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Cranberry Bliss Pinwheels

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Sweet and creamy white chocolate joins forces with tangy cream cheese, tart cranberries and buttery dough for a bite-sized snack that's sure to delight!
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 slices


  • 1 can crescent roll dough
  • 5 ounces white chocolate, divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese or mascarpone cheese, can use Neufchâtel cheese for a lower fat option
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon grated orange peel
  • ½ teaspoon orange extract
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of ginger
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup dried cranberries, divided


  • Roll out a can of crescent roll dough, make sure to seal any perforations. Set aside.
  • Melt 3 ounces of the white chocolate until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until relatively smooth. Add powdered sugar and melted chocolate and beat on high speed until smooth. Add orange peel, extracts, ginger, cinnamon and salt and beat again to combine.
  • Using a spatula, spread the filling onto the dough in a smooth layer all the way out to the edges.
  • Top filling evenly with cranberries.
  • Roll dough tightly into a log, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • Remove roll from fridge and cut into 12 even slices. Evenly space each slice on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Add remaining cranberries to the top of each slice, pressing them into the strips of exposed filling.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let set on pan for a couple minutes, then move to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Melt remaining white chocolate and drizzle over each slice. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
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