Let me start with some great recipes I found on pinterest and used for a holiday party. And let me tell you, they. were. delicious.
These pinwheels were DELICIOUS, and could be served at any time during the year. I used this Christmas tree design because I brought them to a holiday party!
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 cup (8 oz.) diced green chiles
1 cup (about 6) sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped black olives
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 1/2 tsp. Southwestern seasoning (optional. I used Pampered Chef brand.)
Deli sliced turkey
8 12-inch spinach tortillas
Salsa (for dipping)
One slice of toasted bread
Yellow bell pepper
1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chiles, green onions, olives, bell pepper, and seasoning.
2. For each tortilla: Cover tortilla with a thin layer of turkey. Then spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixure across turkey. Roll tortilla tightly, then roll with plastic wrap. Place rolled tortillas in the refrigerator for one hour, or until firm.
3. Remove plastic wrap and cut into 1-inch thick slices. Place on a large platter in tree formation. Decorate with cherry tomatoes and yellow bell pepper as ornaments, attached with toothpicks. Cut toasted bread into a star for tree topper.
(recipe altered from http://realmomkitchen.com/736/chile-and-cheese-spirals/)
Hello! I love the pin wheels tree. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing. Pinning it!ReplyDelete
I like the funfetti fudge idea, although I'm going to try it with peppermint instead of almond, and they've got those cute holly/berry sprinkles out now!ReplyDelete
Fresh chilies or canned? A cup is a lot.. wouldn't fresh end up being too spicy!? Let me know! I have a christmas party to host in 5 hours!!ReplyDelete
Can you tell me approximately how many pinwheels were used to make this tree?ReplyDelete
Great tree appetizer idea. Think I'll make for Christmas Day!!ReplyDelete
Great idea using it as a Christmas tree.ReplyDelete