Yield: 18 pinwheels
4 oz Refrigerated crescent rolls
2 oz Boiled ham, thinly sliced
2 ts Prepared mustard
1 1/2 oz Processed American cheese
Caraway or sesame seed
-OR- poppy seed
Preheat oven to 375 F (moderate).
Grease a baking sheet. Unroll crescent dough and seal perforated seams.
Place ham slices on dough. Spread with mustard and sprinkle with shredded
cheese. Starting with the longer side, roll tightly and seal edges. Cut
into 18 slices, about 3/4 inch each.
Place pinwheels on baking sheet. Sprinkle with caraway seed, sesame seed,
or poppy seed, as desired. Bake until lightly browned, about 12 minutes.
Calories per pinwheel: About 35
VARIATION: Date-Nut Crescent Pinwheels -- Omit ham, mustard, cheese, and
seed. Mix together 1/3 cup finely chopped pitted dates, 2 tablespoons
finely chopped walnuts, and 1 tablespoon orange juice. Spread mixture on
unrolled crescent dough. Continue preparation as above. About 30
calories per pinwheel.
Monday, September 1 2014