Vegan Danish Fruit Pinwheels
These small and dainty vegan Danish pinwheel bites are filled with fruit and are extremely quick to make. Perfect for entertaining for an easy vegan dessert.
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These Danish pinwheels are the perfect fruity dessert, or simply as a sweet snack or even a slightly more decadent breakfast option.
What are pinwheels?
Pinwheels can be both savoury and sweet.
Savoury pinwheels are often filled with sandwich fillings like ham and cheese. These are very popular in Italy, where fillings might consist of ingredients like cured meats, vegetables and cream cheese.
However, sweet pinwheels are also a very popular staple in many different cuisines, and are often eaten for breakfast. They are then filled with things like fruit, purees, jams and chocolate.
What is puff pastry?
Puff pastry is a type of dough that is made up of lots of layers of pastry.
The dough is light and crispy once it’s baked and it can be used for both sweet and savoury dishes.
Usually, puff pastry is made from butter, salt, water and flour and doesn’t contain any rising agents. This is so the pastry is crispy and flaky, rather than light and fluffy.
Is puff pastry vegan?
Puff pastry is usually made with dairy ingredients like butter.
However, many store-bought puff pastries are accidentally vegan because they use non-dairy alternatives to give the pastry a longer shelf life.
Be sure to check the ingredients of the puff pastry you’re buying to make sure it’s vegan.
Jus-Rol is the most popular brand of accidentally vegan puff pastry.
Total Time: 25 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 26.666666666667 26.666666666667 g ready-rolled dairy-free puff pastry
- 8.3333333333333 8.3333333333333 g apple and blueberry puree
- 1 1 raspberries
- icing sugar, for sprinkling
- a handful of fresh basil leaves
- Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Line a baking tray.
- Lay out the pastry sheet and cut into 12 squares.
- Place a small blob of fruit puree in the centre of each square.
- Cut diagonally from each corner of the squares to the puree and turn the alternate edges to the centre creating a star shape – you can use a little water to stick the points together if necessary.
- Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for around 15 minutes or until golden.
- Leave to cool completely, then place a raspberry in the centre of each pinwheel and sprinkle with icing sugar and basil.
Fancy another bite? Try making these beautiful vegan apple & lavender tartlets!