Blue Cheese, Bacon and Fig Pinwheels are a delicious bite, perfect for any party or gathering. Only 4 ingredients required for these tasty appetizers.
The holiday season is often a busy time of year. Getting the shopping done, the holiday parties and traveling over the river and through the woods to see grandma. This year I am trying to be more present and in the moment. It actually was one of my 2017 New Years resolutions! I want to enjoy every little bit of this festive time of year especially because my kids are starting to get older.
Spending more quality time with my friends and family means slowing down a little and not trying to do ALL THE THINGS. One way I accomplish that is simple recipes that require few ingredients. That is why I love these pinwheel appetizers.
Salemville® Blue Cheese Crumbles, fig jam and bacon fill these yummy pinwheels. Salemville® award-winning blue-veined cheeses are crafted in the heart of Wisconsin, America’s Dairyland. Salemville® cheeses are renowned for their smooth, earthy flavor. The slight tang of the blue cheese is a wonderful compliment to the sweet and salty from the jam and bacon.
How to make blue cheese, bacon and fig pinwheels:
To make these pinwheels start by laying out the thawed puff pastry over some plastic wrap. Spread a thin layer fig jam over the dough. Next sprinkle with Salemville® Blue Cheese Crumbles, and bacon bits. Roll up the dough into a tight log. Wrap up with the plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. This makes it easier to slice.
Using a serrated knife, slice 1/2 inch thick circles and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until the dough starts to turn light golden brown.
These puff pastry pinwheels are great for holiday parties and gatherings. Enjoy!
Blue Cheese, Bacon and Fig Pinwheels
- 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
- 4 oz blue cheese crumbles
- 3/4 cup fig preserves or spread
- 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Spread out a large piece of plastic wrap. Lay out thawed puff pastry dough in the center of the wrap.
- Spread a thin layer of fig jam over pastry dough.
- Sprinkle blue cheese and bacon bits over top of the jam.
- Roll tightly into a log and cover in plastic wrap. Refrigerate log for at least 20 minutes.
- Unwrap the log and using a sharp, serrated knife, slice into 1/2 inch circles.
- Place circles on a baking sheet lined either with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Place about 1 inch apart.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until pastry dough starts to turn golden.