Twice-Baked Fillo Pinwheels – Two Ways

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Fillo pastry pinwheels with two fillings.

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Food is much like clothing – you can wear your leggings with sneakers for casual days or you can dress them up with high heels and accessories and look like a million bucks. Take ham and cheese sandwich for example – it’s simple and pure comfort food, but if you replace the bread with fillo dough and cut into pinwheels, you get yourself a dish that is worth serving to your guests, bringing it to parties or celebrating holidays, like the Mother’s Day.

 

You can make these twice baked fillo pinwheels two ways: with ham and cheese and with turkey and cheese, or with whatever your heart desires. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, and as a grab-and-go snack. Not sure what to do with leftover fillo sheets? Try this all-time favorite spinach and cheese pie, cheese pie or a simple egg pie.

 

assembling of the fillo pinwheels

 

The country-style fillo dough provided by our friends at Fillo Factory is perfect to make pinwheels (all opinions are my own). It is slightly thicker than regular pastry but not too thick. If you’re new to fillo pastry, I highly recommend using this country-style fillo for your first project, as it’s not as fragile.

 

Check out their other products too. You’ll fall in love with them just as I did. They turned me from someone who was intimidated by fillo for decades into a “fillo queen”, as my friends lovingly dubbed me.

 

Fillo is so versatile and you can easily venture beyond baklava. Top your pot pies with fillo rosettes (another example of taking a simple comfort dish to a fancy level), use them for cups to hold baklava ice cream, replace your traditional pie crust with fillo for a super cute ruffled pie, or a giant ricotta bundt pie to feed a crowd. Wrap fish into fillo for a wow-factor and make firecracker appetizers for 4th of July or New Year celebration.

 

You will quickly get comfortable with using fillo and soon you’ll be making more complex dishes like baklava cheesecake and cherry blossoms. Have I convinced you yet? 🙂 Start with these twice baked pinwheels and you’ll see how easy it is.

 

Twice-Baked Two Ways Fillo Pinwheels Recipe

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Fillo Factory filo dough and ham or turkey cheese filling twice baked

 

INGREDIENTS:
Servings: 16

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels 

  • 3 sheets Fillo Factory country-style fillo dough, thawed
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter (1/4 cup), melted
  • 15 slices of black forest deli ham
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons pesto rosso (with sun-dried tomatoes)
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds (optional)

Turkey & Cheese Pinwheels 

  • 3 sheets Fillo Factory country-style fillo dough, thawed
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter (1/4 cup), melted
  • 15 slices of deli turkey breast
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons pesto (with basil)
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds (optional)

 

~ Free Tip ~

  • Use olive oil instead of butter or lightly coat fillo sheets with cooking spray.
  • Substitute sesame seeds with poppy seeds.

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place one sheet of fillo on a clean surface, and brush lightly with butter. Repeat with two more sheets of fillo. Spread the third layer of buttered fillo evenly with pesto rosso, leaving a 1-inch border. Place ham slices over pesto, overlapping if necessary, and sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Starting with the short side of the fillo, carefully begin rolling the pastry tightly so it is compact. Butter the border of fillo to seal the seam.
  4. Brush the outside of the roll with butter, and sprinkle with sesame seeds if using. Transfer the roll to a parchment- lined baking pan.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 with ingredients for turkey pinwheels.
  6. Bake until deep golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, and transfer to a wire rack until cool enough to handle.
  7. Using a serrated knife, carefully slice the roll into 1-inch-thick slices, discarding the edges. Return to baking pan, cut-side down. Bake until golden throughout, about 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, and serve warm or at room temperature.

 

 

fillo pinwheel rolls ready to bake

Delicious, baked twice pinwheels with fillo pastry

fillo pinwheels

4.7 from 10 votes
Fillo Factory phyllo pastry stuffed with ham or turkey and cheese
Twice-Baked Two Ways Fillo Pinwheels Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

From a mid-day snack to crowd-pleasing appetizer, these fun fillo pinwheels are easy to make and you will love all of its flavorful layers.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Author: Jas
Ingredients
Ham & Cheese Pinwheels
  • 3 sheets Fillo Factory country-style fillo dough thawed
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter 1/4 cup, melted
  • 15 slices of black forest deli ham
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons pesto rosso with sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds optional
Turkey & Cheese Pinwheels
  • 3 sheets Fillo Factory country-style fillo dough thawed
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter 1/4 cup, melted
  • 15 slices of deli turkey breast
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons pesto with basil
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds optional
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place one sheet of fillo on a clean surface, and brush lightly with butter. Repeat with two more sheets of fillo. Spread the third layer of buttered fillo evenly with pesto rosso, leaving a 1-inch border. Place ham slices over pesto, overlapping if necessary, and sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Starting with the short side of the fillo, carefully begin rolling the pastry tightly so it is compact. Butter the border of fillo to seal the seam.
  4. Brush the outside of the roll with butter, and sprinkle with sesame seeds if using. Transfer the roll to a parchment- lined baking pan.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 with ingredients for turkey pinwheels.
  6. Bake until deep golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, and transfer to a wire rack until cool enough to handle.
  7. Using a serrated knife, carefully slice the roll into 1-inch-thick slices, discarding the edges. Return to baking pan, cut-side down. Bake until golden throughout, about 10 minutes.

