These delightful treats are as eye catching as is a pinwheel in the breeze. Not only are they pleasing to the eye, but are more pleasing to the palette. Once you make one kind you will hopefully be hooked and try to create many different versions with various fruits as we do. Try Blackberry Filled Puff Pastry Pinwheels. and Mango Filled Puff Pastry Pinwheels. Mascarpone cheese is highly recommended, but if your grocery store does not have it you can use plain cream cheese instead. Please refer to my technique for a step-by-step process Creating Puff Pastry Pinwheels. Makes 9 pinwheels as shown.
1 package of Pepperidge Farm brand Puff Pastry
1 container of Mascarpone cheese or regular cream cheese
Non-stick cooking spray
A drizzle of honey
Remove dough from package and place on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Once dough has thawed enough to unfold, do so. Other wise it will end up sticky and difficult to unfold. Cut puff pastry sheet into 9 squares. First cut along the two crease lines and then cut each of the 3 rectangles into 3 squares for a total of 9 squares. Then cut into each corner of each square about 1 1/2 inches. Let dough thaw a little more if it hasn’t already, it should take about 15 minutes. Place a teaspoon of mascarpone cheese and add 2 raspberries to each of the squares. Once all are filled, create the pinwheel. Take every other cut corner to the center of the square, pinch tightly to secure dough in that shape. It should look like a pinwheel. Place into a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 8-10 minutes, or until puff pastry is puffed and browned. Remove and drizzle with honey.