Sunday, December 4, 2022

Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels with (Huh?) secret ingredients

Bacon Cheddar Pinwheel

I had the neighborhood Christmas potluck today so I decided to make an appetizer which turned out to be a big hit.  “What is IN these?” This was the common question followed by “these are SO GOOD!”

I can’t stake my claim as the inventor of these delicious morsels.  My friend Kathryn introduced me to these at her annual cookie exchange, where is these appetizers would fly off the counter.  Her friend Jennifer gave her the recipe.


  • 20 slices white sandwich bread, crust trimmed (about a loaf)
  • 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard (I like to use spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (I probably use 2)
  • 1.5 pounds sliced bacon 
  • 8 oz. (2 cups) shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • Flatten the bread slices with a rolling pin or by hand. Combine the condensed milk, mustard and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl and mix well.  Cute the entire block of bacon into halves and separate slices. 
  • Arrange 3 bacon halves side by side on a work surface. (I overlap them slightly)
  • Place 1 flattened piece of bread on the bacon and spread with 1 tablespoon of the condensed milk mixture.
  • Top with 1 tablespoon of cheese.
  • Roll the bacon to enclose the bread and secure with wooden toothpicks (I don't use toothpicks, unless it looks really necessary).
  • Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  • Cut each roll into three pinwheels, cutting the bacon slices. 
  • Arrange pinwheels on a baking sheet (I often cover the tray first with aluminum foil and spray with Pam - makes for an easier cleanup) and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. They should get nice and brownish but don’t burn the bottoms. 

This is what it looked like before I baked:

This is after baking:

The potluck was outdoors so I kept them warm on this new warming plate I got at Home Depot. I figure it will be handy for entertaining during the holiday season  

Enjoy! These will be the hit of the party!


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