Savoury Pumpkin and Spinach Pinwheels

As October comes to an end and there is no denying that pumpkin is now the food of the season. There are plenty of dishes to come up with, but we find these pinwheels fun, a little different and feel they will work well during this Halloween week. 

unbaked pumpkin pinwheels

The mix of pumpkin with spinach and cream cheese is an explosion of subtle but characterful flavours. These pinwheels can be served with an aperitif as well as a side dish. However you choose to mix and match ingredients in this flavour bomb, it will be a crowd pleaser.

Although these pinwheels ask for a time commitment, you can prepare them in advance, freeze the logs, then slice and bake them at the very last minute.

This recipe is created for Champagne en wijnen De Blender.

pumpkin pinwheels

Savoury Pumpkin and Spinach Pinwheels

You can prepare these pinwheels in advance, freeze the logs, then slice and bake them at the very last minute.
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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course baking, Breakfast, Vegetarian
Cuisine International
Servings 12 serves
Calories 185 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)



Prepare the vegetables

  • Cut 200 gr of pumpkin into sticks of 10 x1x1 cm. Season the pumpkin sticks with salt, pepper, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of cinnamon, then roast in the oven at 200°C until soft and tender.
  • Place the remaining pumpkin in a saucepan with 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt, pepper and 10 cl water. Place the lid on and cook until the water has evaporated and the pumpkin is soft enough to mash. Adjust the seasoning and keep aside.
  • Stir fry the garlic and chili before adding the spinach. Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and the crushed toasted pine nuts.

Prepare the pinwheels

  • Make the egg wash by beating the egg yolk with water.
  • Cut the cream cheese into sticks the same size as the pumpkin.
  • Arrange the puff pastry on a floured work surface, spread the mashed pumpkin on it and arrange the rest of the prepared ingredients.
    roll the pinwheels
  • Roll the puff pastry and freeze for an hour.
    egg wash on pinwheels
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C
  • Cut the pinwheels and place on a baking tray. Bake for 20 -25 minutes until golden brown.
    cut the pinwheels

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 4gFat: 12gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 105mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 6115IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg
Keyword pinwheels, puff pastry
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