Apricot-Prosciutto Pinwheels

Italian-inspired puff pastry pinwheels brimming with sweet and spicy apricot compote and proscuitto, topped with mozzarella and drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

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



  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar

  • cup unsalted butter

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • salt to taste

  • 1 pound dried apricots, chopped

  • ½ cup rum


  • 1 (17.3 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed

  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts

  • ½ pound prosciutto

  • 1 (8 ounce) ball mozzarella

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar


  1. Heat a skillet over low heat. Add brown sugar, butter, garlic, pepper flakes, and salt; stir to combine and cook until bubbling and sugar has dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in apricots and cook until soft and plumped, about 5 minutes. Add rum; continue to cook and stir until liquid has reduced and a thick syrup has formed, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set compote aside to cool, about 15 minutes.

  2. Roll pastry on a floured surface into 2 equal rectangles. Transfer each rectangle onto a sheet of parchment paper. Spread cooled compote onto each rectangle and sprinkle with walnuts. Arrange prosciutto over top, covering compote completely. Roll up each rectangle like a jelly roll, sealing the edge with a dab of water, if needed. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. Remove pastry rolls from the refrigerator and slice each into 18 slices. Place slices, cut-sides down, on the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until pastry is puffed and golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn on the broiler.

  6. While pastries are cooling slightly, cut mozzarella into 18 slices. Top each pastry with a mozzarella round.

  7. Broil until cheese bubbles, about 2 minutes. Serve warm with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar over top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

404 Calories
21g Fat
44g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 397mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 131mg 10%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 352mg 7%

* 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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