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jalapeno and smoked gouda puff pastry pinwheels on silicone tray
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5 from 3 votes

Smoked Gouda Puff Pastry Pinwheel Appetizer

This smoked gouda puff pastry pinwheel appetizer is our go-to easy holiday appetizer! They are simple to make, taste amazing, and always disappear quickly.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 pinwheels
Calories: 129kcal


  • ½ package puff pastry (200 g; 1 square; thawed)
  • ¼ cup cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded and diced)
  • 1 cup smoked gouda (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)


  • Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
  • Roll out puff pastry on a floured surface to about 10 X 10 inches.
  • Gently spread the cream cheese in a thin layer over the pastry, leaving about an inch on one side. I used a short icing spatula and it worked great.
  • Scatter the jalapenos and the smoked gouda evenly over the cream cheese.
  • Brush the one inch of pastry that was left exposed with water.
  • Starting at the end opposite of the water-brushed pastry, roll the pastry up. Press gently to seal the end.
  • Brush the 'log' with egg wash.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice into ½ inch slices.
  • Arrange on parchment or silicone mat-lined baking sheet, brush tops with more egg wash, and bake for 18-22 minutes, until lightly golden.


Your pinwheels may not look perfectly round when you place them on the baking sheet, however the do round-out in the oven.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg