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Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels Appetizer

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Store bought puff pastry rolled around Muenster cheese and spinach make for an elegant, irresistible appetizer! No matter the occasion, these buttery Muenster and Spinach pinwheels are always a hit.

Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels lined up on a white, rectangle ceramic tray

Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels

Oh, boy, were these Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels marvelous! Even the two cold leftovers in the fridge the day after I served them to my book club were darn tasty.This is an uncomplicated recipe which yields an impressive, gourmet appetizer. Just use a good quality puff pastry and you’ll receive high praise with minimal effort.

You can shake up the cheese or add a layer of prosciutto. The options are endless. If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year, you may want to whip these up. And if you’re not, just make sure to try these cheesy spirals. They won’t disappoint.

Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels on a white tray

More Appetizers and Cocktails

The Sunday Supper Team is having a Holiday Cocktails and Appetizers party and we would love to have you join us this week!  We are honored to have Conni from The Foodie Army Wife hosting our Party.

We have an amazing assortment of recipes to put together a fabulous holiday party on any budget. Perfect for the holidays, but equally as delicious for a your Oscar party, game day gathering or any other time you need a special drink and elegant starters.
This list of cocktails and appetizers will be the perfect resource for your menu. If you love working with puff pastry, click the link for some more irresistible, easy puff pastry appetizers.

Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels on a parchment lined baking sheet

Tips for Working with Puff Pastry

Using packaged puff pastry makes for quick, out of this world appetizers, whether for pinwheels, baked brie or savory tarts. But knowing the best way to store, prepare and bake with puff pastry helps your recipes turn out perfectly every single time.

  • Purchase a high quality frozen puff pastry. Check for butter in the ingredients. Brands using oils instead of butter will not taste nearly as good. The butter based brands will cost more, but it’s definitely worth the higher price. I use Dufour brand, but Trader Joe’s often carries a less expensive version. I find Dufour at Whole Foods and Fresh Market locally.
  • Defrost your puff pastry as directed on the package. Keep it in the refrigerator until ready to layer the toppings.

 

  • I like to work on a silicone baking sheet when rolling out my puff pastry. Note: you don’t want to cut on this surface.
  • Dust your work surface with a little flour to prevent sticking.

Baking Puff Pastry

  • The simple rule is to have the dough COLD and the oven HOT. This will ensure that it “puffs” to the fullest when baked.
  • Therefore, you may need to chill the dish before putting it in the oven, as the puff pastry can warm up as you work with it.
  • This recipe is baked at 400º, which is an ideal heat for baking puff pastry.

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Used in This Recipe:

  • French Rolling Pin – I prefer this tapered rolling pin over the classic
  • Half Sheet Pan – I like this heavy duty pan as it doesn’t warp
  • Roul-Pat – I use this to roll out puff pastry, pie crusts, and bread dough. It makes cleanup a breeze!
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Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels | Butter puff pastry filled with spinach and cheese!

Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels

No matter the occasion, these buttery Muenster and Spinach pinwheels are always a hit.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 appetizers
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

1/2 cup shredded Muenster

1/4 cup grated Parmesan

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

Flour

1 sheet puffed pastry (I used Dufour brand), thawed

10 ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed very, very dry

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Line two baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
  2. Beat egg and water together in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Stir Muenster, Parmesan and garlic powder together. Set aside.
  4. Lightly flour work surface. Unfold thawed puff pastry and roll lightly with a floured rolling pin. Brush surface with beaten egg. Top with cheese mixture, then evenly top with thawed spinach.
  5. Starting at the short end, roll up like a jelly roll. Slice at 1/2 inch intervals and place rounds on baking sheets. Brush with egg wash.
  6. Bake 15 minutes or till golden brown. Remove to wire racks and let cool 10 minutes before serving.


Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels

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68 comments on “Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels Appetizer”

  1. Yes, it seems a nice treat for a girls party:) you really are good at it:) have a blessed Sunday.

  2. I love how easy puff pastry makes appies – this flavour combination sounds delicious!

  3. I have never heard of this one, but it sounds pretty delicious.

  4. Thank you for this ever-so-elegant but do-able recipe, Liz.

    Looking forward to baking these Muenster Spinach Pinwheels and eating them!

  5. Very pretty and mighty tasty I’m sure:@)

  6. Before you know it you ate half of them and don´t even want to eat the real dinner. Gorgeous! And I bet they freeze so well too.

  7. These are hard days in which to try and do life ‘normally,’ aren’t they. I feel more than a bit guilty going through life as usual when the families up north are dealing with so much loss and grief. The spirals do look delicious though, and we DO have to eat and continue living. If we don’t do these things, they win.

  8. Muenster is such a flavorful cheese. This is a great appetizer or even lunch for me!

  9. Any time you combine cheese and puff pastry I’ll be the first one on line! 🙂

  10. Lizzy , these cheesy pinwheels look pretty tasty ! Love it !

  11. Happy Sunday, Lizzy! These pinwheels look absolutely incredible!

  12. We love your beautiful appetizer, and can envision making it with other greens as well — perhaps chard, or beet greens, or even mustard or turnip greens. We’re going to feature this on our Facebook page and link here so people can see how you made it, and your lovely photography. If you wish, come LIKE us on Facebook for more recipes and tips on super healthy greens like kale, chard, beet, mustard, turnip, collard, escarole, dandelion and other green leafies.

