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Learn how to make authentic Hungarian pinwheels! Using just 6 ingredients, these easy-to-make pinwheels are sure to become a family favorite in no time!

Authentic Hungarian Pinwheels

Margaret Anne @ Natural Chow
Course Dessert
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 10


  • 8 oz. full-fat cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam or filling of choice
  • 1 large egg + 1 tablespoon water egg wash


  • Preheat oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the cream cheese and butter and whip until combined, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the flour and stir until a loose dough has formed.
  • Dump the mixture out onto a floured word surface and gently knead the dough until a cohesive dough forms. Roll it out into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle and cut into 3x3 inch squares using a ravioli cutter.
  • Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet carefully. Using the ravioli cutter, cut the dough diagonally from each corner 3/4 of the way to the center. Repeat with all squares of dough. Place 1 tablespoon of jam in the center of each pinwheel.
  • Fold each corner towards the center of the pastry, using the pictures above as a guide. Lightly brush the pastries with the prepared egg wash.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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