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Reuben Pinwheels

Reuben Pinwheels are a fun party food based on my very favorite sandwich. Corned beef, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut, along with a little cream cheese and Thousand Island dressing are rolled up in puff pastry, cut into spirals, and baked until golden.

Reuben Pinwheels

Made with all the classic flavors of a Reuben Sandwich, they are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

How To Serve

Serve them with extra Thousand Island dressing or mustard sauce for dipping and you have a fun and delicious game day food. They are also great for St Patrick’s Day.

Reuben Pinwheels

Make Ahead

Reuben Pinwheels are perfect for a party because they can be assembled ahead of time. Roll the filling up in the puff pastry, wrap in plastic wrap, and keep in the refrigerator until party time. Then all you have to do is slice them and bake them.

They only take about 20 minutes to bake. Serve them warm from the oven. They’re just as good if not better than a reuben sandwich. Buttery puff pastry is hard to beat.  🙂

Reuben Pinwheels

Recipe Tips For Reuben Pinwheels

Be sure to squeeze the sauerkraut out wll so your pinwheels don’t get soggy.

Pastrami can be used instead of corned beef.

Thaw the puff pastry according to package directions before you precede with the recipe.

Use parchment paper for easy clean-up.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Leftover corned beef can be used in place of deli-sliced corned beef. I recommend chopping it up into little pieces.
  • Pastrami can be used in place of corned beef.
  • Use a crescent dough sheet instead of puff pastry.
  • Russian or French dressing can be used instead of Thousand Island.
  • Provolone cheese can be used in place of Swiss cheese.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Best eaten right after they are made but leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. Reheat in a 350 degree oven just until warm.

Reuben Pinwheels

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Reuben Pinwheels

Reuben Pinwheels

Reuben Pinwheels are a fun party food based on my very favorite sandwich. Corned beef, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut, along with a little cream cheese and Thousand Island dressing are rolled up in puff pastry, cut into spirals, and baked until golden.

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
Freeze: 20 minutes
SERVINGS: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup saeurkraut, squeezed in paper towels to remove liquid
  • 6 slices deil-sliced corned beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional
  • More Thousand Island for serving

Instructions

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll puff pastry to flatten creases. I also like to increase the length and width by about 1/2 to 1-inch.
  • Whisk egg with 1 tablespoon of water and lightly brush top surface of puff pastry egg mixture.
  • Lay slices of swiss cheese on top of puff pastry, overlapping slightly, and coming to within 1/2-inch of edges.
  • In a bowl, mix together cream cheese and Thousand Island dressing. Spread on top of cheese layer.
  • Evenly place sauerkraut on top of cream cheese layer.
  • Lay corned beef slices on top of sauerkraut.
  • Starting at one end, roll pastry up jellyroll style. Brush far edge of pastry with egg wash and press to seal it to the roll.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and place in freezer for 20 minutes. (Or you can refrigerate for 1-2 hours)
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paperor spray with cooking spray.
  • Cut roll of pastry into 16-18 slices and evenly space them on baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with caraway seeds.
  • Bake for 20-24 minutes, or until golden.
  • Serve with extra Thousand Island dressing for dipping.

Notes

Pastrami can be used instead of corned beef.
Russian dressing can be used instead of Thousand Island.
Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used. Not to be used for specific dietary needs.

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: reuben

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Originally posted January 13, 2017.

Reuben Pinwheels

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3 thoughts on “Reuben Pinwheels”

  1. These Reuben Pinwheels sound like the ultimate party treat! I love how you’ve taken the classic Reuben sandwich and turned it into a fun and easy-to-eat appetizer.

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    How fun are these pinwheels? My dad would love these, has reubens are his favorite kind of sandwich. This would be perfect for game day!

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