Easy Cinnamon Puff Pastry Swirls

This cinnamon puff pastry swirls recipe combines the best of cinnamon sugar and flaky puff pastry. Puff pastry cinnamon swirls are quick to make and the results are delicious. Perfect for a sugary snack, as a party nibble or even as part of an afternoon tea. The cinnamon sugar really works with a cup of tea. It can definitely go into the category of easy puff pastry desserts as it uses ready rolled puff pastry. It is also a great leftover puff pastry recipe.

puff pastry cinnamon swirls

Why you’ll love this cinnamon puff pastry swirls recipe

This recipe is so easy, it only takes a few ingredients and its a wonderful party food. The whole family can get involved with making, due to it’s simple nature children can get involved and cinnamon sugar in puff pastry is a joy.

It’s a great party food, you can makepuff pastry cinnamon swirls ahead and then store until you’re ready to eat.

Cinnamon puff pastry pinwheels are so delicious. You can’t just eat one. Serve with mulled wine for a Christmassy flavour boost.

Top Questions

What can be made from puff pastry?
How do you roll puff pastry?
How do you soften cinnamon twists?
Can you use cinnamon rolls in puff pastry?

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Cinnamon Puff Pastry Swirls Ingredients

WARM CINNAMON

Cinnamon has such a wonderfully, warm Christmassy flavour and in puff pastry, you can’t go wrong.

PUFF PASTRY

Everyone loves pastry. Its flaky and delicious and incredibly versatile; use it for desserts, pies and sausage roll! or these cinnamon puff pastry swirls. I used ready rolled puff pastry for these puff pastry cinnamon swirls as it makes a quick recipe even quicker!

How to makepuff pastry cinnamon swirls – step by step

  • Preheat the oven and line the baking sheets with baking paper.
  • Unroll the puff pastry sheet
  • Melt the butter and brush it using a pastry brush over the rolled out pastry.
  • In a bowl mix together the cinnamon and the granulated sugar. Sprinkle it over the pastry evenly.
the roll of puff pastry cinnamon swirls ready to be sliced
puff pastry cinnamon swirls slices on a baking tray
  • Preheat the oven and line the baking sheets with baking paper.
  • Unroll the puff pastry sheet
  • Melt the butter and brush it using a pastry brush over the rolled out pastry.
  • In a bowl mix together the cinnamon and the granulated sugar. Sprinkle it over the pastry evenly.
  • Roll up the puff pastry from along the long side. Place it seam side down.
  • Using a sharp knife, carefully cut slices and place them on the prepared baking trays. Give them a little distance between them as they will spread when baking.
  • In the small bowl beat the egg. Use a pastry to brush the egg over the slices of Cinnamon Puff Pastry Swirls.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden.
  • Enjoy when still warm with a dusting of icing sugar, more cinnamon or just straight off the cooling rack.

Top Tips – cinnamon puff pastry swirls

  • Remove the puff pastry from the fridge about 20 minutes before you want to start. This will help it be soft enough to unroll without breaking.
  • As an option, you can pop the roll of puff pastry back in the fridge before you cut it, until you need it. Even a 10-minute rest will help. It will still work without popping it back in the fridge.
  • Puff pastry cinnamon swirls are best served warm from the oven, the day they’re baked.
cinnamon puff pastry swirls on a Christmas napkin

Serving Suggestions

Warm, fresh from the oven with a glass of mulled wine in hand. Your favourite Christmas song is playing in the background and the fire is warming your toes.

You could add dried cranberries to your mix for a fruity and delicious. Perhaps you could serve your warm cinnamon puff pastry swirls with fresh cream and winter berries. I love blackberries best.

Serve thepuff pastry cinnamon swirls with a good scoop of vanilla ice cream would also be brilliant as a Christmas dessert!

Equipment

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Storingpuff pastry cinnamon swirls / Making ahead of time options

These cinnamon puff pastry swirls are so easy to whip up you can make them the same day you plan on eating them. But if you would like to bake a large batch for your festive party then make the swirls into a roll and place in the fridge over night.

