Cranberry and Walnut Pinwheels – Asked for my most holiday cookie dessert and loved it! Pie dough wrapped around filling a rich cranberry and walnut.
My car thermometer reads 15 degrees. People, it’s 15 degrees! He is without a windchill! I do not want to go anywhere Why should there be responsibilities outside my home?
Which brings me to my next point.
Stay at home moms should be just that – stay at home mom. His vote; Others should take groceries, others should drive children in preschool, others should clean driveways, etc .. Hold my flows? (I hope my husband is reading this)
Holding on my hot coffee mug all day will be seriously ideal. I switch it to about 3:00 and put some hot tea. Green, chamomile, lemon … whatever I can find. I just want to stay warm.
But, seeing the bright side, the day is getting longer, and every day that passes, the heat comes closer! Yes! Then I’m crying to you that it is so hot, and I do not want to go out because I’m going to melt. 😛
So, are you still working on your Super Bowl menu? I noticed that some sweets were missing from my menu! All of these appetizers are fine, but we also need a little sugar.
I pulled this Cranberry Pinvils dessert recipe from my recipe that I saved on my desktop computer. (Yes, I still have one of those computers, no, I do not use it … it just sits there, collects dust and dishes.)
These little Pencils made their presence during a program for our dear friend before the month; We loved them, we ate them, and then I never made them again. I often do this, especially since I started blogging. When you have a blog, you can not make the same thing twice. Always adding something new to your table because you need new content for your blog.
I am glad to see that I have never posted a recipe for these small behaviors because I really wanted to eat some of them again.
My Cranberry walnuts are incredibly easy to make Pinwheels. They come together in minutes, and they are child-friendly. If you have small hands that want to help, then by all means, let them run. This is a good practice later when you want to kick your feet and cook your kids together and wash the dishes … 😉
I have to tell you that maybe this is the only time when I will be able to reach the store, bought pie crust, but that’s because I tried to crust two homemade pie in this recipe and did not work. The dough was very fragile and my pinwheels seemed like flowers bloom. They were cute but were laminated.
I used cranberry and walnuts for this recipe, but you can clearly use whatever you want to fill. I was thinking of filling next filling blueberry/ lemon/peak… it really feels good, is not it? Or fill a hazelnut, chocolate chip, apricot? It looks even better!
WATCH HOW TO MAKE CRANBERRY WALNUT PINWHEELS
Cranberry and Walnut Pinwheels
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup sugar
- zest of 1 orange
- 2 refrigerated pie crusts (I use Pillsbury Pie Crust)
- 2 tablespoons butter , melted
- 1 whole egg
- 2 tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 400.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the cranberries, walnuts, sugar, and zest in a mixing bowl; mix until thoroughly combined.
On a lightly floured surface roll out the pie crusts into two squares.
Generously brush the pie crusts with the melted butter.
Spread the cranberry filling on top of the pie crusts.
Roll each pie crust into a log.
Pinch the edges to seal.
Combine the egg and water in a small bowl and beat until well blended.
Brush each log with the egg mixture.
Carefully cut each log into 10 slices.
Place the slices, cut side up, on the prepared baking sheet, 1 inch apart.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Place pinwheels on a cooling rack.
Spread a teaspoon, or more, of the honey on each pinwheel.
Let cool before serving.
If you're having issues with slicing the log because the dough is too soft, put it in the freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes before cutting. Adapted from Pillsbury
WW SmartPoints: 7