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Puff Pastry Pinwheels

October 28, 2017 (Last Updated: April 10, 2020)

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Turn puff pastry into a quick sweet treat with these sweet apricot pinwheels. These delicious breakfast treats look more complicated to make than they actually are. They make an impressive treat for breakfast or brunch.

Apricot Pinwheel Pastry topped with granulated sugar.

Last week I made Easy Puff Pastry and I have been busy ever since creating recipes with puff pastry. These puff pastry pinwheels were my first recipe.

A dollop of apricot jam on a square of unbaked puff pastry.

This puff pastry pinwheel recipe is super easy and super delicious. All you need is puff pastry – make your own or buy from the store – and jam.  I used apricot jam, but you could easily use any jam that you love!

Making apricot puff pastry pinwheels

Cut out 4 inch squares of puff pastry. Place a dot of jam in the center. Cut a slice in each corner and fold up one corner on each triangle piece.

Egg wash on unbaked pastry.

Brush with an egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.

Apricot Puff pastry on a white board.

Bake – and the end result is amazing! Delicious, buttery, flaky layers with a sweet filling!

Pastry filled with apricot jam and topped with sugar.

When I made these pinwheels, I used an entire batch of my homemade easy puff pastry. I made eight jam pinwheel pastries. If you are using a purchased puff pastry, you will need to use both sheets of pastry.

Puff pastry filled with apricot jam.

Puff Pastry Pinwheels flavor options

A breakfast pastry filled with apricot jam on a baking sheet.

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Apricot Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Delicate pastry made with puff pastry and filled with jam.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 211 kcal


  • 1 puff pastry dough
  • 1/4 cup jam
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon Coarse sugar (optional)


  • Roll out pastry dough. If using homemade dough, roll to 8" X 16".  If using store bought dough, use both sheets. Roll each out slightly larger than original size. 
  • Cut dough into 4" squares using a pizza wheel or a sharp knife
  • Move each square to a parchment lined baking sheet. 
  • Place 1-2 teaspoons of jam in center of each square.
  • Make slits on the corners of each square. 
    Making apricot puff pastry pinwheels
  • Fold one corner of each triangle piece towards the center. Press down firmly. Repeat with remaining corners.
    Folding the corners on puff pastry pinwheels

Egg Wash

  • Mix egg and water together in a bowl.
  • Brush egg wash across entire surface of pastry. 
  • Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. 



Use your favorite jam as a filling.


Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 34mgSugar: 6gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 0.9mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.9mg
Keyword pinwheels recipe easy, puff pastry, puff pastry dessert, puff pastry pinwheels, recipes with apricot jam
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Recipe inspired by Williams Sonoma Baking Cookbook.



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  • Reply
    Fred G
    February 7, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    5 stars
    Like to give them a try

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      February 7, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      They are delicious!

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    Stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    November 2, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Pinwheels remind me of my childhood. I could seriously eat 5 of these and not blink. Apricot is a nice flavor and that sprinkling of sugar gets me every time. Take care.

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      November 2, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      I must admit, these disappeared way too quickly in my house. I won’t tell you how many I ate ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 2, 2017 at 2:50 am

    They are so pretty and I am sure they taste even better with your homemade puff pastry! Would love to eat one right now with my cup of tea ๐Ÿ™‚

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      November 5, 2017 at 7:06 am

      Thanks, Miriam! We loved them and they disappeared quickly.

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    [email protected]
    November 1, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    These pinwheels are just too darn pretty! And I love that you used apricot jam – it’s a favorite of mine!!

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      November 1, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      I totally agree! I love apricot jam in just about everything!

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    October 31, 2017 at 4:33 am

    You little kitchen ninja you! I would love to have one or twelve of these thrown, ninja-style, right into my face. ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re so pretty and cute!

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      October 31, 2017 at 5:06 am

      Kitchen Ninja! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    October 30, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Pinwheel cookies are one of my favorite cookies to make because they always look so pretty Kathy! And you’ve gone above and beyond with homemade puff pastry! Well done my friend!! These would be a hit at our house! We all love jam filled cookies!

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    October 30, 2017 at 7:58 am

    It’s so impressive that you made your own puff pastry! These pinwheels are beautiful!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    October 30, 2017 at 6:34 am

    5 stars
    Puff pastry anything is dangerous around me, because if left alone, I’ll eat it ALL! These pinwheel are super cute, Kathy!! Perfect dessert for the holidays!! Cheers!

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    October 30, 2017 at 5:12 am

    5 stars
    Such a beautiful dessert and what a great use of puff pastry ๐Ÿ™‚ Love how easy they are too!

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    David @ Spiced
    October 30, 2017 at 4:44 am

    What a gorgeous little treat, Kathy! I love creating desserts with fun shapes…not only are they fun to eat, but they often create fun conversation, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ And it just so happens that I have some leftover apricot jam from another recipe. We’ve been making PB & Apricot sandwiches for Robbie lately, but I need to rescue some of that jam for these pinwheels now! Delicious!!

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