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Cream Cheese, Cranberry and Bacon Pinwheels

Cream Cheese, Cranberry and Bacon Pinwheels

This week, the women from my church gathered to enjoy an evening of giving and sharing. The theme was Sacrifice of the Heart and each woman was to bring an ornament off her own tree to give to another. We weren’t to go out and buy an ornament, but select one from our own collection that might have some special meaning to it – wrap it, and write on a card why it meant something to us. Then we had an exchange and each person read the card explaining the ornament’s meaning to the others. Some may balk at the idea of giving away a cherished ornament, but the idea was to sacrifice something of importance for the joy and enjoyment of another. It was a tender experience, and we’ll all receive the added bonus of knowing our cherished ornament is now cherished by another. It was fun to see all the different, beautiful ornaments and hear the history behind each one.

Cream Cheese, Cranberry and Bacon Pinwheels

Another part of the evening was to bring a treat to share. Of course! I knew most everyone would bring a sweet treat, so I decided to bring a non-sweet treat. May I say, the plate was cleared and many asked for the recipe. So not to disappoint – here ya go. This is an easy festive treat and will look great on your holiday spread or be a great addition to the office/church/school/family/party goodie table.

Cream Cheese, Cranberry and Bacon Pinwheels
Yields 50
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 8 Spinach and Herb Flour Tortillas
  2. 2 8 oz pkgs cream cheese - softened
  3. 1 6 oz pkg Feta or Goat Cheese crumbles
  4. 4 slices thick bacon cooked and crumbled
  5. 1 1/2 cups Craisins
  6. 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  7. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  1. Gently mix all the ingredients, except the tortillas, together until well blended.
  2. Divide into 8 equal portions, and spread one portion onto each tortilla. Roll the tortilla up like a jelly roll and wrap in plastic wrap.
  3. Refrigerate all the rolls for at least one hour, or overnight, if needed for the next day.
  4. When ready to serve, remove plastic wrap, and slice into 1" slices. ( I didn't use the end pieces, but fed them to my husband, as I was slicing) Serve and listen for the raves.
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