Pesto Pinwheels

Pesto Pinwheels

Treat your guests with these delicious pinwheels made with pastry and basil that are ready in 30 minutes – perfect to serve as appetizers for Christmas.

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package (17 1/4 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
cup pesto
egg, slightly beaten
  1. Heat oven to 400º. Roll each sheet of puff pastry on very lightly floured surface into rectangle, 14x10 inches.
  2. Spread 1/2 cup of the pesto evenly over each rectangle to within 1/2 inch of long sides. Starting at 10-inch side, loosely fold pastry into roll; brush edge of roll with egg, then pinch into roll to seal.
  3. Cut each roll into 1/2-inch slices, using sharp knife. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Makes 40 appetizers
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Party Pointers
Finding it hard to squeeze in time to make both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners? Consider an appetizer alternative instead of the traditional sit-down holiday dinner. When planning your event, decide not only on the but also on what each appetizer will be served in. Set out dishes and serving utensils the night before. If you have a lot of appetizers or are having someone help you, label each bowl with the item that should be served in it. Remove the label before placing food in the dish.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 105
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.