Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

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Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are the perfect make ahead holiday snack or appetizer.  A creamy filling with feta cheese and sweet dried cranberries rolled in tortillas and sliced.  These are the hit of every party!

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are the perfect make ahead holiday snack or appetizer. A creamy filling with feta cheese and sweet dried cranberries rolled in tortillas and sliced. These are the hit of every party!

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This Cranberry Feta Pinwheels recipe has been around forever and it’s definitely loved by absolutely everyone!  It’s perfect for any time of year but especially perfect for the holidays!

Not only are they pretty and look festive with the reds and greens, they’re great because you can prep them up to 24 hours ahead of time making them the perfect holiday snack or appetizer!

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are the perfect make ahead holiday snack or appetizer. A creamy filling with feta cheese and sweet dried cranberries rolled in tortillas and sliced. These are the hit of every party!

The flavors in this recipe are perfect…  creamy cream cheese, salty feta and sweet dried cranberries.  You can use green onions in place of the chives, I personally like the chives as they have a milder flavor.

While I’ve used white flour tortillas in this recipe, you can certainly use red (tomato) and green (spinach) tortillas to make them festive and add even more color!

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are the perfect make ahead holiday snack or appetizer. A creamy filling with feta cheese and sweet dried cranberries rolled in tortillas and sliced. These are the hit of every party!

The filling can be mixed by hand but I find using a mixer to beat the cream cheese makes it light and fluffy (and much easier to spread).  If you find your cream cheese hard to spread, just add in about 1/4 cup of sour cream.

Be sure to divide the mixture between 4 large tortillas so there isn’t too much filling.  Leaving a 1/2″ border helps to ensure the filling doesn’t overflow. When rolling, you’ll want to roll them as tightly as you can and then wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before cutting and serving.

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are the perfect make ahead holiday snack or appetizer.  A creamy filling with feta cheese and sweet dried cranberries rolled in tortillas and sliced.

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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup chives , chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inch)

Directions:

  1. Place cream cheese in a small bowl and beat until fluffy.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients (except tortillas) and mix well. Spread the mixture evenly over the 4 tortillas.
  3. Roll each tortilla in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Cut into slices and serve.

Notes:

I use regular block cream cheese and beat until fluffy.  You can use spreadable cream cheese in this recipe.  Do not use lite feta as it is too dry to spread in this recipe.

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The feta mixture can be difficult to spread.  I’ve found that the back of a metal spoon works the best.

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are the perfect make ahead holiday snack or appetizer. A creamy filling with feta cheese and sweet dried cranberries rolled in tortillas and sliced. These are the hit of every party!

Slightly adapted from
Taste of Home

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Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are the perfect make ahead holiday snack or appetizer.  A creamy filling with feta cheese and sweet dried cranberries is wrapped in tortillas and sliced.  These are the hit of every party!
Cranberry Feta Pinwheels are the perfect make ahead holiday snack or appetizer.  A creamy filling with feta cheese and sweet dried cranberries is wrapped in tortillas and sliced.  These are the hit of every party!

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Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

67 comments on “Cranberry Feta Pinwheels”

  1. Great recipes

  2. So pretty and so festive! And easy, and I would love the texture of the cranberries in them! mmm!

  3. Holly I want to make these for Christmas Eve Party. Do they need anything to dip them in or they do fine as a stand alone item?

  4. These are beautiful, Holly. I bet you throw the best parties EVER!! xo

  5. I just made these for a party tonight. Very good – I am thinking next time I will add chopped pecans!

  6. Thank you for recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

  7. How do you think this would work with goat cheese instead of feta cheese?

    • I haven’t tried it but it sounds like it would work! Please let me know how it is if you do try it!

      • I made them with goat cheese instead of feta and spring onions instead of chives (none in my grocery store) for my Christmas Eve appetizers. They were GREAT!!! They are even better as leftover too. Thank you so much for the recipe and the advise.

        • I’m so glad you loved them Lisa! Thank you for coming back and letting us know how they worked out for you. I love goat cheese so I’ll definitely have to give it a try!!

    • I made it with goat cheese. It was amazing a bit milder than feta

  8. I’m going to make them using blue cheese crumbles instead of the feta.

  9. What other cheeses could you use instead? We do not care for feta or blue cheese which someone else suggested.

  10. I didn’t buy enough dried cranberries, can I substitute with golden raisins??

    • I think that sounds like a good substitute! There’s no harm in altering these recipes to your needs. Raisins and cranberries are both sweet, so I say, give it a go! Let me know how it turns out :)

  11. These look so yummy I can’t wait to make them . Thanks for posting

  12. Thanks for this recipe. I adapted it and made it for my slimming world group taster session, it went down a storm!

  13. I just made these for a Saturday night party. Massive hit!! Even had requests for the recipe. Thanks for sharing

  14. Can you use regular cranberries or should I go buy the dried?

  15. Can I use fresh cranberries? Should I cook them down first?

  16. Do you recommend toasting these up or slightly warming them at all?

  17. Hi,
    Can these be made 2 days in advance and kept in the fridge? Or do they become soggy?
    Thanks fir the great recipes.
    Brenda

  18. Made these for Christmas dinner. All I had on hand were high fiber low carb tortillas. And i used dried chives. There were ZERO left! Even the kiddos ate them. Next time i will use fresh chives for sure but otherwise stick to the recipe. Amazingly tasty and almost guilt free!

  19. I made this recipe for the holidays because they look festive, but 4 out of 5 of my family members didn’t like them because there were way too many cranberries. 3/4 cup cranberries would probably better. I won’t be making these again.

  20. Just made these for our new year’s party (2017 yay) and they were a great hit. Everyone loved them including myself! Thank you for this awesome recipe xo

  21. Can you substitute something else in place of the Feta Cheese?

  22. Really good!

  23. Could I use dried chives if i can’t get fresh? And how much would I use? Thanks!

  24. I made these and added a spinach and herb seasoning and they turned out fabulous! I used green onions and thought the combination of sweet and savory was perfect!

  25. They are just a hit always​! Thank you

  26. Your recipe is easier than i thought. Can halloumi cheese be possible to be a substitute of feta cheese in this dish? I don’t like the strong taste of feta.

    • I have only made this recipe as written, however if you choose to substitute halloumi cheese for feta let me know how it turns out.

  27. The pinwheels look so great and not difficult to try! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Gonna try it this weekend!

    Rating: 5
  28. could you use the filling as a dip for crackers or vegie sticks? I love cranberries and all kinds of cheese

  29. have not made the recipe but I wonder if I could use it as a dip for crackers or vegies?

  30. these sound yummy! I have to give them a try. I am thinking about adding some shredded or diced turkey or chicken to do! Pecans would be good as well. thank you for the recipe…

  31. This sounds delicious, I’m going to make them using sliced deli turkey in place of tortillas to make them a bit more waist friendly. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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