Bacon-Peach Pinwheels

I love trying out quick and easy appetizer recipes to be used for casual entertaining.  There’s nothing worse than wondering what to make at the last minute.

These really are the tastiest little bites and packed with quite the flavor punch; blue cheese, cream cheese, pecans, bacon, peach preserves, balsamic vinegar…what’s not to love.

You could easily make these up beforehand, sliding them into the oven right before company arrives to serve warm.  They are going to disappear fast, they just taste so good.

I never thought about the flavors of bacon and peach together but it’s quite the match made in heaven.  It got me thinking about wrapping bacon around freshly grilled peach wedges.  I think that would be a good thing.

In a small bowl beat cheeses on medium to high until fluffy.

In a large skillet cook bacon until crisp; drain and crumble.  Reserve 1 Tablespoon drippings in skillet; cook and stir onion in drippings over medium heat until tender.  Remove pan from heat; stir in preserves and vinegar.  Set aside.

Unroll dough and press together seams.  However, Pillsbury now has seamless crescent dough (which is what I used).  If you can find the seamless, buy that instead, you won’t have to press it together.  Now there are two ways to cut the dough; into triangles or rectangles.  I went the triangle route but I believe the rectangles are the better way to go, rolling together more evenly.  So, cut the dough in half lengthwise to form two rectangles about 3 x 10 inches in size.  On each rectangle spread half of the cheese mixture to within 1/4 ” of one long side.  Top cheese with bacon and pecans.  Sprinkle basil.  Beginning at a long side roll up each rectangle.  Press seams to seal.  With a serrated knife cut each roll in 10 slices.  Place cut side down, on ungreased (I sprayed my sheet with PAM) baking sheet.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.  Spoon onion mixture on rolls.  Remove from baking sheet .  Serve warm.

Top with blue cheese crumbles and green onion.

Bacon-Peach Pinwheels
Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

4 oz. blue cheese, plus more for garnish, crumbled
1 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
4 slices of bacon
(I used eight)
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup peach preserves
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 8 oz. pkg. refrigerated crescent dough
(look for the seamless, if not available just buy the regular)
1/3 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
(I used 1 teaspoon)
Thinly sliced green onions

In a small bowl beat cheeses on medium to high until fluffy.

In a large skillet cook bacon until crisp; drain and crumble.  Reserve 1 Tablespoon drippings in skillet; cook and stir onion in drippings over medium heat until tender.  Remove pan from heat; stir in preserves and vinegar.  Set aside.

Unroll dough and press together seams.  However, Pillsbury now has seamless crescent dough (which is what I used).  If you can find the seamless, buy that instead, you won’t have to press it together.  Now there are two ways to cut the dough; into triangles or rectangles.  I went the triangle route but I believe the rectangles are the better way to go, rolling together more evenly.  So, cut the dough in half lengthwise to form two rectangles about 3 x 10 inches in size.  On each rectangle spread half of the cheese mixture to within 1/4 ” of one long side.  Top cheese with bacon and pecans.  Sprinkle basil.  Beginning at a long side roll up each rectangle.  Press seams to seal.  With a serrated knife cut each roll in 10 slices.  Place cut side down, on ungreased (I sprayed my sheet with PAM) baking sheet.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.  Spoon onion mixture on rolls.  Remove from baking sheet .  Serve warm.  Top with blue cheese crumbles and green onion.

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36 Comments

  1. Dam…is there anything bacon can’t make better? I can’t think of it.

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  2. Misty 2

    Yum! I love having appetizers on the weekends instead of meals. These look very tasty, with both sweet and salty flavors. As well as cheese, which should be included in almost all appetizers I think.

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  3. This and your previous 2 posts have recipes we will be trying for sure! One of our dear friends has most definitely become extremely fond of your blog and recipes, in fact, she has made more of your recipes than we have and says she might even begin to comment! ( Rachel!)

