Brie and Caramelized Onion Pinwheels


Dazzle your guests with an easy but impressive appetizer. I received this recipe from a friend and have used it many times, much to the delight of my family and friends! I usually use more brie than what is called for below.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
18 pinwheels


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • 4 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed, softened

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, or more to taste

  • 1 egg

  • 2 teaspoons water


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions, brown sugar, and vinegar; cook, stirring frequently, until onions are golden brown and caramelized, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon and cool to room temperature.

  2. Roll puff pastry out into a 11x18-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Spread Brie cheese over pastry. Layer with caramelized onions and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Roll up one long edge towards the center. Roll up from the other side so the 2 rolls meet in the center. Cut into 1/2-inch slices using a serrated knife.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange slices on top; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  5. Mix egg and water together in a small bowl to make egg wash. Brush egg wash over slices.

  6. Bake pinwheels in the preheated oven until puffed up and golden brown, about 12 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Use cider vinegar instead of white wine vinegar if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

127 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 44mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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