Perfectly Pleasant Parmesan Proscuitto Puff Pastry Pinwheels

  • serves 9
Michael Smith
Michael Smith Chef at Home

A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don't like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!

110 Ratings
Directions for: Perfectly Pleasant Parmesan Proscuitto Puff Pastry Pinwheels


1 pkg frozen puff pastry, 2 sheets, thawed in the refrigerator for several days

A few spoonfuls of Dijon mustard

10 or 12 slices of proscuitto

½ cup Grana Padano parmesan cheese, grated


1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

2. Place the puff pastry sheets on your work surface so the longest edge faces you. Using a pastry brush cover each sheet of puff pastry with a thin coating of Dijon mustard. Add a single layer of proscuitto, leaving a 1" margin at the edge farthest from you. Sprinkle with cheese. Gently and tightly roll up the works. With your sharpest knife, slice the 'log' into 1/2 to 1 inch thick rounds and lay on a parchment or silicon lined baking sheet. The slices may deform a bit, reform with your fingers and don’t worry: they’ll look great when they bake! Leave some expansion space between the pieces. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.

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