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Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Apricot Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Turn puff pastry into a quick sweet treat with these sweet apricot pinwheels

Apricot Pinwheel Pastry

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.

Making apricot puff pastry pinwheels

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 puff pastry pinwheels

Brush with an egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.

Apricot Puff pastry pinwheels

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

Apricot Puff Pastry Pinwheels

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.

5 from 2 votes
Apricot Puff Pastry Pinwheels
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Puff Pastry Pinwheels
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Delicate pastry made with puff pastry and filled with jam.

Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 1 puff pastry dough
  • 1/4 cup jam
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon Coarse sugar optional
Instructions
  1. 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. 

  2. Cut dough into 4" squares using a pizza wheel or a sharp knife

  3. Move each square to a parchment lined baking sheet. 

  4. Place 1-2 teaspoons of jam in center of each square.

  5. Make slits on the corners of each square. 

    Making apricot puff pastry pinwheels
  6. 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
  1. Mix egg and water together in a bowl.

  2. Brush egg wash across entire surface of pastry. 

  3. Sprinkle with sugar.

  4. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. 

Recipe Notes

Use your favorite jam as a filling.

Nutrition Facts
Puff Pastry Pinwheels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 87mg 4%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe inspired by Williams Sonoma Baking Cookbook.

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    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. 🙂 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!!

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

    Such a beautiful dessert and what a great use of puff pastry 🙂 Love how easy they are too!

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

    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!

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    cakespy
    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. 🙂 They’re so pretty and cute!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 31, 2017 at 5:06 am

      Kitchen Ninja! 🙂 I love it!

  • Reply
    Ashley@CookNourishBliss
    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!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      November 1, 2017 at 7:54 pm

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

  • Reply
    Miriam
    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 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      November 5, 2017 at 7:06 am

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

  • Reply
    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.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      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 🙂

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