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Palmiers

Easy, delicious and impressive; the trifecta!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Easy, Holiday, Sweet or Savory
Servings: 8 People

Ingredients

  • ½ c Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry thawed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  
  • In a small bowl mix the sugar, cinnamon and salt.  Sprinkle half of the mixture on your work surface.  Place the puff pastry sheet on top of the sugar mixture.  Sprinkle the remaining half of the sugar mixture on top of the sheet.  Use a rolling pin to roll out the puff pastry, making it about 2” larger on each side.
  • Fold each end of the pastry sheet in ¼ of the way towards the middle.  Fold each end in again so the two side meet in the middle.  Now, fold one half on top of the other.  Using a sharp knife, trim the edge of the folded dough.  Continue to slice all the dough into ¼ inch slices (a sawing motion works well). 
  • Place cut side up on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  (If it has taken a while to prepare the palmiers, put the baking sheet in the fridge for about 5-10 minutes so the butter and get cold again.)  
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 7 minutes.  Carefully and quickly turn the palmiers over and bake for an additional 3-4 minutes (keep your eye on them).  Remove and cool on a rack.

Notes

Serve with ice cream, fruit, dipped in chocolate or by themselves.
Omit the sugar mixture, fill with bacon and cheese (or other savory items) and serve as an appetizer.