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savory apple pinwheels

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Melissa Baldan
San Diego, CA

Every time I make these they are the first appetizer that is gone. They are absolutely delish!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These scrumptious pinwheels are a delicious appetizer. They'd even be good for brunch. The sweet apples are a nice contrast with the savory dough and spices. Cumin adds an earthy flavor that we really enjoyed with the apples. Chopped cashews add a little crunch. The filling is wrapped in buttery crescent dough that's baked until flaky. Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For savory apple pinwheels

  • 2 can
    refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2
    apples, any type, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 bunch
  • 1 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 dash
  • 1/2 c
    salted cashews, chopped

How To Make savory apple pinwheels

  • Filling mixture in a bowl.
    Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Add all ingredients except the crescent roll dough to a large bowl.
  • Apple filling completely mixed.
    Mix the filling well.
  • Crescent dough unrolled and in quarters.
    Unroll both the cans of dough and cut each in half. You should have 4 sections. Pinch together the seams.
  • Filling spread over the crescent dough.
    Cover with the filling until there is just about 1/4-1/2 inch left at end of dough.
  • Dough rolled and cut into slices.
    Roll up and pinch the seam. Cut into 6 slices using a serrated knife.
  • Pinwheels baking in the oven.
    Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 mins or until golden brown.