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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.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword reuben
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Freeze 20 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 176kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


Pastrami can be used instead of corned beef.
Russian dressing can be used instead of Thousand Island.


Calories: 176kcal