you leave it on the counter to defrost, it can get too warm which makes it difficult to work with.
  •  You must roll out your puff pastry sheet to smooth out the seams. Use a lightly floured surface to prevent sticking.
  • Leave a one-inch boarder when applying the toppings. This will leave some room for the filling to shift as you roll up the dough.
  • Applying an egg wash to the border will help seal the dough so it doesn’t unfurl as it bakes.
  • Chill the roll before cutting.  PRO-Tip: A rule of thumb when using puff pastry is to have the pastry cold and the oven hot for the best results.
  • Shake up your fillings as you like. Add a different combination of meats and cheeses, but take care to make sure your filling does not get too thick or it will be hard to roll.

If you like the look of these pepperoni pinwheels, check out my  Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels and Spinach Feta Pinwheels.

 

More Splendid Picnic Inspiration from My Blogger Friends

This week, some of my blogger friends are celebrating both Earth Day and National Picnic Day (who knew??) by sharing recipes to enjoy while picnicking in the great outdoors! It will be at least another couples weeks before the weather around here is conducive to dining al fresco, but before too long Memorial Day will be upon us.

Then you’ll be happy to have this marvelous list of recipes from which to pick and choose for your next picnic. I’d suggest starting with some pepperoni pinwheels, but I may be biased!

Appetizers:

Beverages:

Main Dishes:

Sides:

Soups and Salads:

Desserts:

Honey Mustard Pepperoni Pinwheels overhead view on a round, white platter

 

Yield: 24

Honey Mustard Pepperoni Pinwheels

Honey Mustard Pepperoni Pinwheels

An irresistible combination of buttery pastry, pepperoni, cheese and mustard! Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed in refrigerator (I use Dufour brand, 14 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons Honey-Dijon mustard
  • 2 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 1 large egg, beaten to blend

Instructions

  1. Mix together the Asiago cheese, thyme, oregano and pepper and set aside.
  2. On a very lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry just to smooth out the seams. Spread mustard over surface of puff pastry, leaving a one-inch plain border at one of the long edges. Arrange the pepperoni over the mustard, then sprinkle with the Asiago mixture.
  3. Brush plain border with egg. Starting at side opposite plain border, roll up pastry, then press along the seam to seal. Transfer the roll, seam side down, to a parchment lined baking sheet. Chill for at least an hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°. Line second baking pan with parchment.
  5. Cut each pastry roll into about thirty 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Place pinwheels to prepared sheets. Bake 15 minutes or till golden. Serve warm.

Notes

Prep time does not include chilling times.

 

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46 comments on “Honey Mustard Pepperoni Pinwheels”

  1. Memorial Day Weekend would indeed be memorable with your pepperoni pinwheels, Liz! In fact, they are “practically perfect” in every way (to quote Mary Poppins) for any sort of meal or snack!

  2. They really look like perfect party snack! Very addictive I imagine 😀

  3. I would enjoy these (and/or the other two options I see in your ‘you might also like’)… We finally had a nice day yesterday, it was great! Hope your weather warms up soon:@)

  4. Puff pastry to the rescue, so true Liz! For years I used to make my own and wouldn’t take any other, but thumbs up for the all butter ones that can now be bought. Few ingredients and a finger-licking (literally) appetizer! Have a great sunday my friend.

  5. …meanwhile in Florida, it feels like summer! Ugh. These pinwheels would be so fun, and different to bring to a picnic! I love them!

  6. These are so perfect for kids and adults! I’m pretty sure my kids would devour these.

  7. These look beautiful! It’s like a classy blend of pizza and croissants.

  8. I will lovethese and so will the boys! I can imagine the buttery taste with them and crunch!

  9. I think I’ve bookmarked one of your pinwheels recipe last year 😀 This version looks just as tasty ! These will be a perfect summer appetizer !

  10. I might have trouble not eating this entire platter! Puff pastry and pizza are weaknesses of mine. 🙂

  11. These are great for a picnic or even snacking!

  12. These sound wonderful. We love pepperoni in our house, so I am sure that my family would love these pepperoni pinwheels.

  13. These look crispy and scrumptious, I could eat the whole plate!!

  14. What a great idea for an appetizer! They sound delicious and look wonderful.

  15. Roll some of these delicious pinwheels to me for a late night TV snack too!

  16. aww Lizzy how lovely are all your recipes dear!!
    These look just beautiful and delicious!
    Have a nice Sunday!
    xo

  17. I love to use frozen pastry too. These pinwheels look very tempting.

  18. Spiral shapes always drawn me in. These are so cute! I would head straight to these on a buffet table.

  19. I always keep puff pastry in my freezer. I love the idea of taking this delicious finger food on a picnic.

  20. These look perfect for a Picnic! My kids would probably eat them all!

  21. These sound sooooo good Liz! I might make them for a baby shower this coming weekend 🙂

  22. These are so fun! Perfect for a party but I’ll bet my kiddos would love to find these in their lunch boxes!

  23. These look like the perfect appetizer anytime!

  24. Lizzy,
    Puff pastry is wonderful. I’ve used it many times and always with great results. Asiago cheese is a favorite in my house, so these would be devoured by my family too.
    Annamaria

  25. I am a total sucker for pepperoni. This look awesome! I’d love to whip these out at a dinner party – yum!

  26. There’s nothing better than buttery puff pastry and I have a feeling I’d inhale more than my fair share of these scrumptious pinwheels!

  27. That club is lucky to have you. I bet their faces light up when you walk into the room. The pinwheels are really pretty. Like you, I do find it very handy to have some puff pastry in the freezer – so many meal options with a few sheets of puff xx

  28. These look so good Liz!

  29. These would be great for picnics or cocktail parties!

  30. This is such a fun appetizer, there are so many different things you could fill them with.

  31. I love puff pastry, the flakiness and crispiness is so irresistible! Love your pairing with pepperoni and cheese, the flavours must have been superb!

  32. These are so great for picnic! Lovely recipe!
    I wish you a wonderful week, Liz!

  33. Awww Liz, these pinwheels look so adorable and fantastic picnic food idea!

  34. They are so pretty too, I can see why Bill signed off on them. I have some puff pastry in my freezer too, I know my ladies would love them.

  35. oh well.. i want to be invited to taste the delicious Pepperoni Pinwheels

  36. My boys will love these!

  37. I LOVE these Liz! I don’t usually have puff pastry in the house, but will be definitely be trying this one at our next get together. They look so easy, not to mention they probably taste fantastic!

  38. Such an elegant appetizer, I know what I’m bringing to the next party!

  39. These are so cute! I know a lot of people who would love to have these at a picnic. (Me included!)

  40. Liz, your pinwheels look so more-ish! I love that they are simple to make yet full of flavour! And three cheers for frozen puff pastry! xo

  41. I just love these pinwheels, Liz! So easy and perfect for any kind of party or picnic.

  42. I am big fan of puff pastry too, Liz! I love how versatile it is, and I am totally digging these pinwheels. What a fun recipe and so easy too! I can see why they were gobbled up!

  43. Those herbs add such a wonderful touch!

  44. What a great little appetizer to bring to a party. I am going to make these I have one in a very elegant home and needed something pretty as these! thanks Liz Happy New YEAR!!!

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