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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Love Keil
Ham and cheese pinwheels are some of my favorite appetizers for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. 
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 30 pinwheels
Calories 119 kcal


For Dough

For Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

  • pizza sauce
  • 8 slices ham thick slices, cut into about 2 inch squares
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese or any cheese of your choice, cut into squares, about 2 inch
  • 1-2 egg yolks whisked
  • seasame seeds for garnish
  • chives chopped for garnish, optional


To Make Dough

  • Using a bread machine or a bowl combine all dough ingredients and give it a nice mix or set on "dough” settings if using bread machine. Let it rise until double in size 1-2 hours. If you would like, cover the bowl and refrigerate over night and make pinwheels next day.
    How to Make Ham and Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers

How to Make Ham and Cheese Pinwheel

  • To make pinwheels divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Roll the dough into a rectangle shape. Cut the dough into 8 equal 3 inch squares. Using a pizza cutter cut 1 inch diagonal cut towards the center from each corner. 
    rectangle shape
  • Place a little amount of pizza sauce into the center of the square, follow by ham and cheese. 
    ham and cheese
  • After, secure the form by poking a toothpick in the center. Repeat with the rest of the dough squares.
    form the pinwheel
  • Next, place each pinwheel on a baking sheet lined and parchment paper and cover them with plastic food wrap and let rise in warm place until dough double in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F. Whisk egg yolk and brush it over the pastry pinwheels and sprinkle sesame or poppy seeds over the top. 
    form the pinwheel
  • Bake pinwheels for 10-12 minutes or until golden color.Remove from the oven and remove the toothpicks from the center of each pinwheel. Sprinkle finely chopped chives for garnish, serve while warm or cold. Perfect for thanksgiving gathering or using leftover ham. 
    ham and cheese pizza pinwheels


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Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 229mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 140IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cheese, ham, pinwheels
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