Easy Pinwheel Danish

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

These are so good! They’re even better the next day, when the pastry becomes a bit denser. They freeze like a dream, too.
I did these in a cooking class recently and a student suggested making them with a savory filling. I made a tiny pinwheel in class that we all agreed would make an adorable hors d oeuvre. More to come on that one!

Directions

Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with parchment.

Combine the cream cheese and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment; cream them together on low speed until smooth. Add the egg yolks, ricotta, vanilla, salt, and lemon zest; mix on low just until combined. Do not beat. Chill filling while proceeding with the recipe.

On a lightly floured surface, roll a sheet of puff pastry into a 12-inch square. Cut into nine 4-inch squares.

To make a pinwheel, make four 2-inch cuts from the corner toward the center of each pastry square. Fold every other point in toward the center, pressing firmly.

Place a spoonful of the chilled cheese filling in the center of each square. Top with a spoonful of jam.
Brush the top of the pastries with egg wash. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Bake the chilled pastries for 20 minutes or until deeply golden brown. Transfer to cooling racks. Cool 20 minutes before drizzling with glaze.


Yield: 18 Pastries

What's Needed:

 

2 sheets (1 box) frozen puff pastry, defrosted

Cheese filling:
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
6 tablespoons sugar
2 egg yolks, at room temperature
2 tablespoons ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
Zest of 1 lemon

Jam topping: 1 ¼ cups raspberry (or blueberry, peach, apricot, etc) jam
Egg wash: 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water
Glaze: ½ cup confectioners’ sugar mixed with 2 tablespoons milk or cream

^ Back to Top
 

Search & Browse

View AllMost RecentBreads

3 Ingredient Pancakes from The Recipe Hacker
Cauliflower Melts from Jill Donenfeld's book Better on Toast: Happiness on a Slice of Bread
Blueberry Waffles from Danielle Walker's Against All Grain

Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
Asian Chicken Flatbread
Creamy Cornbread with Honey Butter

Berry Explosion Muffins from Eat to Live Cookbook by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Honeycrisp Apple, Cheddar, Bacon and Dandelion Crostini from Food Network's Chef Anne Burrell
Garnish Chef Kim Baretta's Baked Cinnamon Sugar Challah Bread French Toast

Polenta Loaf with Rosemary, Parmesan and Olive Oil
Breadsticks with Proscuitto and Arugula
Blueberry Muffins

Grammy's Date Nut Bread
Nibby Banana Bread with Cinnamon Butter
Banana Bread with Pecans

Strawberry Panini
Bourbon Street Muffuletta Braid
Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Grilled Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
"Powdered Sugar Doughnut” Muffins
Herbed Pita Wedges

Pizza Dough
Peperonata with Ricotta Crostoni from Jon's Wine Bar
Cheddar and Stout Fondue

St. Patrick's Day recipes
Easy Pinwheel Danish
Lemon Ginger Marmalade

Peanut Butter and Jam Muffins
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking: Ciabatta
Pam Anderson's Master Formula for Perfect Savory Scones

Cinnamon Rolls
Pumpkin Pie Pancakes
Peanut Butter Banana Flax Seed Muffins

Cranberry Almond Crumb Muffins
O as in Organizing: Peanut Butter and Jam Muffins
In Season: Apple Recipes

Banana Bread
Strawberry Coffee Cake with Peanut Butter Streusel
Cinnamon Twists

Sour Cream and Chive Biscuits with Country Ham
Peanut Butter Muffins
Grilled Naan

Buttermilk Pancakes
Irish Soda Bread with Whiskey Butter
Mini Ruebens in Rye Cups

Dan's DiMuzio's Bread
Pumpkin Bread
Pain Perdu

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sushi
Gingerbread Muffins
Apple Cinnamon Whole Wheat Muffins

Meme's Biscuits
No-Knead Pizza Dough
Cinnamon Rolls

Dressed up Blueberry Muffins
Banana-Chocolate Gorilla Bread
View AllMost RecentBreakfast / Brunch

3 Ingredient Pancakes from The Recipe Hacker
Kentucky Wild Gin-cured Salmon Gravlax
Cranberry and Pear Compote with Dried Winter Fruits

Overnight Oats
Blueberry Waffles from Danielle Walker's Against All Grain
Overnight Apple Raisin Bourbon French Toast with warm Maple-Bourbon Syrup

Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
Berry Explosion Muffins from Eat to Live Cookbook by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Michael Ruhlman talks Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing

Back to School: Nutritious Breakfasts and Snacks from Elizabeth Somer
Garnish Chef Kim Baretta's Baked Cinnamon Sugar Challah Bread French Toast
Baked Cinnamon Apple Pancake

Hot Pistachio Cereal with Greek Yogurt and Honey from Quinoa Revolution with Patricia Green
Blueberry Muffins
Winter Frittata with ESCAROLE, BACON, and FETA CHEESE

Sugar-dusted Strawberry Cake
Spicy Brown Sugar and Pumpkin Granola
THE VIRGIN DIET Strawberry Shake

Banana Bread with Pecans
Strawberry Panini
Chocolate Hazelnut Banana-Stuffed French Toast

"Powdered Sugar Doughnut” Muffins
Hazelnut Boston Cream Cupcakes
Banana Hazelnut Breakfast Panini

Huevos Rancheros
St. Patrick's Day recipes
Ricotta-filled Crepes with Berries

Easy Pinwheel Danish
Lemon Glazed Pound Cake
Lemon Ginger Marmalade

Peanut Butter Granola
Chicken Salad with Cranberries, Toasted Almonds and Orange Vinaigrette
Truffle Butter

Peanut Butter and Jam Muffins
Everything really is better with bacon!
Baked Huevos Rancheros

Four easy ways to boost nutrition
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking: Ciabatta
Carrot Cake from Chuck Hughes

O is for Oatmeal
Pam Anderson's Master Formula for Perfect Savory Scones
Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes
Peanut Butter Banana Flax Seed Muffins
Cranberry Almond Crumb Muffins

Peanut Butter Trail Bars
Budget Friendly Foods
Add color to your diet

O as in Organizing: Peanut Butter and Jam Muffins
In Season: Apple Recipes
Fruit Salad Parfaits

Fruit Salad with Creamy Honey Lime Dressing
Banana Bread
Smoked Salmon Mousse

Robin Mather's Whole Strawberries in Balsamic-Black Pepper Syrup
Refrigerator Strawberry Jam
Half-pint Jar Pies

Nancy Kennedy's Hollywood Wrap: Power Fruit Wraps
Strawberry Coffee Cake with Peanut Butter Streusel
Cinnamon Twists

Make Mother's Day Memorable with a Smoothie
Sour Cream and Chive Biscuits with Country Ham
Peanut Butter Muffins

How to make Crepes
Corned Beef Hash
Oatmeal cookie with a breakfast boost

Tequila-spiked Fruit Salad with Lime
Lemon Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberry Sauce
Red Velvet Pancakes

Bite-size Blueberry Walnut and Brie Tarts
Bloody Mary
Blackberry Hand Pies

Buttermilk Pancakes
Cinnamon Sugar Churros
Easter wine pairings

Spicy Breakfast Burritos
Lemon Panna Cotta
Pumpkin Pie Crepes

Pumpkin Bread
Lobster Sliders
Pain Perdu

Gingerbread Muffins
Apple Cinnamon Whole Wheat Muffins
Meme's Biscuits

Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry Pizza with Capers & Dill
Spicy Sausage and Green Chile Strata
Warm Brandied Fruit Compote

Dressed up Blueberry Muffins
Sausage Rolls
Banana-Chocolate Gorilla Bread

Lemon Cups
Fruit and Nut Granola
Purple Plum Torte from the The Essential New York Times Cookbook
View AllMost RecentDesserts

Peach Melba Crisp
Zuccotto
A collection of Chocolate recipes, tips and interviews

Handmade Holiday: Hot Cocoa on a Stick
Strawberry Red Velvet Trifle
Coconut Truffles from Chocopologie by Fritz Knipschildt

Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes from Chocopologie by Fritz Knipschildt
European-style Hot Chocolate from Chocopologie by Fritz Knipschildt
Creamy Cheesecake

Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce
Macarons
Homemade Snickers Bars

Cranberry Crackle Tart from Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere
Teeny's Rosemary Caramel Apple Pie
Pear Hand Pies 3 Ways

TEENY’S TOUR OF PIE: Georgia Peach Pie with Whole Wheat Crust
Campfire Baklava from Paula Marcox's COOKING WITH FIRE
Bourbon Panna Cotta with Spiced Peaches

