Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mediteranean Crescent Pinwheels

After procrastinating about what to fix, I threw these Mediterranean Crescent Pinwheels together at the last minute for a big family party last weekend. They were delicious! I had bookmarked the recipe after reading about them over at Sweetnick's and as I scrambled around looking for something that wasn't the same- old, same-old to take, I realized these would be perfect. (The family still raves about the Muffuletta Pinwheels I made last Thanksgiving.)

They went together quickly with ingredients I already had on hand. Between the prosciutto and feta, they were a little salty so if you are watching your sodium intake, these may not be the best choice. For some reason the bottoms seemed to get a little too done, too quickly so watch for it. I could smell it but the tops still looked doughy so I put them back in and they ended up a little (to a lot) overdone.

We'll definitely be making these again soon!

Mediterranean Crescent Pinwheels
Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury Bake-Off #39

1 (8 ounce) can Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
1/2 pound prosciutto or cooked ham, thinly sliced
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
6 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Separate dough into 4 rectangles; place on lightly floured surface. Firmly press perforations to seal. Press or roll each to form 8×5-inch rectangle. Arrange 1/4 of prosciutto slices evenly over each rectangle. In small bowl, combine cheese, pepper and oil; mix well. Sprinkle mixture evenly over prosciutto on each rectangle. Sprinkle with basil. Starting at short side of each rectangle, roll up; seal long edges. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 5 slices. Place, cut side up, on sprayed cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Serve warm.

Yield: 20 servings


Elle said...

I just love all the stuff you can make with those crescent rolls. These look so good!

Megan said...

These look very tasty! Easy too! :)