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Apples and bacon are combined to make a delicious savory appetizer, perfect for holiday entertaining.


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This post has been created in partnership with Pillsbury.

If there is one thing I always love, it’s the salty/sweet combination. Which is why I like bacon in just about everything. Have you ever had the combination of apples and bacon? If not, you are really missing out.

Today, I’m showing you a super simple appetizer idea that would be great for any holiday party. Because anything that is made with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls is always a hit, isn’t it? These pinwheels are filled with the sweet and salty flavor profile that I love so much, all tucked inside buttery, flaky crescent roll dough. I’m thinking I need to throw a Christmas party just so I can make up some of these again, now!!

Here’s how easy they are to make:

Apple Bacon Pinwheels from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Start with one of the main stars – chopped apples.

Apple Bacon Pinwheels from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Next up – bacon. Everything is better with bacon, right? Fry the bacon until crisp, then remove to a paper towel lined plate.

Apple Bacon Pinwheels from www.tasteandtellblog.com

In the bacon drippings, cook the onion until translucent.

Apple Bacon Pinwheels from www.tasteandtellblog.com

add in the chopped apples and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Add the bacon back in.

Apple Bacon Pinwheels from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Pour in the apple cider and cook until the apples have started to soften, about 12-15 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat.

Apple Bacon Pinwheels from www.tasteandtellblog.com

To make things easy, I used the Crescent Recipe Creations. You can also use regular crescent rolls and just pinch the seams together.

Apple Bacon Pinwheels from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Unroll the dough into a long rectangle, then spread the filling evenly over the top.

Apple Bacon Pinwheels from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Starting on the short end, roll the dough up.

Apple Bacon Pinwheels from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Use a serrated knife to cut the log into 12 equal slices.

Apple Bacon Pinwheels from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Place the slices cut side up on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.

It’s as easy as that! Serve them warm or at room temperature for a great appetizer idea. And make sure you check out Serious Eats for even more great holiday recipes!

Apple Bacon Pinwheels from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Apple Bacon Chutney Pinwheels

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 12 appetizer servings

Apple Bacon Chutney Pinwheels

Apples and bacon are combined to make a delicious savory appetizer, perfect for holiday entertaining.

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 medium apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls or Crescent Recipe Creations

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the bacon in a skillet and cook over medium heat until crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined plate, reserving the bacon grease in the skillet. Add the onions to the grease and cook over medium heat to soften, 3-5 minutes. Add in the apples and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Add the bacon back in. Pour the apple cider over and cook until the apples have started to soften, 12-15 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. If using crescent rolls, unroll the dough and separate into 2 long rectangles. Pinch together the perforations to seal. If using the dough sheet, unroll into one big rectangle.
  4. Spread the apple and bacon mixture evenly over the top of the dough. Starting at the short end, roll up. Using a serrated knife, cut the roll(s) into 12 equal slices. Place on a baking sheet, cut side down.
  5. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.

Notes

*If you don’t have any apple cider on hand, you can substitute in water.

*You can make the filling a day ahead of time. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to use.

http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/apple-bacon-pinwheels/

**Thank you to Pillsbury for sponsoring this post. Because of sponsors like Pillsbury, I am able to bring you all of the recipes I feature here.**

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7 Responses to Apple Bacon Pinwheels

  1. I love making pinwheel appetizers like this and am always looking for new ingredient combinations. This apple bacon one is perfect! Love the sweet and savory flavors going on.

  2. Chels R. says:

    This sounds so awesome! I totally pinned these!!

  3. Tracey says:

    Pinwheels are such a perfect appetizer idea, especially for the holidays! I don’t think I’ve never used bacon in mine though – major oversight on my part :)

  4. This is not the first time my boyfriend has looked over my shoulder as I read through your blog and demanded I make a recipe…lets just say this recipe is on the list for Christmas appetizers, haha!

  5. Joanne says:

    The sweet and salty combo definitely makes me pretty happy as well. I can see these being a huge hit at just about any party!

  6. I love crescent rolls! These look delicious and I love that they’re easy to whip up. :) Awesome idea!

  7. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh this looks delicious and pretty simple too :) loving this idea!

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