Cranberries and feta cheese come together in a festive appetizer that couldn't be simpler to make. Everybody will love them. Start your holiday entertaining off on the right foot with these surprisingly tasty Christmas appetizer. Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are a delicious party appetizer that is bite-sized and perfect for entertaining. Also try these Ranch Cheddar Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels
Start your holiday entertaining off on the right foot with these surprisingly tasty appetizer. Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are a delicious party appetizer that is perfect for entertaining.
These pinwheels are a treat for the taste buds. The crunchy pinwheels are stuffed with tangy Feta, tarty Cranberries and Chives. Chives really bring out the flavours of Feta Cheese and Cream Cheese in these Pinwheel Appetizers.
Also, these are so easy to make with just a bare minimum ingredients. These are some pantry staple ingredients which is so easy to make. These pinwheels are a little bit sweet, a little bit salty, and a whole lot of fun to eat. Cranberry and Feta Cheese are a brilliant combination in itself. I make these Pinwheel Appetizers every often for parties and the leftovers makes for a great breakfast as well.
These simple to make but impressive-looking appetizers will be a hit at any holiday party. It’s a great appetizer for a party because the pinwheels are prepared in advance and then just cut before serving. You can also make them and refrigerate for 24 hours. Just reheat before serving!
A quick and refreshing holiday appetizer that is so easy to make, you'll have time to make them every day. Get the recipe for Cranberry Feta Pinwheels here
Easy Pinwheel Appetizer
This is one of the easiest Pinwheel Appetizer recipe ever! You just need Dried Cranberries and Cream Cheese, along with Feta Cheese to make these.
- Flour Tortillas
- Dried Cranberries
- Feta Cheese
- Cream Cheese
See recipe card for quantities. Also, watch the video for a quick visual.
How to make Cranberry Feta Pinwheels?
STEP 1: COMBINE EVERYTHING
- Combine Feta Cheese, Cream Cheese, Dried Cranberries, & Chives in a large mixing bowl.
STEP 2: ROLL THE TORTILLAS
- Spread the mixture evenly in the flour tortillas.
- Roll tightly using a plastic wrap
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes or about an hour.
STEP 3: SERVE
- Cut into slices and serve.
Remember to leave about 1/2" border around the edges of the Tortillas. Also roll as tightly as possible using a plastic wrap. Also do not forget to refrigerate before cutting.
Hint: I like to refrigerate for at least 24 hours before cutting. Refrigerating properly makes sure that you get perfect sized pinwheels which donot open after cutting.
Nuts - If you want, you can add Nuts like Pistachios, Walnuts or Pecan Nuts to this. It will give a nice nutty bite to these Cranberry Feta Pinwheels.
Mascarpone - Substitute Feta Cheese with Mascarpone Cheese for that perfect creamy and sweet taste. Remember to beat Mascarpone with Cream Cheese using a handheld mixer before mixing them with the Dried Cranberries and Chives.
Goat Cheese - You can replace Feta Cheese with Goat Cheese as well. Its got a similar taste and texture like Feta Cheese and tastes incredibly good.
Herbs - Feel free to include just a bit of dried Rosemary to this mixture of Cheese and Cranberries. It makes this taste so delicious.
Leftover Cranberry Sauce - Replace Dried Cranberries with homemade Cranberry Sauce. Its a great combination with Cheese and tastes um-aazzzzing!!
Orange Zest - Cranberry and Oranges are like a match made in heaven. So feel free to include just a bit of Orange Juice and garnish with some fresh Orange Zest to liven up the flavours in this Cranberry Feta Pinwheels.
Spinach Tortilla - For a festive Green Color, use Spinach Tortillas instead of Flour Tortillas. Also, you can arrange these Cranberry Pinwheels in the shape of a Christmas tree for a festive look, just like my Christmas Tree Pull Apart Appetizer | Best Christmas Appetizer Recipe or these Cheesy Spinach Dip Puff Bites - Easy and Cute Christmas Appetizer
You can store these Cranberry Feta Pinwheels in the refrigerator for upto 4-5 days. However, remember to reheat them in the oven before serving.
You can reheat these Pinwheels on a parchment paper lined dish at 375F until heated through.
Can these Pinwheels made ahead of time?
Yes, of course. Making Pinwheels ahead of time will save you so much time on the main day. You can make these at least 24 hours ahead of time. Reheat right before serving and serve them warm.
How do you make Pinwheels not soggy?
If you feel that too much moisture will make these soggy, then create a quick moisture barrier. Use fresh lettuce or Spinach to lay over the Tortillas and then add the Cheese mixture. This will prevent them from getting soggy.
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- Christmas Tree Pull Apart Appetizer
- Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp
- Shrimp Cocktail
- Chocolate Hummus (5-ingredients)
- Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs
- Jalapeño Poppers in Air Fryer
Cranberry Feta Pinwheels
- 1 cup Feta Cheese crumbled
- 8 oz Cream Cheese softened to room temp.
- 1½ cup Dried Cranberries
- 4 large Flour Tortillas 10 inch size
- ¼ cup Chives finely chopped
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients (except Flour Tortillas). Use a wooden spatula to combine everything together.
- Spread this Cheese Cranberry mixture in the four Tortillas.
- Roll the Tortillas in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or longer. Cut into slices. Serve.