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Black Forest Ham Pinwheels

Dried cherries are the sweet surprise alongside the savory ingredients in these delightfully different spirals. I roll up the tortillas and pop them in the fridge well before party time, and then I just slice and serve. —Kate Dampier, Quail Valley, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Dash each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 5 flour tortillas (10 inches), room temperature
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli Black Forest ham
  • 1/2 pound sliced Swiss cheese


  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, dill, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in cherries and onions. Spread over each tortilla; layer with ham and cheese.
  • Roll up tightly; securely wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into 1/2-in. slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 78 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Roland
    Jan 1, 2021

    I really liked the flavors as did my guests. The only change I made was to marinate the chopped dried cherries in 1 Tablespoon of Kirsch before adding them to the cheese mixture. It made a nice texture and we liked the flavor.

  • amehart
    Aug 5, 2017

    Wow! So simple and delicious! I made these last night and they were a hit. Not many of us but no leftovers - haha! As others, I used Craisins instead of the dried cherries and they were wonderful. Will definitely make again!

  • gunslinger
    Apr 20, 2017

    Made these for a finger food potluck and they were a hit! I did use dried cranberries instead of the dried cherries.Tasty and the dried cranberries and green onion made them very colorful.

  • normdunkin
    Oct 15, 2016

    I have never eaten a roll up that is really good. Most recipes are pretty bland. These were amazing. I think the cherries and Dijon really give them a blast of flavor. This recipe is a keeper.

  • dabrice
    Apr 27, 2013

    No comment left

  • meklund
    Mar 15, 2013

    I make this recipe everytime there's a party and they're all eaten and people rave about them and wonder what all the flavors are. Make these and you'll be the hit of the party!

  • JennyMix
    Dec 23, 2012

    I liked these pinwheels but the rest of my party disagreed with me on this recipe so try a test run if you have picky guests.

  • hunter6295
    Dec 23, 2012

    When I first looked at the recipe I was a little skeptical but it was a contest winning recipe and the reviews were good. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! I didn't have cherries so I used craisins as someone else here suggested. This is a keeper for sure!

  • cbaty11
    Apr 28, 2012

    I want to say upfront that I made this for a baby shower today and other people really enjoyed these. I however did not like them at all. The only thing I changed was I used sun dried tomato tortillas. It could have been I just didn't like the taste of those.

  • cherrylady
    Mar 8, 2012

    I made this without the dried cherries, because that was not appealing to us. We dipped them in Ken's Honey Mustard Lite Dressing. My kids want them in their lunch bags tomorrow! The cream cheese spread was a great combination! I'll be making this again and again.