Cranberry and Feta Pinwheels

These Cranberry and Feta Pinwheels have a sweet and salty combo that is the perfect Christmas appetizer.

The sweet cranberries with the tangy feta and onions make this 5 ingredient appetizer not only easy but delicious. I like to use spinach tortillas for an extra holiday touch.Cranberry Feta Pinwheels: a sweet and salty combo that's perfect for a Christmas appetizer.

How was your Thanksgiving? We had a nice spread. About 12 pies for 8 adults. We are still eating the leftovers.

My belt that I was wearing literally popped off my body as we were eating pie. I should have known better than to wear one. I swore I was never eating again and then 4pm the day after Thanksgiving I found myself fork in hand, eating pie.

After every holiday I get the holiday blues the next day. All of the excitement building up to the actual day and then BAM it’s over.

Which is why I’m quickly moving on to Christmas. Too soon?  Eh. Here we go.

These Cranberry and Feta Pinwheels are delightful. Only 5 ingredients and you have a festive crowd pleaser. You definitely have to like feta.

Obviously I do because this Feta Dip is one of my favorites. But I almost felt like I cheated. It was almost too easy to be that good.

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels: a sweet and salty combo that's perfect for a Christmas appetizer.

Here’s the lineup of ingredients: cream cheese, feta, cranberries, and green onions.Cranberry Feta Pinwheels: a sweet and salty combo that's perfect for a Christmas appetizer. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI used these spinach tortillas for a festive look. You could also use wheat tortillas. You just want to use something other than white tortillas so that the filling contrasts the tortilla and really pops!
Cranberry Feta Pinwheels: a sweet and salty combo that's perfect for a Christmas appetizer. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comCranberry Feta Pinwheels: a sweet and salty combo that's perfect for a Christmas appetizer. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comSpread the filling all the way to the edges.
Cranberry Feta Pinwheels: a sweet and salty combo that's perfect for a Christmas appetizer. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comCranberry Feta Pinwheel Tree - so easy and so festive!

You can even make a tree out of them for Christmas!

Cranberry and Feta Pinwheels
  • 3/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 ⁄4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 large flour tortillas , wheat or spinach for pretty color
  1. Combine all ingredients except tortillas, mix well.
  2. Divide and spread mixture evenly among tortillas.
  3. Roll up tightly, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least one hour.
  4. To serve cut each roll into 12 slices.
Recipe Notes
You can actually make the log a couple days before and then slice the day of for best results.
Make sure you don't use reduced fat feta. It's too dry for these.
Source: adapted from
Cranberry Feta Pinwheel Tree - so easy and so festive!
Cranberry Feta Pinwheels: a sweet and salty combo that's perfect for a Christmas appetizer.

Speak Your Mind



  1. Love these feta pinwheels and make them every Christmas. Making them with spinach tortillas is perfect and never thought of doing that. I’ll switch it up this year! These are one of our favorite appetizers and I can’t wait to have these again.

  2. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    If a person doesn’t like Feta cheese can a person use all cream cheese in this recipe?

  3. Aww, these are just so FESTIVE! Love them! And they look really simple, but impressive too. Great for parties!

  4. THis looks so good. And simple 🙂 will definitely make these

  5. I like that green color of the wraps 🙂 combination of flavors is so yummy!

  6. These look delicious. I often make pinwheels for in my lunch box, they are so easy and they make lunch time a bit special. These are perfect for the coming weeks, if only they would sell spinach tortillas here…

  7. Kimberly Fields says:

    These look so amazing, what a great addition to my Christmas appetizer party. Thanks!

  8. I just made these and doubled the recpie. I barely got five out of the mixture. The filling tastes great but your recipe will not cover to the edge four of the same spinach tortillas that you used. I loved the flavor just not. Enough filling.

  9. Would this work with some spinach pancakes as well? Thank you

  10. Beware. This recipe makes just about 2 tortillas, u would have to double this recipe to have it fill 4. Very disappointing as I am making them for a party this evening and don’t have enough ingredients. I had to open the first tortilla to steal some ingredients away just to make 2. Enough for 6 people to have 2 each.

    • I’m sorry Jane. What size tortilla did you use?

    • I was able to fill about four (spreading thinly) and I used the big wraps just like the author suggests. Once I sliced them up the next day they were plenty. I added some chopped walnuts, and also a little bit of sour cream because it was so thick and hard to spread. I wondered if I was doing something wrong. In any case, they are delicious!

  11. These sound great! Curious if I could use goat cheese instead of feta? And any recommendations for substitutes for green onions? I’m a brat and don’t like green onions. 😁

  12. I just wanted to add a note that i actually added shredded chicken to this recipe to make these a little more hardy for a heavy apps baby shower and it was delicious. Not to mention it makes the recipe go a little further. I added chicken until I thought the consistency was good – probably around 1 cup to 1.5 cups? Thanks for the recipe – definitely will be using again!

  13. I’m definitely gonna make these this Christmas eve for our family festivities

  14. Can you make them and refrig overnight, or does the tortilla get soggy?

  15. i made these for our light lunch yesterday and they were a HIT! love them!

  16. Just added these to my party menu! Has anyone made them the night before with success??

  17. This is exactly the type of appetizer I was looking for for a quick party I’m having tonight. THANKS!!! I’m sure they’ll be delish.

  18. I haven’t tasted mine yet but was just wondering if anyone had trouble spreading the cream cheese? I finally had to use my fingers and sprayed them with a little Pam. Also the tortillas kind of ripped a little. Maybe my cream cheese wasn’t softened enough? Otherwise they are very festive looking and I would add pecans the next time!

  19. i would suggest doubling the recipe to have enough filling to make the logs look like they do on the video.

  20. Recipe Tip * Mix all ingredients except the cranberries. Spread the cheese mixture then sprinkle the cranberries on top of the mixture to avoid tearing the tortilla wraps. Nice recipe enjoyed by all !!

  21. I just made these for the first time. They are DELICIOUS. My littlest, who helped me make them, couldn’t get enough of them. She’s declared that she is going to eat at least half of them at our party tonight! I read the comments before making, and wanted to say that I used my kitchenaid stand mixer to blend the cheeses together, which made it really easy to spread. I also used an offset spatula to spread it, and as one person suggested, we pressed in the cranberries into the cheese mixture after spreading the cheese. This helped us get an even spread of cranberry, and made the cheese that much easier to spread too. Thank you for this recipe!!!

  22. Made this ahead for a party, had to try them and they are tasty. Will be keeping this recipe around. Best part fast, easy and no cooking involved. Every thing I do is so time consuming that I’m always cooking a week in advance. Nice to have something that taste good and is fast.

  23. I made these and doubled ingredients. I used the spreadable cream cheese which I left on the counter to soften for a couple of hours. I sprinkled with chopped walnuts before rolling up.They turned out perfect!! I got 5 large spinach wraps out of them. YUM!!!

  24. Jennifer Mogensen says:

    Love these! Now a holiday regular.

  25. Can I use ragular cream cheese?

  26. They were good but needs some crunch. I would add some toasted pecans to make them great.

  27. I use spinach tortillas for the tree and wheat ones for a trunk! Use an angel or star cookie cutter to make a tree-topper out of a block of cheddar cheese…

  28. Just finished making for the 2nd year. Husband even made sure I found the exact Recipe. I used the Big “tortillas” added Walnuts this year. And yes, Cream Cheese has to Soften. My family loves them. Merry Christmas from Texas.

  29. Serves these Christmas Eve and they were a complete flop. Very pretty ona dish. No one liked them including me! I think they would be better with a honey nut cream cheese and walnuts or pecans added. I won’t be make them again.