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Ham Pinwheels

I found this recipe in the white spiral bound Central Heights Church Cookbook. It was submitted by Kay Kroeker. It brought back fond memories of fifteen years ago when my Dad would call me to say that he had been invited over to the Kroekers for supper with a few other widower husbands. I always appreciated that Mr and Mrs. Kroeker included not only their couple friends for dinner invitations but the single ones of the couples who had lost their life mates.
With plenty of left over ham after Easter I thought I'd give these a try and with a few minor changes from her recipe I submit it here . . ..for your ham leftovers. I made them for lunch after our ham dinner and we enjoyed them very much.

Biscuit Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg and enough milk in a measuring cup to make 2/3 cup total
Ham Filling
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups ham
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Cheese Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1/4 cup cheese whiz (optional .. I like the added flavour)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Method (I used a food processor with a one bowl method but you can make the adjustments easily if you very finely mince the ham and onion)
  1. Measure the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into the food processor bowl.
  2. Add the cubed shortening and pulse until the shortening is small lumps like oatmeal.
  3. Combine the egg and milk in a measuring cup.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the food processor . .pulse until just combined.
  5. Turn the dough onto the counter and knead several times.
  6. Pat it into small rectangle, put in plastic wrap and refrigerate while you prepare the ham filling.
  7. In the same bowl which has been scraped clean . ..put the onion and pulse until finely chopped.
  8. Add the ham and pulse again until the ham is also finely minced.
  9. Add the remaining filling ingredients and pulse until you have a well combined filling.
  10. Roll the biscuit dough to a 12 X 10 rectangle and spread the filling to the edges.
  11. Roll up jelly roll style and slice into 1 inch thick rolls.
  12. Bake at 425 for 15 - 20  minutes.
  13. While the rolls are baking make the cheese sauce in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stove.
  14. In a small saucepan or 4 cup microwave safe measuring cup, melt the butter.
  15. Add the flour and stir to combine and add the milk.
  16. Heat until bubbly.
  17. Add the cheese and the Worcestershire sauce and heat through.
  18. Serve the cheese sauce over the hot from the oven Ham Pinwheels.


  1. these are really good, except I cheat and use tortilla wraps :)

  2. Good morning Lovella
    your recipe was the first one pups up in my face...this is very interesting one...and I do have leftover ham from yesterday dinner.
    and I am going to give this a try...
    Thanks my friend for sharing your recipe and your memories.

  3. This is the kind of thing my family loves and we just happen to have lots of left over ham from Easter - Can't wait to try it out.

  4. This looks very good and I can't say that I've heard of these before. I'd love to try them...what a great way to use up leftover ham!

  5. YumMMMM! I have left over ham, and I will be making these. Those seniors really do know how to show love and care to each other...a great example for us all. Kathy (MGCC)

  6. You make them look most appealing...and I still have ham in the fridge (even after sending 'care packages' here and there!). Most timely...thanks.

  7. My mom used to make these for lunch on Saturdays - they're so good.

  8. I'm just amazed what one can all do with bisquit pastry. From savory to sweet scones to cinnamon twists to beef pinwheels and now ham. They look like they could pass for mini pizza bites.

  9. Oooh these pinwheels look so delicious and just like everyone else I still have ham in the fridge waiting to be used up.

  10. I made these for lunch today with the left over ham that we had for Thanksgiving (yes, that's right - we did not serve turkey). The ham pinwheels were very tasty. I should have checked them after 15 minutes though, but even at 20, they were ok. I did not have horseradish, but I just put in some grainy mustard. I will keep this recipe for a brunch in the future.


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