Stella Parks' Basil Pots de Crème
Chef Alfio Gulisano's Bourbon Chocolate Caramel Tiramisu
Cream-filled Strawberries

Lemon Mousse
Mini Death by Oreo Cupcakes
Affogato al Caffè (Coffee-Drowned Gelato)

Stained Glass Cookies
Gingersnap Stout Frosting from The Dollop Book of Frosting by Heather Saffer
Vunderbars from Rosie Daykin's Butter Baked Goods

Thumbprint Cookies
Dishing it up from THE BOOK CLUB COOKBOOK
Eye Scream Cups

Warm Mocha Tart from Seriously Bitter Sweet by Alice Medrich
Artisan Craft Chocolate with Winemaker John Scharffenberger
Chocolate Skeleton Men and Mummies

Vanilla Bean Sable Cookies
That Chocolate Cake from Scharffen Berger Chocolate
Pina Colada Cupcakes from Betty Goes Vegan

Lemon Curd Jelly Roll Cake
Caramel Crepes
Lemon Raspberry Parfait

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Cayenne and Cinnamon Cream
Mini Double Chocolate Mousse and Raspberry Tarts
Anne Byrn's Gluten-Free Saucepan Brownies from Unbelievably Gluten-Free!

Not so Naughty Chocolate Cake from Michael Moore's Blood Sugar: The Family
No Flour Black Bean Brownies from Chocolate Covered Katie
Katie's Birthday Cake

Baked Cinnamon Apple Pancake
Spiced Cabernet Truffles
Buttermints from The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook

Dark Chocolate Crepes with White Chocolate Sour Cream Mousse
Salted Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge and other sweet treats for your Sweetheart
Glazed Maple Cookies

Linda Evans' Buche de Noel
Sweet Semolina Cake [Nammoura]
Cappuccino Hazelnut Cheesecake

Sugar-dusted Strawberry Cake
Colossal Peanut Butter Cups
Linda Evans Bouche de Noel

Salted Caramel Cake from My Beverly Hills Kitchen by Alex Hitz
Turkey Cupcakes
Claire Robinson from the Food Network makes a Flourless Chocolate Cake

Nutella Cheesecake with a Goat Caramel Sauce and Strawberries from Bella Luna
Brown Sugar Apple Pie
Creamsicle Cupcake

Fudge Mint Ice Cream Torte
Chocolate Cherry Turnovers
Microwave Chocolate Hazelnut S'mores

Peach Melba Pie
Red White and Blue Banana Split
Lemon Raspberry Clouds

ROOT beer float
Old-fashioned Ice Cream Sandwiches
Raspberry Creme Whoopie Pies

Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecakes
Mocha Cappuccino Milkshake
"Powdered Sugar Doughnut” Muffins

Classic Rhubarb Pie
Hazelnut Joy Ice Cream
Hazelnut Boston Cream Cupcakes

Dulce De Leche Banana Trifle
Inspired Idea: Ice Cream Balls
Mary's Derby Roses with Drunken Cherries

Jon's Bourbon Brownie Pie
Cashew Peanut Butter Bars
Pie it Forward with Gesine Bullock-Prado

Orange-scented (mini) Elephant Ears
Candy Carrots
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy Bunny Cake
Grasshopper Brownies
Going Green: Luck o the Irish Cake Pops

St. Patrick's Day recipes
Nutty Caramel Cookie Tart
Chewy Peanut Butter-Caramel Bars

Ricotta-filled Crepes with Berries
Chocolate Cherry Cake Roll
Mudslide "Cake" Cocktail

Cast Iron Apple Cobbler from Cooking Light
Easy Pinwheel Danish
Valentine Desserts with Megan Ketover

Lemon Glazed Pound Cake
Raspberry-Chipotle Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
Carrot Cake from Chuck Hughes

Decadent Peanut Butter Pie
Rosie's Award-Winning Brownies
Butter Cookies

Gingerbread Men
Spritz
Bourbon Balls

Coconut Macaroons
Chocolate Crackles
Russian Tea Cakes

Cookie Baking 101
Classic Cut- Out Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing
Cinnamon Rolls

Holiday Cookie Tree Centerpiece
Peanut Butter-Toffee Cheesecake Brownies
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

