Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pineapple Puff Pastry Pinwheels With Cheese and Ham

PUFF PASTRY PINWHEELS ARE SUPER SIMPLE to make, yet look so fancy and fussy. They are perfect for parties and get togethers.

I usually buy frozen puff pastry which I find to be rather expensive, and the price kept me from using it as often as I would have liked.  Recently, I discovered a new item at my grocery store; a refrigerated puff pastry which was much more reasonably priced and didn't require thawing (aka planning ahead).

I made these pinwheels with pineapple, cheese, and ham. I have always loved the taste of pineapple and cheese together. I used to eat pineapple and cheese sandwiches as a girl. I love that glorious baked pineapple casserole.

Once I made these, I discovered the new puff pastry performed perfectly--many flaky layers and delicious taste. And oh so easy to use. It even comes with its own parchment paper for baking.

I will be making more of these pinwheels and have many ideas about how to fill them.

  • sun dried tomato cream cheese and turkey
  • cream cheese and pimiento stuffed olives
  • spinach, artichoke, and Parmesan
  • cheddar, pimiento, and pecan
  • pizza sauce, basil, and mozzarella
  • pesto, spinach, and feta
  • mango chutney and aged English cheddar

Pineapple Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Cheese and Ham

1 sheet puff pastry
1 cup fresh pineapple, finely chopped
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
8 ounces your favorite deli sliced ham, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Unroll pastry sheet on a floured surface. Spread pineapple evenly over the pastry, followed by the shredded cheese, then the chopped ham. Roll into a log started from one of the long sides. Using a serrated knife, slice into 12 pieces. Place on parchment lined sheet pan, cut side up.

Bake 20 - 30 minutes until golden.


  1. Frozen puff pastry is my usual, too. Didn't know there was a refrigerated product! I'll have to look for that. Anyway, love the combo of pineapple and ham, and cheese is always welcome. These look great -- thanks.

    1. John. it was a new product in my grocery. I was happy about the way these turned out. Thank you for your comment. --Rocquie

  2. These look delicious and fun to eat, my husband in particular would love a platter of these!

    1. My husband loved them. Thank you for your comment, Rocquie