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Cheese sun-dried tomato and olive puff pastry pinwheels

29 December 2018 | Last Updated: 19 April 2020

Cheese sun-dried tomato and olive puff pastry pinwheels

Quick to make, savoury puff pastry cookies. Perfect for parties or when you feel like eating a crispy snack. They’re so simple to make, just mix the grated cheese, finely chopped olives and sun-dried tomatoes together, then spread over a puff pastry sheet. Roll up the dough and cut into slices. Place the puff pastry pinwheels on a baking tray and bake. So simple yet packed with flavour!

Cheese sun-dried tomato and olive puff pastry pinwheels

They taste good warm and at room temperature, but unfortunately, like all puff pastry snacks, they will be less crispy after about 2 hours.

When using store-bought puff pastry, it’s best to use all-butter puff pastry (tastes so much better!).

How to make puff pastry pinwheels step by step:

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Cheese sun-dried tomato and olive puff pastry pinwheels

Cheese sun-dried tomato and olive puff pastry pinwheels

Puff pastry pinwheels recipe – a quick and festive snack! These are stuffed with cheese, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes and are full of taste!
sun-dried tomato, olive and cheese puff pastry pinwheels on a red-violet background
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 30 pinwheels
Calories 2030kcal
Author Aleksandra



  • 1 sheet puff pastry 10oz/280g, preferably all-butter puff pastry
  • 1 cup grated cheese (3.5oz/100g) I used 1/2 cup (50g/1.8oz) parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup (50g/1.8oz) cheddar, you can use any melting cheese you like
  • 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (oil-packed) 3.5oz/100g = 17 tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup black olives 17 olives (70g/2.5oz)

egg wash:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6 (no fan).
  • Grate the cheese (cheddar on large holes of a box grater, parmesan on small ones), drain the sun-dried tomatoes, finely chop the tomatoes (you should have 1/2 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes) and olives. Mix all the ingredients together.
  • On a sheet of parchment paper or a silicone mat, lightly roll out the puff pastry to a thickness of approx. 2 mm / 1/16 inch into a rectangle shape. If you’re using all-butter puff pastry (homemade or store-bought) you need to sprinkle it well with flour, on both sides, before rolling out. It sticks a little more than a regular store-bought puff pastry.
  • Spread the filling in an even layer over the rolled out dough, press it lightly into the dough.
  • Roll up the dough to create a long roll.
  • Cut the log into ½ inch / 1 cm slices, using a very sharp serrated knife, or better a thread (as on the photos) – the slices will be more even and look better. Slice a piece of thread under the roll, cross the ends over the top, pull tight and repeat. Don't worry if the slices are not perfectly round and even!
  • Place the pinwheels on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, arrange the rolls 3 cm / 1 inch apart (they will rise a little). Press the pinwheels lightly to flatten them and adjust their shape. They should be roughly of even thickness.
  • Beat the egg with a fork and mix it with milk. Brush the pinwheels with the egg wash.
  • Bake the pinwheels for 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4 and bake for about 13 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure to keep an eye on them in the last 5 minutes to ensure they won't burn. The baking time can be longer or shorter in your oven!
  • Enjoy!


  • Store in a tightly closed container. They are best served within 2 hours after baking – the will still be crispy, but after this time they will start to soften.
  • Reserve the oil from the sun-dried tomato jar. You can keep it in the fridge and add to salad dressings or cook chicken with it, it’s very aromatic.
  • Calories count = the whole recipe (this is only an estimate!).
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine international
Keyword puff pastry appetizer, puff pastry pinwheels, savory puff pastry pinwheels, sun-dried tomato olives pinwheels

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