  8. Remove from the oven, and serve warm or at room temperature
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

  • Use olive oil instead of butter or lightly coat fillo sheets with cooking spray.
  • Substitute sesame seeds with poppy seeds.

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32 Comment

  1. Reply
    Lauren
    April 13, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Jas I am so impressed with the recipe for the fillo pinwheels. So unique I’m definitely going to try it at home, in a vegetarian version for me. ( I wonder how it would work with mozzarella and eggplant for a vegetarian?) Thanks for the genius work!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 14, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      Hi, Lauren! I love the eggplant idea for a vegetarian version. Zucchini ribbons would work too 🙂 Thanks for stopping in and for the five-star rating. Much appreciated!

  2. Reply
    Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook
    April 13, 2018 at 11:06 am

    It is so genius to use filo in these pinwheels, Jas! It gives a nice crunch – yum! Thanks for sharing at this week’s Fiesta Friday party!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 14, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      That it does, Jhuls. A nice contrast to the gooey cheese inside. 😀

  3. Reply
    Ushmana Palmo Rai
    April 15, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Whoah!
    I had never seen anything quite like this, this is a new innovation for me!
    so excited to try this for the weekend brunch,I know everyone would be amazed
    thanks for this, Jas!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 16, 2018 at 9:41 am

      Hi, Ushmana! I’m so happy you like it! Thanks for stopping in and have a great week!

  4. Reply
    Sinea
    April 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Wow they look great! Yum!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 16, 2018 at 9:41 am

      Thank you, Sinea! 😀

  5. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    April 15, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    I feel so hungry right now that my mouth is watering…

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 16, 2018 at 9:43 am

      Then get cooking, Mrs. Shoes! 😛

  6. Reply
    laura
    April 16, 2018 at 12:49 am

    ohhh I never thought you could double bake fillo! SO beautiful Jas <3! pinned and shared.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 16, 2018 at 9:45 am

      We learn something every day. Such a cliche, but so true 😀 Thanks, Laura!

  7. Reply
    Leanna
    April 16, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Filo dough is amazing to work with. These look different yet the flavours are recognizable to the men in my life. I hope that makes sense. Pinning.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 18, 2018 at 9:46 am

      That makes perfect sense, Leanna! 😀 Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Reply
    Anna nuttall
    April 17, 2018 at 4:17 am

    Yum this look amazing! I must make these. I have a feeling my husband would love these. xx

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 18, 2018 at 9:54 am

      Thank you, Anna! I hope he likes them as much as my husband. Something about guys and their love for munchies, lol.

  9. Reply
    Christina Makri
    April 18, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Fillo is one of the most popular ingredients for Greek kitchen. Even the name “Fillo” in Greek means something thin and delicate. I love to make something with fillo and I love your recipes ! Pinned and thank you for sharing with us 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 18, 2018 at 9:56 am

      Fillo is a staple in my home country too, but we stick to more traditional recipes. I love exploring new ways of using it. Thank you for stopping in, Christina! 😀

  10. Reply
    Leslie
    April 19, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    How fun! And I love party recipes that make preparing a bunch at once so easy. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks, darling! Have a great weekend. x

  11. Reply
    Mother of 3
    April 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Those look scrumptious! Pinned.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 20, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks, Joanne! Happy weekend 🙂

  12. Reply
    Julie
    April 20, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Ooo, these look nice. They look simple enough too, nice for a party when you want soemthing fancy but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen making it.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm

      So true, Julie! Super simple yet fancy 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Reply
    Jenny
    April 20, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    These look delicious and I love how you can make them with a variety of ingredients. I can’t wait to try them.
    Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 21, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      Hi, Jenny! Yes, they are so versatile. Glad you like them. x

  14. Reply
    Sandra L Garth
    April 20, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    I dub thee the “Fillo Queen”! These are perfect for a Mother’s Day Brunch or just because a treat is deserved. I’m working up my nerve to give it a go. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story and have a great weekend.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Lol, Sandra! That’s an honor 😀 I love fillo and finding new ways to use it. It’s so versatile. Hope your weekend is going great. XO

  15. Reply
    Miz Helen
    April 24, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I just pinned your Pinwheels, they look great! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 26, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Many thanks, Miz Helen!

  16. Reply
    Two Chicks and a Mom/Donna
    April 24, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    I have never baked with fillo dough–as old as I am you would think that would have happened before now lol. Tasty recipe–Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 26, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      I understand. I didn’t try it until well into my 40s, and fillo is a traditional ingredient in my homeland. Now I’m hooked, lol.

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