    We decided that when your winery is up and running we will visit it together. We will of course be very happy to sample your wares, tell you how wonderful you and your recipes are and be happy for you. See, you are becoming a destination Cathy~thanks!

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  4. I am always looking for a quick appetizer. This has everything to make it a hit blue cheese, bacon, and crescent rolls. WOW.

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  5. Hmmm, definitely an interesting flavor combo, but if you say so… 😉

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  6. Julia 6

    You’re funny! I’ve been making quick/easy hors d’s lately too. But I’m just putting stuff on cucumber slices. This is down-right complicated compared to what I’ve been doing :) Though, I won’t deny you it looks delicious.

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  7. Those look delish. Perfect bites for an informal party when everyone is hanging in the kitchen

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  8. Crescent rolls are very handy to have in the frig for last minute meals. Lots of great flavors going on here.

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  9. Cassie 9

    Oh My. OH MY! OH OH OH MY!

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  10. Bob 10

    Yes.

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  11. Lisa Sipple 11

    Oh these are little bites of heaven, I mean…wow, especially that sauce!

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  12. dawn 12

    bring on the bacon! I need to use those cresent rolls more.

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  13. megan 13

    This looks like heaven all rilled up. You can be sure this is on the must make list. What can I say besides YUM? I Stumbled this one!

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  14. June 14

    …and the big guy’ll lurve these!

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  15. dawn 15

    This is one rockin’ appetizer. Love the peach-bacon idea!

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  16. Tammy 16

    Bacon makes anything better!

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  17. grace 17

    what’s not to love about this, truly? bacon. prepared dough. sweet peaches and crunchy pecans. tart blue cheese. pinwheeled form. easy. quick. delicious. awesome.

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  18. Love this.

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  19. Kate 19

    Came here because of the unusual ingredient combination and ended up loving the look of this appetizer. Wow!

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  20. elra 20

    Love anything and everything with bacon.

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  21. Lisa 21

    I absolutely love making appetizers. These are a MUST try. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. What an interesting combo! Really looks delish! I will have to try that at the next party!

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  23. Julie 23

    You always come up with combinations I would have never thought of. In a good way :)

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  24. Laurie 24

    Total yum! Grilled peaches wrapped with bacon sound like a winner too. There’s a new restaurant I have to review and when I checked out their website today I saw a salad with fire grilled peaches. I am so ordering that.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful advice about taking pictures of soup! You have great ideas, but that shouldn’t surprise me since your photos are always stellar.

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  25. Lena in VT 25

    I am making these for a party next weekend, so unique!

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  26. Sook 26

    Oh my goodness.. these look so beautiful! I want one!

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  27. oh yum these sound delightful, perfect with a nice cold white wine or icy beer must try them soon

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  28. Lisa 28

    I love the taste of peach and bacon together. Last summer I made prosciutto wrapped peach slices (how easy is that?!) for an appetizer. They were sweet/salty and wonderful. These look fantastic too!

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  29. annbb 29

    YUM!

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  30. Oh this sounds so good.
    We watch NASCAR on the weekends. This is a perfect kick back and relax food to have while we watch

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  31. Kevin 31

    These were fantastic! I took them to a party this evening and they were a hit! I would recommend doubling the peach compote, I didn’t quite have enough.

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  32. Charles 32

    It’s peach season and bacon is always just around the corner. Here we go. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

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  33. Lisa in TX 33

    These look delicious! Must make soon…any recipe with bacon is a winner in my book.

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  34. Kelli 34

    Those look delicious. I’m allergic to penicillin and have been told to stay away from Blue Cheese.
    On another note after reading your comments about biscuits and gravy, I made it for dinner last night and the family loved it!

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  35. Ann Noble 35

    Wonder if you could use mini phyllo shells? This does sound good.

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  36. Kennedy 36

    This looks great and I think these can be frozen. I am still looking for appetizer ideas for a shower. But since I am regular bread baker, these would be awesome to make.. I’m thinking even as a pizza topping..Thanks

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