Sunday, December 4, 2016

Palmiers, French Puff Pastry Hearts

Palmiers On A Plate
If you are short on time and need an impressive dessert; these French Palmiers are for you. A palmier is a French pastry that is shaped like a palm leaf or butterfly. It is flaky and crispy with a caramelized sugar exterior. In this recipe puff pastry is the star. Once defrosted it is rolled out on a bed of powdered sugar, then dusted with white and brown sugar, crushed walnuts , cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. The two ends are loosely rolled up until they meet together in the middle, sliced and then baked. It’s that easy…..Any of your favorite combinations of sugars, nuts, chocolates, and fruit jams can be used. Next time I will try a shaved chocolate, nut and raspberry jam combination.

Sliced Palmiers ready to go into the oven
A savory version would be wonderful as well. The tighter you roll the pastry the smaller your Palmier will be. Delicious dunked in tea or coffee. We all need a few quick and easy dessert recipes up our sleeves, you never know when you will have that impromptu visit.

**Tip** Puff pastry is a home cooks secret weapon. For convenience sakes I try and keep a box or two in my freezer at all times.

This recipe had been slightly adapted from Budget Bytes.com.

yield: Approx 20print recipe

Palmiers, French Puff Pastry Hearts

prep time: 20 MINScook time: total time: 20 mins
Palmiers are flaky and crispy with a caramelized sugar exterior. Quick and easy to prepare, guaranteed to impress.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed( I used Pepperidge Farm)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, (place in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin)
  • 1 tablespoon honey

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°, Line baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silpat.
  2. Unfold puff pastry and place on top of the powdered sugar and smooth roll out pastry. With a rolling pin gently roll to a 13 x 13 inch square. Generously sprinkle the top with the brown and white sugars, cinnamon and walnuts. Drizzle with honey. Press mixture lightly into pastry with rolling pin. Roll the sides of the square towards each other until they meet in the middle. The tighter you roll the pastry the smaller your Palmier will be. The looser you roll the larger.
  3. Cut dough into 3/8 slices, set on baking sheet, cover pan in cling wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until crisp and golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes, turning halfway. Allow palmiers to rest on baking sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

45 comments:

  1. I know them, they are so delicious and they look so cute:)

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  2. I usually have puff pastry on hand for the same reason! This recipe looks amazing, and I'd love to make palmers this Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Beth, puff pastry is wonderful for those quick meals and desserts we all need from time to time. Take care!

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  3. I can't remember the last time I made these. You are right, the recipe is so versatile and perfect for when you need something in a hurry.

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  4. Mmm a decadent Holiday treat! My Grandpa was a baker in WWII and made his own puff pastry. That is a challenge I have yet to take on! Your idea of keeping some in the freezer is a great idea.

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    1. Wow! from what I understand puff pastry is tough to make, good for him. take care Mindy, Happy Holidays!

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  5. They look so pretty and very tasty, Cheri! I love puff pastry treats :)

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    1. Thanks Susan, I was surprised how easy these were to make, will be making again:) Happy Holidays!

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  6. I never thought I cared for palmiers until I tried homemade ones, and these look amazing, Cheri! I haven't used puff pastry in so long -- it's especially perfect for the holidays!

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    1. Thanks Marcie, I never used puff pastry much until this year, and now I try and always keep a box in the freezer for quick and easy meals and desserts.

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  7. Puff pastry is surprisingly easy to make. But it takes forever! I made it in catering college, aeons ago, and swore then that I'd buy frozen in future. :) Rough puff takes far less time, and would be great for these delicious treats.

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    1. Hi Johnny, never heard of rough puff before, will have to check it out. I've never made puff pastry from scratch, have always been a little intimadated by the process. Take care!

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  8. Your palmiers look extra crispy, perhaps it is the two kinds of sugar.

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    1. Maybe the brown sugar and cinnamon? just noticed that I did not add it on my list of ingredients, will correct now, thanks Karen.

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  9. I've always wanted to try these! They look fantastic and so flaky!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, they are pretty simple, even for me;)

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  10. What a great version of palmiers, with the chocolate and nuts! I love that. I haven't made them in a while but each time I do, everyone loves them. Yours looks perfectly made.

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    1. Thanks Monica, they are a hit around here too.

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  11. i always think these are so impressive! the sweet version is definitely my favorite, but i wouldn't turn down a savory twist either! :) puff pastry = magic.

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    1. Thanks Grace, I need to try a savory version, puff pastry is the best.

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  12. These would be so special for a holiday breakfast or brunch! Especially cool that they aren't difficult!

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    1. I know right, we all need a few quick and easy recipes. Thanks Inger!

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  13. Don't have any puff pastry in my freezer at the moment -- gotta correct that, and soon! Mainly so I can make these. :-) Really good. And they ARE easy, although they don't look like they are. Well, easy if you don't make your own puff pastry -- something I never do anymore. Fun post -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks John, yes, these really are quick and easy. Take care!

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  14. Delightful Cheri with the chocolate and nuts. I love the texture and flavor. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and your family Linda!!

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  15. Oh, boy, do I love palmiers and yours look fabulous. I'm making an appetizer with puff pastry and I should save the scraps for a few cookies :)

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    1. Thanks Liz, I did not realize these were so easy to make, love puff pastry.

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  17. These look positively sensational Cheri! I think I shall give them a try in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for sharing this sweet treat!

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    1. Thanks Peggy, hope you get a chance. Happy Holidays!

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  18. Your German cookies look amazing!!! Wow, is all I can write :-)

    Velva

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    1. Thanks Velva, we enjoyed them a little too much;)

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  19. I just learned of Palmiers last week, and am excited to try them! You are so right about needing recipes like these up our sleeves :)

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    1. Thanks Kris, my daughter used to work at a french restaurant and bakery. Thats where I first tasted one of these, since then I've been hooked.

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  20. These look beautiful and I wonder if they could be shaped like hearts (with the raspberry and chocolate) for Valentine's Day?! Cheri, if you ever get a chance to try Dufour puff pastry, you will love it! AJ's carries it and, yes, it is expensive but it is all butter! Yum!

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    1. Hi David, thanks for the tip, I will definitely try it. That is exactly what this recipe needs. Happy Holidays!

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  21. Those pastries look so good! Palmiers are my favorite make it yourself French pastry. They are definitely a great dessert to make when you need something amazing and you need it now. I'm looking forward to the shaved chocolate, nut and raspberry jam combination.

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  22. Oh my goodness, Cheri, I so enjoy visiting your blog and time is so short these days! These beautiful pastries are divine and I look forward to seeing your photography each time as it really stands out. Everything looks so lovely!

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