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Air Fryer Sausage Pinwheels

Preparation Time
25 - 30 min
Cooking Time
8 min
Product(s) used

Entertaining for the Holidays? Chantelle Bennett, of @TheGenerousScoop, brings us this delicious recipe with all the Holiday feels. Mouth-watering pastry, melted cheese, and sweet cranberry sauce pair beautifully with Grimm’s Breakfast Sausage. Cook ahead and serve to guests or your own household as a special treat. Wonderful as a sweet and savoury appetizer or keep on hand for snacks throughout those busy, festive days.

Happy Holidays from the Grimm’s Kitchen!

Pinwheel Tips

  • Freeze brie for 12 minutes for easier slicing
  • Freeze logs for 5-10 minutes before slicing
  • Add more flour to the surface if the dough is sticking
  • Suggestion: Substitute pre-made crescent dough for one sheet of puff pastry
  • Pinwheels can be made up to 3 days ahead of time, covered in the fridge or freeze if you plan to use at a later date
  • If you are air-frying/baking from frozen, add 2 more minutes to cook time. Freeze up to two months once cooked


    • 1 package (300 grams) Grimm’s Breakfast Sausage
    • 1 can (8 oz) premade crescent dough
    • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
    • medium size wheel of brie (200-300 grams)
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tbsp water
    • 1/2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh rosemary


    1. Remove Grimm’s Breakfast Sausage from casing. Slide them right out into your skillet.
    2. In a medium skillet, brown the Breakfast Sausage for 4 minutes. Mix in chopped rosemary. It will be slightly undercooked and perfectly finished off in the air fryer. Set aside to let cool.
    3. Unroll crescent dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut sheet into two rectangles and pinch together along perforated lines in the premade dough. This makes it easier to roll.
    4. Beat egg with one tbsp of water. Brush the pastry with the egg wash.
    5. Spread two heaping tbsp of cranberry sauce over each rectangle.
    6. Add a layer of the Breakfast Sausage over the cranberry sauce.
    7. Place sliced pieces of brie over the top, evenly.
    8. Slowly roll the filled dough like a log.
    9. Slice each log into 10-11 pinwheels.
    10. Cook in Air Fryer at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Let cool slightly before removing from Air Fryer. Air fry in two batches. Alternatively, you can cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.