Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheel

    50 minutes

    The perfect party finger food, this pesto puff pastry pinwheel recipe is easy to make and spectacular to look at!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 (30cm) sheets circular puff pastry
    • plain flour, for dusting
    • 240g ricotta cheese
    • 240g pesto

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (or the temperature indicated on the puff pastry packet).
    2. Line a baking tray with baking paper and dust with flour. Place once of the puff pastry circles on it.
    3. Spread ricotta evenly over the puff pastry, then top with an even layer of pesto. Lay the second sheet of puff pastry on top of that.
    4. Place a small glass upside down in the centre of the circle. Using the glass as a guide (to prevent cutting all the way to the centre) cut into 16 segments. The best way to do this is to cut it into even quarters, then cut each quarter in half, then each eighth in half.
    5. Working with two segments at a time, twice each twice in opposite directions and pinch the ends together. Repeat with remaining pieces so the end result resembles a pinwheel.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven 25-30 minutes or until puff pastry is browned.

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    Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheel
    Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheel

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    It was very tasty. I definitely should have drained more oil off the pesto though and pinched the dough together better. Mine didn't look as pretty.  -  05 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was great and so impressive and easy. I didn't have ricotta, so I used cream cheese. Worked like a charm!  -  21 Apr 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    As with someone else who reviewed this recipe, my puff pastry sheets were 10" squares, so I could not make 12" circles, unless I were to roll out the dough. I think that would have made it not "Puff" pastry anymore. Still, the only change that made was a little less filling used. It came out great. looked great, and was gone inside of 20 minutes!  -  17 Mar 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)