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These pinwheels from Bon Appetit were a big hit at our family’s Christmas. It’s so nice to be able to prepare them ahead of time and have them handy for any kind of party you may be planning. They keep well in the freezer and still taste delicious at room temperature. Plus, they are relatively easy and inexpensive to prepare.
Awesome Pepperoni and Asiago Pinwheels
Yield: Makes about 60 pinwheels
These hors d'oeuvres are light, flaky and absolutely addictive. They are also simple to prepare and make a big impression — just what you want in party food.
1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese*
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed
2 tablespoons honey-Dijon mustard
2 ounces packaged sliced pepperoni (about twenty-four 1 1/2-inch-diameter slices) I like
mine chopped finely.
1 large egg, beaten to blend
Nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray
Mix first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Cut puff pastry crosswise in half to form 2 rectangles. Spread 1 tablespoon mustard over 1 puff pastry rectangle, leaving 1-inch plain border at 1 long edge. Place half of pepperoni in single layer atop mustard. Top pepperoni with half of cheese mixture. Brush plain border with egg. Starting at side opposite plain border, roll up pastry, sealing at egg-coated edge. Transfer pastry roll, seam side down, to medium baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pastry rectangle, mustard, pepperoni, cheese mixture, and egg. Chill rolls until firm, about 30 minutes, or wrap and chill up to 1 day. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with foil. Lightly spray with vegetable oil spray. Cut each pastry roll into about thirty 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Transfer pinwheels to prepared sheets. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to platter; serve.
*Available at specialty foods stores and some supermarkets. (I found mine at Wal Mart!)
These are also great at any tailgating party you may have planned. Join me for the Tailgating Party going on here.