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Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Pinwheels

These Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Pinwheels are one of my favorite holiday appetizers! Sweet, buttery, and flaky puff pastry rolled up with brie cheese, dried cranberries, nuts, and a drizzle of honey, then baked into perfectly crisp pinwheels. 


With New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, I wanted to share my go-to dessert slash appetizer slash snack that I go back to over, and over, again, each and every Holiday season. 

Just like my Cranberry and Walnut Pinwheels, this treat is gonna knock your pinwheels lovin’ socks off.

cranberry brie pinwheels


Cranberry Brie Pinwheels are real easy to make, and dessert doesn’t get much better than these sweet and savory confections. This recipe has simple ingredients that yield a tasty, flaky, cheesy snack paired with bursts of tart cranberries and sweet honey.

cranberry and cheese spread over raw puff pastry

rolling up puff pastry


Requiring very little effort and time, they start with store-bought puff pastry, soft brie cheese, dried cranberries, nuts, and honey.

  1. First, you want to thaw out the puff pastry. Then, roll it out and brush it with melted butter. 
  2. Next, cut up the brie cheese into small cubes and arrange over the puff pastry. (I also recommend removing the rind from the cheese)
  3. Sprinkle dried cranberries and chopped nuts over the cheese, and add a drizzle of honey. 
  4. Roll up the pastry as tight as you can.
  5. Brush melted butter over the entire log, and using a sharp knife, cut it into 12 pinwheels. 
  6. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and bake for around 20-ish minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and pastry is a golden brown. 
  7. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for a couple minutes before serving. 

puff pastry pinwheels

The pinwheels are great for prepping a day or two in advance, and then just pop them in the oven around 30 minutes before you’re ready to serve them.

The final result is simple, beautiful, and delicious appetizer that is perfect for New Year’s Eve. Add a dusting of powdered sugar and dig in! 

Perfect for parties and get togethers, the flaky puff pastry, creamy melted Brie and tart cranberries offer the perfect mix of sweet and savory.


  • You can keep the Pinwheels at room temperature for 2 days, or place them in airtight containers and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  • To freeze, arrange the pinwheels on a baking sheet, then place in the freezer until completely frozen. Store pinwheels in freezer bags and keep in the freezer for up to 1 month.

cranberry brie puff pastry



cranberry brie cheese puff pastry pinwheels

Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Katerina | Diethood
Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Pinwheels – Sweet and buttery puff pastry rolled up with brie cheese, cranberries, nuts, and a drizzle of honey, and baked to perfectly flaky pinwheels. 
4.25 from 4 votes
Servings : 12 pinwheels
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 2 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese, rind mostly removed and cheese diced
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Unroll the puff pastry on a clean work surface and brush with about a tablespoon of melted butter.
  • Add the diced brie, cranberries, and nuts evenly over the pastry.
  • Drizzle honey over cheese, cranberries, and nuts.
  • Starting at the long end, roll the pastry up as tightly as possible.
  • Brush the roll with remaining melted butter.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut into 12 pinwheels.
  • Transfer pinwheels to previously prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until cheese is melted and pastry is golden.
  • Remove from oven and let stand couple minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.


  1. Prepare through step 8.
  2. Place pinwheels on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cover and keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven and bake pinwheels as directed. 


Serving: 1 pinwheel | Calories: 218 kcal | Carbohydrates: 18 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 14 mg | Sodium: 124 mg | Potassium: 50 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 114 IU | Calcium: 24 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 17 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brie cheese, easy appetizer recipe, holiday dessert recipe, make ahead dessert, new year recipes, party food ideas, puff pastry dessert
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26 comments on “Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Pinwheels”

    1. Yes, as long as it’s a cheese that melts well, which Gruyere does, then it should definitely work. Both gruyere and brie have a nutty flavor profile, so even the taste shouldn’t differ a whole lot.

  1. Looks delicious! We have 2 serious nut allergies in our family, any suggestions for walnut substitutions?

    1. You can just leave them out, but if you’re looking for that crunchy texture, then what about using seeds, like pumpkin or sunflower seeds, or maybe even crushed pretzels?

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    Gabriella Sacchetti

    I added chopped fresh rosemary, and freshly ground black pepper. Why? I think they work well with the other toppings/fillings. I was right.
    Thanks for the recipe. 👍

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