White and Dark Chocolate-covered Pretzels and Cinnamon Almond Snack Mix
Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet Ideas
Baby Bourbon Cakes in Half-Pint Mason Jars

GingerSNAP Cocktail
Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cups
S'more Cake Bites with Browned Marshmallow Icing

Jeni Briton of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Pie Crust tips and favorite Pumpkin Pie recipes
Mary Ann Winkowski's Malted Butterscotch Bars from The Ghost Whisperer's Cookbook

Owl Cookies and Halloween Ideas from Rosanna Bowles
Bake Sales Tips from Gretchen Holt-Witt, founder of Cookies for Kids Cancer
Bravo's Top Chef Just Desserts Contestant Megan Ketover

Irresistible Peanut Butter Jack o' Lanterns
Spooky Spiderweb Cupcakes
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

O as in Organizing: Peanut Butter and Jam Muffins
In Season: Apple Recipes
Berry Cabernet Pops

Coconut Tres Leches Cake
Chococlate Caramel Hazelnut Torte
Creamy Lemon Cherry Cheesecake

Frozen Peanutty Banana Pops
Dixie Peanut Butter Pie
Fruit Salad with Creamy Honey Lime Dressing

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Chocolate Caramel Commotion Bars
Blueberry Martini Ice Pops

Stars & Stripes Old Glory Cake
Cherry Bombs
Watermelon Margarita

Peanut Butter Crispy Treats
Classic Cherry Bounce
Peaches in Wine

Classic Italian Pasta Salad
Coconut-Peanut Butter Bars
Robin Mather's Whole Strawberries in Balsamic-Black Pepper Syrup

Raspberry-Peach Crisp
Beehive Tarts with Buttercream Bees and Meringue Hives
Half-pint Jar Pies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies
Key Lime and Macadamia Bars

Sweet Sushi
Gumdrop flowers
Tiny Lemon Tarts with Sweet Cream and Mint

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies from the Cake Mix Doctor
Derby Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream
Peanut Butter Bunny Crisp Cake

Tropical Fruit & Yogurt Cones
How to make Crepes
Italian Lemon Drop Cookies

Limoncello-soaked Pound Cake
Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies
King "Cup"cakes

Chocolate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Oatmeal cookie with a breakfast boost
Tequila-spiked Fruit Salad with Lime

Mini cocktails in chocolate cups
Chocolate-dipped Cheesecake-stuffed Strawberries
Layered Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Chocolate Cake with Garbanzo Beans
Chocolate Lava Cakes with Cherry Amaretto Sauce
Peanut Butter Cookies from MacMurray Ranch

Panty Cookies
Chocolate-Toffee Shortbread Fingers
Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

Summer's Classic Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
Pumpkin Crème Brulee
Magic Wands

Fruit Tart with Gingersnap Cookie Crust
Frangelico Bread Pudding
Blackberry Hand Pies

Cinnamon Sugar Churros
Caramel Apples
Buttermilk Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Cloud Frosting

Chocolate-dipped Marshmallows
Buttermilk Coconut Pie
Guinness Float

Grown-Up Chocolate Bourbon Balls
How to make a Bombe
Lemon Panna Cotta

Pumpkin Pie Crepes
Cookie tips from Krystina Castella
Maggy's Oreo Truffle Footballs

Double Decadence Chocolate Cake
Double Chocolate Mousse Tart with Cookie Crust
Rugelach

Gingerbread Straws
Pots de Crème with Cayenne and Cinnamon
Halloween Cupcakes

Mexican Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Orange Cheesecake with Orange-Tangerine Glaze

Strawberry Cheesecake with Walnut Crust
Cherry Apricot Tart
Spicy Pumpkin Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Peanut Butter Blossoms
Gingerbread Muffins
Classic Gingersnaps

No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares
Almond Shortcakes with Double Cream and Triple Berries
Limoncello Tiramisu

Grilled Pineapple with Malibu Rum Sauce
Chocolate Cake with Cayenne
Banana-Chocolate Gorilla Bread

Snowman Spice Cupcakes
Gingerbread Cupcakes
Peppermint Cupcakes

Eggnog Cupcakes
Lemon Cups
Watermelon Sorbet

Purple Plum Torte from the The Essential New York Times Cookbook
Best-Ever Brownies
View AllMost RecentTechnique

How to: Pair chocolate with spirits (and girl scout cookies!)
Spatchcocked Chicken (or Chicken Under Bricks)
Pickled Red Onions

