I wanted to recreate that taste and made up a batch of these jalapeno cream cheese pinwheels.
These are the perfect for a lazy Sunday (like today) or are fun for an appetizer on game day. This recipe mimics a similar process as my pizza roll-ups recipe.
Here's the recipe:
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Pinwheels
What You Need
1 package of refrigerated pizza dough (Pilsbury)
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
1/2 cup of shredded cheese (I used a mixture of cheddar, mexican, and monterey)
2 jalapenos, diced
1 tablespoon of sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine in a bowl the cream cheese, shredded cheese mixutre, diced jalapenos (I used fresh and diced myself, but you could also used canned), and sugar. Mix until well blended. The best way I found was using my hands. As long as you're willing to get a little messy and are careful to not touch your face or eyes after touching the jalapenos, this is my recommended way to blend.
Unroll the pizza dough on a floured surface. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the dough.
Roll the dough up lengthwise. Cut into 1/2 inch to 1 inch slices and place on a greased baking sheet. This recipe made about 30 of these pinwheels.
Place in the 350 degree F for 14-15 minutes, or until the dough turns golden brown.
Serve up nice and hot. I thought they tasted fantastic alone - completely mimicking the taste of jalapeno poppers but with ease and not too much effort.
Perfect for a Sunday.