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Ham Cheddar and Rosemary Pinwheels

ham cheddar and rosemary pinwheels recipe

I am about to head to NYC and am trying to beat some snow, so I am going to make this quick. I am so excited to spend some time in New York City at Christmastime. I have not been during the holidays since I was in high school and it is my absolute favorite. I going to spend some time eating my way around the city with my sister and seeing the sites. And I’ll through some work in there too.

When I have people over for dinner, I usually do not do much in the way of appetizers. At the most, I set out some nuts or a cheese tray. I focus my energies on the main course and dessert (obviously). But during the holidays, it seems like I need to have appetizers at the ready. Doesn’t it feel like like from October until New Year’s, you need to bring an appetizer every where you go? I like to keep a few things in my freezer for “just in case”. You can make a few of these at a time and keep them for when you need an emergency appetizer.

These ham and cheese pinwheels are one of my favorites. A little retro, but everyone loves them. I updated my grandmother’s version a touch with fresh rosemary, Dijon mustard, and honey. I love sweet and savory, and it works perfectly with the cheese and ham. I love these with a glass of wine and good friends.

ham cheddar and rosemary pinwheels recipe

1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (thawed according to package directions)
6 thin slices ham
1 1/2 cups Sargento Fine Cut Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

ham cheddar and rosemary pinwheel recipeIn a small bowl, mix together Dijon, honey, rosemary, and pepper. Set aside.

ham cheddar pinwheelsRoll puff pastry out on a floured surface.

ham cheddar rosemary pinwheel appetizerSpread a thin layer of mustard all over the puff pastry.

ham cheddar appetizer recipeAdd half of the cheese.

ham and cheddar recipeAdd the ham layer.

ham and cheddar pinwheel recipeTop with cheese.

easy holiday appetizer recipeRoll the dough lengthwise to form a pinwheel. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 20 minutes. Or you can keep in the freezer for another time.

easy holiday appetizersSlice into thin, 1/2-inch pieces using a sharp knife.

ham and cheese appetizerPlace the slices on a parchment lined baking sheet.

sargento cheese appetizersBake for 15 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven until golden brown. You can reheat these in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes if needed.

ham and honey mustard puff pastry rolls

This post is part of Sargento Cheese’s Holiday Menu Inspiration.

Sargento-Holiday-Menu-Inspiration

The Fountain Avenue Kitchen, Wild Rice and Sausage Casserole
Flanboyant Eats, French Onion Soup
Big Girls Small Kitchen, Cheesy Mushroom Crostini
The Noble Pig, Cheesy Browned Butter-Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
The Naptime Chef, Savory Rosemary and Bacon Bread Pudding

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Ham Cheddar and Rosemary Pinwheels


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (thawed according to package directions)
  • 6 thin slices ham
  • 1 1/2 cups Sargento Fine Cut Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together Dijon, honey, rosemary, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Roll puff pastry out on a floured surface. Spread a thin layer of mustard all over the puff pastry. Add half of the cheese. Add the ham layer. Top with cheese.
  3. Roll the dough lengthwise to form a pinwheel. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 20 minutes. Or you can keep in the freezer for another time.
  4. Slice into thin, 1/2-inch pieces using a sharp knife. Place the slices on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 375 degree oven until golden brown. You can reheat these in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes if needed.

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  1. Kara

    December 11th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Oh my gosh, those look fantastic. Not super fancy, but not just cheese and crackers on a platter either. I love that they can be pre-made and frozen, too. I am going ot have to make a batch or two and stash them in the freezer for that week between Christmas and New Years!

  2. bakedbree

    December 14th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Yes, they are perfect for just that. Just in case apps. 🙂

  3. Bren @ Flanboyant Eats

    December 11th, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I mentioned in my post how I’d love to make these with pastrami since I don’t eat pork 🙂 Niiiice. I love that 1st shot of the ingredients in the bowl. have tons of fun in NY. I’ll be there, too!

  4. bakedbree

    December 14th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Thank you Bren!

  5. Cara

    December 12th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    These look so good!!

  6. bakedbree

    December 14th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you Cara! I love how easy these are. Merry Christmas.

  7. Amanda

    December 14th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Seriously, I just made these last night to take to a Christmas Party and they were a HUGE hit! Absolutely delicious!! These will be my “GO-TO” party app from now on! Thanks so much, love your food!!

    amanda k 🙂
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. bakedbree

    December 14th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Yeah! I love these, so easy and so delicious! Merry Christmas to you too!

  9. Dianne

    December 19th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    OMG these are so easy to make and so delicious. I made them and my 9 yr old granddaughter ate so many she didn’t want dinner LOL she helped make them they are something easy for her to help Granny with she already wants to know when we are going to do more

  10. bakedbree

    December 20th, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I am so glad! I love these too. I would much rather eat these than dinner too. 🙂

  11. Narcisa

    December 31st, 2013 at 11:10 am

    This recipe is amazing! i did it last night and now i’m doing it again 🙂

  12. bakedbree

    December 31st, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I am so glad! I love these, and not just because they are so easy.

  13. Linda

    November 20th, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Can’t wait to try these, exactly what I’ve been looking for,as an easy tasty appy

  14. bakedbree

    November 24th, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    These are great, and super easy.

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