Homemade Ricotta
Creamy Four-Cheese Macaroni from The Great Cook by James Briscone
Kitchen Organization: Mise en Place

Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
Better together: Pairing tips
Michael Ruhlman talks Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing

Preserving the Harvest & Putting your Herbs to Bed with Rita Heikenfeld
Like Buttah: Compound Butter
Refrigerator Raspberry Jam

Final Flourishes: Small finishes that make everyday dishes excellent
Get Sharp: Knife 101
Crispy Oven Fried Fish Fingers

Pasta Carbonara
Brown Sugar Apple Pie
Irish Stew

Ginger Berry Flip from The Liquid Muse, Natalie Bovis
Grilled Figs with Honey Mascarpone
Romesco with grilled asparagus, fish and ramps from Smart Chefs Stay Slim byAllison Adato

Katie Workman's One-Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni
Inspired Idea: Ice Cream Balls
A little dicey: What recipes mean by "dice"

Slow Cooker Cassoulet from Michelle Scicolone's The French Slow Cooker
Simple Asian Meals: Tofu Noodle Salad with a Spicy Tahini Dressing
Chewy Peanut Butter-Caramel Bars

Ricotta-filled Crepes with Berries
Chocolate Cherry Cake Roll
Easy Pinwheel Danish

Roasted Salmon with Pernod Sauce from Wini Moranville
Lemon Ginger Marmalade
Ice Bowls

Raspberry-Chipotle Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
Sesame Noodle Chicken Salad
Deluxe Triple-Chocolate Cookies

Kung Pao Chicken
French Fries
Peanut Butter and Jam Muffins

The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking: Ciabatta
Shrimp Cavatelli with Tomato Concasse, Braised Fennel, and Clam Nage
O is for Oatmeal

Cookie Baking 101
Pam Anderson's Master Formula for Perfect Savory Scones
Cinnamon Rolls

Sugar Pumpkin Chutney in a Paper Pumpkin Cage
Turkey 101
Basic Sear-Roasted Pork Tenderloin and All about Roasting with Molly Stevens

Leek and Potato Soup from Soup Glorious Soup by Annie Bell
Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cups
Jeni Briton of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Simmering Pork Shoulder
Pie Crust tips and favorite Pumpkin Pie recipes
Grilled Chiles Rellenos stuffed with Queso Oaxaca, Mushrooms, and Sweet Potato

Homemade Gyros
7 Steps to Sensational Stew
Crispy Orange Beef with Green Rice

Take Time to Chill: Freezing Tips with Certified Angus Beef
Cranberry Almond Crumb Muffins
Prime Rib on the Grill

Anna Boiardi's Leaving-home Penne Rigate with Broccoli
Rita Heikenfeld's Gremolata
Budget Friendly Foods

Grilling for a crowd with Chef Michael Ollier
Tagliata al Rosmarino (Steak with Rosemary)
Creamy Lemon Cherry Cheesecake

Lemony Grilled Halibut
Grilled Ribeye Steak with Classic Steak Butter
Braised Beef Brisket

Cooking a great steak
Strip Steaks with Three Pepper Rub
Stephanie O'Dea on Crockpot Cookery

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies from the Cake Mix Doctor
Stir Frying: Mandarin Shrimp and Vegetables
Chocolate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

How to toast nuts
Pie Crust 101
Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

Summer's Classic Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
Freezing 101
Inspired Idea: "Blue Ice"

Chinese New Year Tradition: Dumplings and Whole Chicken
Cookie tips from Krystina Castella
Mushroom Potatoes

Double Decadence Chocolate Cake
Oven dried Cherry Tomatoes
Brewing Tea

Low Salt Seasoning Ideas
Strawberry Cheesecake with Walnut Crust
^ Back to Top
 

Leave a Comment


  • Recipe to Share?

    Got a special recipe you can't keep under your chef's hat? It's OK, your secret is safe with us — and all our readers.
    Share With Us  
  • Don't Be A Stranger

    Amy is all about being social. Take this opportunity to connect with her on Facebook, share ideas and enjoy free tips.
    Connect With Amy >
  • Where's Amy?

    Wondering what Amy is up to? Take a look at her calendar for all upcoming events.
    View Her Calendar >
  • Dole Spring Mix 167 x 334


  • Gold Star Chili