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Cinnamon Apple Pinwheels

These delicious Cinnamon Apple Pinwheels are the perfect sweet treat to make. Enjoy them with tea or coffee, a scoop of ice cream for dessert or add them to a lunchbox. Flaky puff pastry is filled with cinnamon and apples and baked until crisp and golden. Try a batch of these four ingredient treats today!
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Morning Tea, Snack
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 14 pinwheels
Calories 110kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 1 sheet butter puff pastry See Note 1
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon See Note 2
  • 2 tablespoon sugar See Note 3
  • 1 cooking apple - I use Granny Smith


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (390 F).
  • Remove the pastry from the freezer and defrost.
    Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Mix your sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Peel and core the apple. Cut into small dice, about ½ cm (⅕ inch).
  • Place your pastry on the baking tray, and top with the cinnamon sugar and finely diced apple.
  • Slowly start to roll the pastry from the end nearest you. Keep rolling forward, reasonably firmly, until you have come to the end of the roll.
  • Cover in cling film and chill the pastry roll for about 30 minutes to make it easier to cut.
  • Trim the ends with a serrated knife and discard.
    Slice each pinwheel approximately 1 cm (½ inch) thick.
  • Place your pinwheels on the prepared baking tray. To prevent them from unravelling, with your fingertips, gently pinch the outside pastry end to the roll.
    Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Serve warm, or allow to chill completely before storing in a sealed container.


  1. My puff pastry sheet measured 24 cm X 24 cm (9 ½″) square.  If the puff pastry defrosts before you have prepared the filling, place the puff pastry in the refrigerator until ready to use. It must remain chilled. My preference is for butter puff pastry.
  2. Ground cinnamon can lose its flavour and aroma over time – ensure that it is fresh for the best taste.
  3. The Australian tablespoon is 20ml or 4 teaspoons. In most other countries the tablespoon is 15ml or 3 teaspoons. Please adjust the measurement if necessary.
  4. Please note, the nutritional information is based on one pinwheel. The nutritional information is an estimate only.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg