Nov 20

Cranberry Blue Cheese Pinwheels

Cranberry Blue Cheese Pinwheels

These delicious cranberry blue cheese pinwheels are the perfect quick holiday appetizer! Just start with crescent roll dough and add four more simple ingredients for a delicious starter in under 15 minutes.

Assuming you already have butter on hand, you'll just need to pick up crescent roll dough (consider Great Value brand priced at just $1.78!), whole cranberry sauce, blue cheese, and chopped pecans at the grocery store.

Slice your crescent roll dough into 12 rounds. I found it easiest to just break the dough in half, slice each half in half, and then slice those into thirds to keep them all uniform in size. Brush each round with melted butter, sprinkle on the pecans, and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

After removing from the oven, spread 1/2 teaspoon of whole cranberry sauce on each round and sprinkle with blue cheese. So easy and flavorful!

One can of crescent roll dough will make 12 appetizers. You'll have enough pecans, blue cheese and cranberry sauce left over to make at least 5 times this, so just buy additional dough -- or use them up in your other holiday sides!

Cranberry Blue Cheese Pinwheels

Yield: 12 pinwheels

Cranberry Blue Cheese Pinwheels


  • 1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • chopped pecans
  • whole cranberry sauce
  • crumbled blue cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut crescent roll dough into 12 rounds and place on a cookie sheet. Brush the top of each round with melted butter and sprinkle chopped pecans on top.
  3. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and top each round with whole cranberry sauce and crumbled blue cheese.

Disclosure: This post was created in support of a Great Value campaign. However, this post itself is not sponsored.

by Tara | 4 comments

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day

    Ooo, a great use for crescent roll dough. Love the cranberry sauce!

  • Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    Drooling over these, I can't get enough blue cheese lately.

  • Angie

    These are great appetizers too!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles

    Apps with crescent rolls, yum! I cannot walk by that cranberry and blue cheese combo, either!

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