Closeup of Cheesy Pinwheels with Walnuts.

Cheesy Pinwheels with Walnuts

These Cheesy Pinwheels with Walnuts are light, crispy, slightly garlicky and very addictive. These little appetizers are a perfect snack. Great for dinner parties | #puffpastry #appetizers #cheesypinwheels
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Georgian
Keyword appetizer, cheese, puff pastry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Freezing time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 30 pinwheels
Calories 78.91kcal
Author Julia




  • If the puff pastry is frozen, take it out of the freezer and place in the fridge a night before to defrost.
  • In a small food processor, combine the garlic, walnuts, herbs and pulse until mixture is finely chopped.
  • Add the shredded cheese and pulse a few more times.
  • Add the mayo and pulse a couple more times to make a rough coarse paste.
  • If you are using puff pastry sheet, then unroll the pastry sheet and roll it a little bit to thin out and make the rectangle bigger.
    If you are using block of puff pastry then roll on a floured surface into a rectangle a bit bigger than 10x15".
  • Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the puff pastry. It is not smooth, so don't expect it to glide like butter or cream cheese.
  • Roll the puff pastry back into the roll, like sushi or jelly roll and put in the freezer for at least half an hour, preferably an hour or longer.
    Note: I use the parchment paper that the puff pastry is originally rolled in to store it in the freezer for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • With a serrated knife, slice the roll into thin 1/8 inch pieces. About 28-30 pieces.
  • Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper (same that the puff pastry came with) about an inch apart.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until puff pastry is crisp, dry and golden.



Calories: 78.91kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.17g | Protein: 1.76g | Fat: 6.31g | Saturated Fat: 1.62g | Cholesterol: 3.16mg | Sodium: 41.03mg | Potassium: 20.65mg | Fiber: 0.32g | Sugar: 0.16g | Vitamin A: 45.15IU | Vitamin C: 0.34mg | Calcium: 24.05mg | Iron: 0.33mg