Friday, January 2, 2009

Basil and Havarti Cheese Pinwheels

Prep Time:20 Min
Total Time:40 Min
Makes:16 appetizers


1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations™ refrigerated flaky dough sheet

2 tablespoons drained finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil (from a jar)

1 package (2/3 oz) fresh basil leaves (30 to 35 leaves)

1/2 cup shredded Havarti cheese (2 oz)


1.Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

2.If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 2 long rectangles. Press each into 12x4-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 2 long rectangles. Press each into 12x4-inch rectangle.

3.Sprinkle sun-dried tomatoes over each rectangle, spreading evenly. Sprinkle each with basil and cheese.

4.Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle; press edge to seal. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices; place cut side down on cookie sheet.

5.Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

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