    –Your friendly Southern California farmers at Cut `n Clean Greens

  13. These look really delicious Lizzy and tempting!!

  14. Hi Lizzy, the pinwheels look incredibly delicious! Hope to try it out one day!

  15. I miss puff pastry. When I make them for my gluten eating friends they are finished in seconds.

  16. I love the ease and simplicity of this. This is definitely a must-try!

  17. These look and sound great Liz! You can’t go wrong with puff pastry!

  18. Yum! I’m not sure any would make it to the serving plate 😉

  19. Dufour puff pastry is the best commercial brand I’ve ever used. And this looks so wonderful, nothing but the best is good enough! Nice flavors, and it looks so great. And thank you for your thoughts about the shooting – such a tragic event, and not posting on Monday is a terrific idea.

  20. These are the perfect party food.

  21. I had something similar at a party recently, and they were SO delicious! I’d love to try your recipe for myself… and my party guests! Thanks for sharing, Lizzy.

  22. Mmm I’ve seen all kinds of pastry pinwheels before, but I love that you used Muenster cheese. What a tasty twist!

  23. These look wonderful Lizzy! Perfect for the holiday!

  24. I am a big fan of easy puff pastry recipes so this is so up my alley. I am not sure I have ever seen savory pinwhel. Bookmarked! A day of “online silence” is a wonderful way to support those in need.

  25. These are so perfect for those potlucks (if you can keep your hands off them!)

  26. These look great and I will do be making them!! Enjoy!!

  27. I love anything with spinach, this pinwheels are so deliciously golden!

  28. What great savory looking appetizers!

  29. The pinwheels are so cute! And I love spinach and cheese together…yum!

  30. These look gorgeous and delicious!

  31. Spinach pinwheels looks delicious and perfect.

  32. Gosh I love how easy these are. Seriously I have bookmarked like 10 appetizers to make for Christmas. We are going to eat really well this year!

  33. I love pinwheels! These look so tasty! Love that you used muenster too, it’s a cheese I don’t use or eat too often, but I like it!

  34. Pinwheels are fun and easy! Great combo!

  35. Liz these look wonderful – love the flavors. These would sure to be a hit at a party!

  36. I have been so excited to get this recipe ever since you posted the teaser photo. The flavours look so amazing. And the fact that it is so easy to put together is just icing on the cake.

  37. These are perfect for appetizer in this Christmas period!!
    Have a nice week

  38. Great appetizer, I have to admit, I’ve never made one like this but these are the kinds I go for when at parties!! Thanks for sharing.

  39. Pastry + Spinach + Cheese=DELICIOUS! These look so tasty and I would loooove it if anyone ever served these to me!

  40. Pinwheels! Love them, been meaning to try makingnthem for the longest time! Everytime i see a blogpost on these, i’d be like aargh! Still havent done these yet! Timely reminder, thanks Liz.

  41. I love muenster and spinach. YUM!

  42. Welcome to WordPress!Love the spinach and cheese combo and the pinwheels look beautiful!!Will be making these very soon 🙂

  43. Mmmm! I can’t wait to try these!

  44. you always make these look so good and easy. and always make me hungry.

  45. Oh! I love this! Looks so appetizing & lovely! YUM!

  46. These look great!!! I noticed you said the leftovers tasted awesome the next day…..do you think these could be made earlier in the day and brought to a Christmas event a couple hours later at room temp? (think they would they get too mushy or harden up??) Thanks for this easy recipe!

  47. What a fun appetizer – love the flavors in this one!

  48. It doesn’t look like leftovers. Looks really wonderful! Great idea!

  49. These look delicious, and very pretty too! Am thinking of making them for Christmas Eve buffet with the family… thanks Lizzy!

  50. I really like uncomplicated especially this time of year and these look fabulous to boot. Thank you for stopping by today, Lizzy. Have a great week!

  51. Mmm…I love puff pastry! Thanks for a fantastically chic, easy and endlessly adaptable recipe.

  52. Will there be a time when you’ll post all of the recipes from the party? I see several items that I’d like to know how to make! Fingers crossed…

    • Hi, Karii,

      If you mean recipes from my book club gathering, they all will be shared before the end of the month. If you mean the other Sunday Supper posts, the links are all at the bottom of this post…there are tons of great ideas!

  53. I love pinwheels, they always turn out so pretty. Love the cheese and spinach combination.

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  55. They turned out great. And the goat cheese ones were great too.

  56. They cought my eyes, looks so delicious, and the recipe looks simple to bake.
    It is nice to bake these when friends are coming around!
    Thank you 🙂

  57. These are in the oven now. I used cheddar cheese instead and added crumbled bacon. My only problem is that I HATE puff pastry. When cutting the slices, the pastry just flaked off and it all fell about. I’m sure it will still taste good, but its definitely not presentable. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, but no more puff pastry for me! I’ll be using cresent rolls from now on.

  58. No comment on the recipe, I’ve not made it yet, but a tip on how to get that “very, very dry spinach.” I use my potato ricer. Put the plate in with the smallest holes in it, add the spinach and squeeze. Driest spinach you’ll ever get out of a frozen package.

  59. I know just by looking at them they are delicious and flakey a perfect football game day treat!

  60. Liz, these look fantastic~! I’m looking forward to giving these a try. Thank you~!!!

  61. I can see these can be addicting!

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