Saturday, January 3, 2009

Italian Pinwheels

We attended our first 'neighborhood' party this evening, and had a lot of fun meeting neighbors. I was requested to bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert, and since I'm still riding the cookie high from Christmas, I went with an appetizer.

And an easy one, to boot!

Italian Pinwheels

Makes 24 appetizers

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup sliced pepperoni, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 egg yolk
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls or 'recipe creations' dough sheet
1 egg white, beaten

- Heat oven to 375 degrees F
- In a small bowl, mix cheese, pepperoni, oregano and egg yolk
- If using crescent rolls: unroll dough, separate dough into 4 rectangles and firmly press preforations to seal. If using dough sheets: unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles
- Spread each rectangle with about 3 tablespoons pepperoni mixture
- Starting at the short side, roll up each rectangle, pinching the edges to seal
- Cut each roll into 6 slices and place, cut side down, about 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet
- Brush with the beaten egg white
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown
- Serve warm


bensbaby116 said...

Can't go wrong with mozzarella and pepperoni! These look great for a party.

Joelen said...

I still have 2 tubes of croissant dough - I just might have to make these!

~Amber~ said...

I love pinwheels, these look delicious.