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Mediterranean Crescent Pinwheels

Dear God (or Pillsbury Bake Off 2000 which is where I found this lovely),

Thank you!

Love, Rachel

These things are so freakin’ tasty I made them Saturday and Sunday last weekend. It doesn’t help that I have a severe addiction to prosciutto.


  • 1 8oz can Pillsbury Crescent Roll Recipe Creations (it’s the crescent dough without the perforations)
  • 1/2 lb prosciutto
  • 1 cup crumbled Feta
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • 6 tbls fresh basil


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheets with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Separate or cut dough into 4 rectangles; place on lightly floured surface. If using crescent dough, firmly press perforations to seal. Press or roll each to form 8×5-inch rectangle.
  • Arrange 1/4 of prosciutto slices evenly over each rectangle. In small bowl, mix cheese, pepper and oil. Sprinkle mixture evenly over prosciutto on each rectangle. Sprinkle with basil
  • Starting at short side of each rectangle, roll up; seal long edges. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 5 slices. Place, cut side up, on cookie sheets.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Serve warm.

Ahhh yes, once again I totally knew better and just cut the dough and didn’t bother to roll it out a bit. I was wrong! You should get about 20 pin wheels I didn’t.

Also crescent dough is a fragile bit of food, it likes to be tricky and tear and stick to the counter, use the flour! If your counter top is 18 inches and made of tile (like mine) do a couple shots of tequila before clean up it does wonders for the nerves while tooth picking flour out of the grout.

When you begin to roll the sections up try to get as tight a roll as possible, think french rolled acid washed jeans. If the roll is loose they will come apart a bit while transferring and cooking.

Usually I skip fresh herbs, they aren’t cheap and I am. Needless to say, we clash. You can’t just buy 6 tbls of basil you have to buy a whole bushel and half of it ends up going bad. Look out Giant Food Stores, once I have kitchen cabinets and Menu Mondays starts it’s a whole new ball game! Anyway the moral of the story is DON’T skip the fresh basil in this one. You won’t regret it, just make them again the next day to finish up whats left!

They were quick and easy and the Man loved them. How do I know he loved them? Because he totally chowed down on the last one that I was hiding in the kitchen for myself. Ohh the sacrifices I make! The look of innocence on his face when I asked him to bring me that last hidden morsel. He felt horrible because he knew how good it was. It was cool, I didn’t call it so fair game I guess.

Definitely take a minute to swing by PILLSBURY to see all the other Bake Off recipes.

Dear Rachel, 

Please stop referring to food as gifts from above (heaven on a plate, love in a basket).  I, also believe there is a direct correlation between this and the size of your hips.

Thank you,

God (or your scale, which is really the item struggling here)


2 Responses

  1. Rachel; I already bought the ingredients for the other recipe; but I want to make this one for the superbowl party too!!! Dare I go out in the snow storm tomorrow or Sat. to buy proscuitto?
    Ok; if I stop at the liquor store too it will be worthwhile. I like the tequila clean up idea. Now that you have a house; you can grow your own herbs in pots this summer!!

    • I have all the little pots and stuff to grow the herbs, its just a matter of buckeling down and doing it. I’m not exactly a green thumb!

      I would brave the snow storm and a polar bear for proscuitto…just sayin’

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