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Ham and Swiss Crescent Pinwheels Recipe

Craving something delicious, but short on prep time? Our Ham and Swiss Crescent Pinwheels are perfect for a quick, scrumptious meal or appetizer. Make these for your next dinner party, family gathering, or just a treat for yourself. You won’t believe how easy and satisfying they are to make!

Bringing Ham and Swiss Pinwheels to Life

Now, let’s talk about how to bring these Ham and Swiss Crescent Pinwheels to life using Black Forest ham and Swiss cheese.

The secret to their irresistible taste lies in the quality of these two key ingredients.

Black Forest ham, known for its deep, smoky flavor, paired with the smooth and creamy texture of Swiss cheese, creates a harmonious blend of tastes and textures.

When these are rolled into the crescent dough and baked to golden perfection, the result is nothing short of magical.

party appetizer pinwheels made with ham and swiss in crescent dough

Each bite delivers a warm, gooey cheese and savory ham experience that’s perfectly balanced with the buttery crispness of the dough.

And here’s a little family trick: add a whisper of Dijon mustard spread on the dough before adding the ham and cheese for an extra layer of zing.

It’s these little touches that make the pinwheels not just food, but a memorable experience that brings smiles around the table.

ham and cheese crescent pinwheels in a blue baking dish

Ham and Swiss Crescent Pinwheels

Elevate your party menu with our easy, delicious, and fun Ham and Swiss Crescent Pinwheels recipe. Perfect for any occasion, this crowd-pleaser will have your guests coming back for more!
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Jennifer



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Unroll the crescent dough with the longest side at the bottom, creating a large rectangle.
  • Lay the Black Forest ham on top of the dough, followed by the Swiss cheese.
  • Starting with the shorter side, carefully roll the dough into a log shape.
  • Slice the roll into individual rolls about 1-inch thick.
  • Place the rolls in the prepared dish making sure to leave room between each one.
  • In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, poppy seeds, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Brush the butter mixture all over the rolls using a pastry brush, ensuring that each one is coated evenly.
  • Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes until the rolls are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before serving.


  • Honey ham may be substituted for black forest ham.
  • I prefer Swiss cheese in these pinwheels, but other cheeses may be substituted, such as mozzarella or sharp cheddar.
  • Poppy seeds can be omitted.
  • Be sure to arrange your pinwheels evenly in the baking dish so that they will bake up evenly.
  • These pinwheels are great as an appetizer or a light meal.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • I love to serve these pinwheels with honey mustard or ranch for dipping.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Serving: 15g | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 1mg
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