4.07.2014

EASY Bacon Cheeseburger Pinwheels



Bacon cheeseburger pinwheels are fun appetizers to bring to any gathering.  I made these with bits of crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and browned chop meat. Then rolled everything into one pastry puff sheet, and sliced into these individual pastry puff swirls and baked them for about 12 minutes.  Easy as pie! 

We were invited to a neighbors cocktail party a few weeks ago I and brought these  cheeseburger pinwheels as an appetizer.  The bacon is what really sent them over the top!  Everyone loved them.  I actually made two kinds of appetizers using the pastry puffs, since there is actually two sheets in each box.  The other one I will be posting later this week.
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EASY Bacon Cheeseburger Pinwheels

  • 6 ounce package center cut bacon (about 7 slices)
  • 1/2 package of puff pastry sheets (1 sheet)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 Tbsp. grated pecorino cheese
  • 1 cup mild shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cooked chopped meat (about 1 hamburger patty)
  • salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
  • olive oil cooking spray

Open the puff pastry package, remove 1 sheet and place the other back into your freezer.  Allow to thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

In the meantime, open package of bacon and cook about 7 slices of bacon in the microwave for about 5 to 7 minutes, until cooked and crispy.  Drain on paper towels.
Break bacon into small pieces, set aside.

Preheat oven 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix egg and parmesan cheese together. Set aside.
Lightly spray a large baking pan with cooking oil. Set aside.

Unfold pastry sheet on lightly floured surface.  Brush on top sheet with egg mixture.
Scatter with cheddar cheese, bacon pieces and chop meat.
Lightly season on top with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Pick up one side and roll up like a jelly roll. 

Using a serrated knife, gently cut into 15 to 17 (about 1/2") slices.
Place slices cut-side down on baking sheet. Brush or tap on top with egg mixture.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

Yields: 15 to 17 pinwheels


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8 comments:

  1. Decadent and delicious looking! Truly a winning combo - would love to try THESE!

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  2. I'll bet these were gone in seconds. I also make a puff pastry appetizer, usually using whatever I have on hand. Everyone loves puff pastry!

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  3. You've used two of my favorite things...center cut bacon and frozen puff pastry, these look mouthwatering!

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    1. Thanks Sue! So nice to see you again,, Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I can see why they were a hit, they look delicious! A great appetizer to try, thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Thanks Pam, to my surprise they were a hit!

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  5. How delicious, no wonder everyone enjoyed them! I printed your post so that I can give these a try. :)

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  6. When I saw these in my emailed post, I knew I had to come back for another look and drool over these for a while. I would be very popular in my house if I made these for my special someone. A very special treat!

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