Friday, December 11, 2015

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

Want to "wrap up" a quick supper before running out the door to yet another holiday event? Or maybe you need an appetizer to take to a holiday party. You'll be "on a roll" with these quick Ham and Cheese Pinwheels.

They would even work for a Christmas morning breakfast with the thinly-sliced ham and Swiss cheese making a savory alternative (or addition!) to cinnamon rolls. Using prepared pizza dough made it quick and easy after a morning with the cattle. I served the sandwich pinwheels with some fresh grapes for a quick and easy noon meal, but they would be equally tasty on a holiday buffet.

The taste is similar to the "Funeral Sandwiches" made with King's Hawaiian rolls. The sandwiches are marinated in a buttery sauce with both sweet and savory components. And poppy seeds also dress up the appearance - making festive accessories to a holiday appetizer spread.

Enjoy ... whether for lunch, supper, a party or for Christmas morning!

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
Recipe from my Facebook feed
1 can classic-style refrigerated pizza crust in a tube
3/4 lb. thinly-sliced deli ham
12 slices Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. poppy seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 12- by 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.

Unroll the pizza dough onto a cutting board and press into an approximately 13- by 18-inch rectangle. Top with ham slices, then cheese slices. Roll up tightly, like for cinnamon rolls. When you reach the end, pinch the seam together and flip the roll so the seam is face down. Cut into 12 slices, each approximately 1 inch wide. Arrange in prepared baking dish.

For glaze, melt butter in a microwavable measuring cup. Stir in remaining ingredients, whisking until all ingredients are well combined. (If you need to, heat a little more in the microwave until the glaze is smooth and all ingredients are combined.) Pour the glaze evenly over the rolls.

Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before baking. Or bake immediately, uncovered, for 25 to 30  minutes until golden brown. (Mine took a little longer than that to get brown. Just keep watching them!)

Today, I'm linked to the Weekend Potluck. It's their 200th "gathering," so click on the links to check out other holiday and everyday food from the hosts and their "guests."


  1. You can get pizza dough in a can?... ready to roll?... really?!? No wonder you say these are really easy to make. Here I would have to have to make the dough...

    They look really good BTW, and you are right, would be perfect for Christmas morning.

    1. Yes, you can get pizza dough in a can here. You could also use homemade dough.

    2. CountryMum is in Australia - just FYI.

  2. Man oh man! These sound mouth-melting! Must try soon. So glad you shared with us at Weekend Potluck! May you and yours enjoy a very merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks so much for featuring me at Weekend Potluck. It made my day! Merry Christmas to you, too. Thanks for hosting the Weekend Potluck!

  3. Looks yummy. And the pic up top of the frozen berries is gorgeous!!!

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    1. It is! It would be easy to add to a Christmas or New Year's Eve gathering. Thanks for stopping by!