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Crescent Roll Pinwheel Appetizers {and a really awesome Gift idea}

Crescent Roll Pinwheel Appetizers and a really awesome Gift idea

Crescent Roll Pinwheel Appetizers ~ Three Ways

Every year we all have that someone who is nearly impossible to shop for. I came up with a fun gift idea for that kind of special friend.  Every other month, beginning on Christmas Day, you deliver them…

A bottle of red, a bottle of white
It all depends on your appetite
We’ll meet you any time at all
With our appetizer and wine house-call.

Reflecting back, nearly 12 months ago, this was such a great gift.  Not because we thought of it, but because two of our favorite people enjoyed it 6-times.  And every time they enjoyed it, we did too.

Wine.  If you’re not an enthusiast, don’t be intimidated.  Researching and delivering your BFF’s affordable bottles, is a thoughtful gift.  With a bit of Google research and a pinch of thyme, you’ll find amazing wines for less than $20 per bottle and often under $10 per bottle.

Roasted Tomato & Garlic Crescent Pinwheels

I decided on three variations of Crescent Pinwheels to go along with the wine we selected.  Our first version is our Roasted Tomato & Garlic Crescent Pinwheels.  Spread a layer of Boursin Garlic & Herb Spread, add a schmear of pureed Roasted Tomato & Garlic, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

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Roll them short to long style, slice with a serrated knife, and bake pinwheels for 15-18 minutes on an ungreased baking sheet until edges are nicely browned.  Immediately remove from baking sheet and serve warm from the oven.

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Pinwheels

Bacon, Cheddar & Jalapeno Crescent Pinwheels of Love are awe-mazing!!  So simple, yet the punchy ingredients make it a stand-out appetizer.

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Pinwheels1

A thin layer of Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, crispy bacon pieces, sliced and diced jalapeno and scallion, with a sprinkle of shredded cheese.  Roll, slice, bake.  It’s as simple as that.

Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Pinwheels

Pepperonini Pizza Pinwheels!!!  I think these may be Dad’s favorite.  A little sauce and a layer of pepperoni and cheese.  Good enough to make a meal.

Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Pinwheels1

With each of our Wine/Appetizer deliveries, we’ve been greeted with open arms, literally.  Thankful for my in-loves every day.

So if you find yourself looking for a holiday gift idea, consider sharing yourself with your loved ones.  Often they will enjoy that more than anything money can buy.  Show up with a bottle of red, a bottle of white and something to feed their appetite, well now that’s just winning.

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Crescent Roll Pinwheel Appetizers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16


  • 1 can Pillsbury refrigerated seamless crescent dough
  • 2 -3 Tbl. sauce or spread
  • 1/2 cup optional toppings
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Unroll dough onto parchment lined cutting board. If using a spread or sauce, spread in thin layer over entire dough sheet. Sprinkle with optional ingredients, followed by cheese.
  • Beginning with a short side roll up dough; pinch edge to seal. Cut with a serrated knife into about 16 1/2-inch slices. Place flat on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes until edges are nice browned. Immediately remove from baking sheet and serve warm.

Here are some of the other appetizer gifts we delivered throughout the year…

Deviled Crab Dip from Lemony Thyme

~ Deviled Crab Dip ~

Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella

~ Marinated Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella Cheese ~

Strawberry Jalapeno Skillet Jam from Lemony Thyme

~ Strawberry Jalapeno Skillet Jam over Cream Cheese ~

Smoked Steelhead Trout Dip from Lemony Thyme

~ Smoked Steelhead Trout Dip ~

Flatbread Crackers

~ Flatbread Crackers ~

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