Puff pastry treats twirled with sweet goat cheese and strawberry filling dusted with confectioners sugar.
Puff Pastry Dessert Pinwheels
Author: Kelly Anthony
1package frozen puff pastry sheetsthawed
8ouncescream cheeseroom temperature
4ouncesfresh goat cheeseroom temperature
1/4cupconfectioners powdered sugar
1/4cupstrawberry preserves or jam
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2teaspoonpure vanilla extract
1/2teaspoonpure almond extract
3/4cupfreeze-dried strawberrieschopped (optional)
Sprinkle of all-purpose flourfor rolling out dough
The day before you intend to make the pinwheels, set the puff pastry in the refrigerator to thaw overnight.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add cream cheese, goat cheese, sugar, preserves, lemon zest, egg and both extracts. Mix on medium-high until blended. If you do not have a stand mixer, use a handheld mixer and a medium-sized bowl. Stir in the dried strawberries (if using) and set aside until ready to use.
On a large floured board, sprinkle one sheet of puff pastry with the flour and roll out into a rectangle about 10"x15".
Spread half of the cream cheese mixture on to the pastry sheet using an offset spatula or a knife, making sure to spread it all the way from one end to the other. Then, working from short-end to short-end, tightly roll the pastry just as you would cinnamon rolls. Transfer roll to the refrigerator, and repeat with the second pastry sheet. Transfer second roll to the refrigerator. Allow rolls to chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400° and have ready a baking sheet lined with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Once the rolls have been properly chilled, remove one roll from the refrigerator and transfer to the floured work surface. Use a sharp, serrated knife to cut the roll into 1/2"-3/4" pieces, and discard of the ends. Set pinwheels on a baking sheet, spacing them each about 2" apart.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown. Allow to cool slightly, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Remove the second, chilled roll from the refrigerator, cut, transfer to the baking sheet and bake as directed above. Allow to cool slightly.
Serve warm and enjoy.
Strawberry and Goat Cheese Pinwheels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Vitamin A 178IU4%
Vitamin C 87mg105%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.