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These Pepperoni Pinwheels Are as Tasty as They Are Pretty

Maryal is a Phoenix-based journalist, producer and co-writer behind the blog Love and Specs. Over the years, Maryal has produced and reported for many different print publications and broadcast outlets, some of which include Arizona High...

You won't believe how easy it is to create this fun-shaped snack

These pepperoni pinwheels may look tricky to create, but they're actually pretty simple. And even better — they taste delicious.

Pepperoni pinwheel recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 box frozen puff pastry
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 40 HORMEL® Pepperoni slices
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Thaw the puff pastry, then roll it out on a lightly floured surface.
  3. Cut one puff pastry sheet into 4 squares with a pizza cutter.
  4. Cut 2-inch lines down each side toward the center of the square.
  5. Place a tablespoon of ricotta in the center of the dough and spread it out.
  6. Place 1 tablespoon of marinara on the ricotta and spread it around.
  7. Place 5 pepperonis on the marinara and fold each corner to the center creating a smaller square.
  8. Take the same corner of each piece and fold it to the center creating your pinwheel.
  9. Place it on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.
  10. Mix your egg and water to create an egg wash.
  11. Using a pastry brush, brush your pinwheels with the egg wash.
  12. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden-brown.

This post was sponsored by Hormel Foods.

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