Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

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“An easy to make appetizer that is also a crowd pleaser. Both variations are popular.”
20 pinwheels

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Place wax paper on a clean work surface and open pizza crust onto the paper.
  4. Beginning at the center, roll dough out evenly in all directions to make a 14 x 12 inch rectangle.
  5. Sprinkle dough with cheese and basil (or parsley).
  6. Lay ham slices over cheese, end to end.
  7. Roll up dough tightly, beginning at a long end.
  8. Press seam to close.
  9. Pinch ends together to seal.
  10. Lay roll on foil-lined sheet, seam side down.
  11. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until browned.
  12. Cool 5 minutes and cut into 1/2 to 3/4 inch slices,.
  13. Serve with honey mustard on the side.
  14. Note: For a recipe variation, use smoked ham and substitute Jalapeno-Jack cheese instead of the Swiss and cilantro instead of the basil. Serve with salsa on the side.

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