Enjoy my recipe for Pimiento Cheese Pinwheels with a nice glass of white wine or cocktail. They are perfect for all of your holiday entertaining.
This post is sponsored by Price*s but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
There is nothing more southern than pimiento cheese, it’s the pride of the south. It was a tradition in my home growing up in the south. While pimiento cheese is really easy to make from scratch, I’ve found that Price*s Original Pimiento Cheese Spread is an awful lot like my Mom used to make. So when you need a quick appetizer, pimiento cheese pinwheels are a delicious choice.
A tip about slicing the puff pastry. Use the sharpest kitchen knife you have and just slice through the pastry and pimiento cheese, don’t use a sawing motion. What I love about the convenience of Price*s Pimiento cheese is you can have all you want in your refrigerator, all the time. There are so many things you can make with it, like a grilled cheese sandwich, add it to the top of a burger, mix it in to deviled eggs or serve it with pita chips or crackers as a dip.
When I first made these appetizers for my husband, who hails from Pennsylvania, he didn’t know what to think. He was stuck on the fact that peppers are involved and he thought they would be spicy. Not so. Price*s Pimiento Cheese spread has other varieties, which include a zesty jalapeño, but I assured him I would be using the original, which in my family, is traditional. These appetizers are a delicious bite. They are flaky and buttery from the puff pastry yet creamy and delicious from the pimiento cheese.
In addition to using pimiento cheese, my Mom used a lot of puff pastry. I use a lot of puff pastry too because it’s an ingredient my family loves. Interestingly she never put the two together. So I took two different family traditions and made a new one for my family. These cheesy apple sausage pastry bites are another favorite appetizer made with puff pastry.
My pimiento cheese pinwheels have only 2 ingredients making them perfect for any occasion requiring appetizers, such as a game day gathering, family movie night or a holiday party. The pimiento cheese melts into the puff pastry as it bakes. My recipe makes about 16 to 18 pinwheels. If you think you’ll need more, use an entire package of puff pastry and two tubs of Price*s Pimiento Cheese. You could even spice it up a bit and use the zesty jalapeño flavor in addition to the original.
Pimiento Cheese Pinwheels
- 1 12 ounce package Price's Original Pimiento Cheese
- 1 sheet puff pastry thawed according to package directions (from a 17.3 ounce package)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or (better) a silicone baking mat
- Once the puff pastry is thawed, roll it out to a 16-inch square on a very lightly floured surface.
- Spoon Price's Original Pimiento Cheese onto center of puff pastry and spread evenly over entire surface using an offset spatula, leaving about 1-inch empty at top and bottom.
- Starting at the bottom, gently roll puff pastry up, jelly roll style and pinch seam.
- Gently move to a cutting board and slice into 1/2-inch slices. Place about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 18 - 20 minutes until pastry is golden and cheese is starting to melt.
- Remove from oven. Cool slightly, then remove to serving platter.
- Can be served warm or at room temperature.