You can then slice and bake fresh for warm and easy puff pastry swirls.

Substitutions and variations

Feel creative and make them into different shapes. I’ve created them with pinwheels but they also work well as cinnamon puff pastry swirls what about twisting the puff pastry and making cinnamon puff pastry twists.

I also made these puff pastry cinnamon swirls with Vegan Slow Cooker Mincemeat. Great for using up any leftover mincemeat you have when January hits.

close up of the cinnamon puff pastry swirls

Cinnamon puff pastry pinwheels

Cinnamon puff pastry pinwheels are so delicious and so easy to make too. You only need 4 ingredients and they are can be made at really short notice. What is not to love! Cinnamon puff pastry pinwheels are a highlight of festive movie nights and afternoon tea. Especially when you serve them straight from the oven.

FAQS

What can be made from puff pastry?

Everything! Puff pastry can be used to make desserts, savoury cheese twists, pies or Christmas spices sausage rolls. Its light, buttery and pairs perfectly with cinnamon in these puff pastry swirls.

How do you roll puff pastry?

Lightly flour your working surface, lay out your pastry and using a rolling pin to roll over the pastry block if you’re using unrolled pastry. Roll a couple times up and down and then flip over and rotate 90 degrees and roll out again. Keep flipping and rotating until your pastry dough has reached the required consistency.

How do you soften cinnamon twists?

The butter layer keeps the dough soft and allows the cinnamon sugar to stick to the dough. So as it gets rolled up the cinnamon stays in the puff pastry and so the cinnamon swirls stay buttery, soft and perfect!

Can you use cinnamon rolls in puff pastry?

Yes you can use cinnamon rolls in puff pastry. Infact the cinnamon rolls in puff pastry are so delicious you should definitely try it. Cinnamon rolls in puff pastry are a quick and easy recipe. They are also so easy to make and will fast become a family favourite.

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Recipe

Cinnamon Puff Pastry Swirls

Sisley White
This cinnamon puff pastry swirls recipe combines the best of cinnamon sugar and flaky puff pastry. Puff pastry cinnamon swirls are quick to make and the results are delicious. Perfect for a sugary snack, as a party nibble or even as part of an afternoon tea. The cinnamon sugar really works with a cup of tea. It can definitely go into the category of easy puff pastry desserts as it uses ready rolled puff pastry. It is also a great leftover puff pastry recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Afternoon Tea, Biscuits, Cakes, cookies, Party Food, Snack, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, English, International
Servings 16 pinwheels
Calories 172 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 baking trays
  • greaseproof paper / baking parchment
  • 1 sharp knife
  • 1 pastry brush
  • 1 small bowl

Ingredients
 
 

  • 375 g Puff Pastry (ready rolled sheet is best)
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons light brown soft sugar (or demerara sugar)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Icing Sugar (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Remove the puff pastry from the fridge about 20 minutes before you want to start. This will help it be soft enough to unroll without breaking.
  • Preheat the oven to 200° / 180ºC fan/ Gas 6. Line the baking sheets with baking paper.
  • Unroll the 375g puff pastry sheet
  • Melt the 50g butter and brush it using a pastry brush over the rolled out pastry.
  • In a bowl mix together the 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and the 4 tablespoons of light brown soft sugar. Sprinkle it over the pastry evenly.
  • Roll up the puff pastry from along the long side. Place it seam side down.
  • Using a sharp knife, carefully cut slices and place them on the prepared baking trays. Give them a little distance between them as they will spread when baking.
  • In the small bowl beat the egg. Use a pastry to brush the egg over the slices of Cinnamon Puff Pastry Swirls.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden.
  • Enjoy when still warm with a dusting of icing sugar, more cinnamon or just straight off the cooling rack.

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Notes

  • As an option, you can pop the roll of puff pastry back in the fridge before you cut it, until you need it. Even a 10-minute rest will help. It will still work without popping it back in the fridge.
  • Best served warm from the oven, if not on the day they’re made.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 96IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword cinnamon puff pastry swirls, cinnamon sugar, puff pastry, puff pastry pinwheels, puff pastry twists
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