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Ham Pickle Pinwheels

My mom introduced me to this ham pickle pinwheels appetizer a number of years ago, and I've been making them for parties ever since. They are easy to make and are always well received by guests. —Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 pound sliced Genoa salami
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 7 slices deli ham
  • 14 to 21 okra pickles or dill pickle spears


  • In a food processor, add the cream cheese, salami and horseradish; cover and process until blended. Spread over ham slices.
  • Remove stems and ends of okra pickles. Place 2 or 3 okra pickles or 1 dill pickle down the center of each ham slice. Roll up tightly and cover. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into 1-in. pieces.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • A pickle is actually a pickled cucumber that has been submerged and fermented in a brine or vinegar. The concept of pickles dates all the way back to 2030 BCE.
  • Use deli ham or ham you've made yourself. Both are delicious!
  • Check out 30 appetizers ready in 15 minutes or less.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 34 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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    • Carmen
      Jan 30, 2021

      Serve these with potato chips. Gotta have the salty crunch. Yum!

    • Kimberly
      Jan 27, 2020

      This appetizer is so common where I live it's sometimes jokingly called "Iowa Sushi." I had never tried it with the either genoa salami or okra pickles, but now that's must! Also, some people prefer to use thinly-sliced corned beef lunchmeat instead of ham.

    • klb24_7
      Aug 7, 2009

      I also found that the vegetable cream cheese by Philadelphia is amazing for this recipe instead of the cream cheese mixed with horseradish.The wraps can also be wrapped up in tortilla shells which tastes great too! Awesome recipe!!

    • Kris Countryman
      Jan 9, 2008

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