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Pesto Palmiers

December 22, 2015

A palmier is a type of pastry that looks a bit like an elephant ear or palm tree. These ones are made with puff pastry and pesto and other tasty ingredients. Palmiers are relatively quick to pull together and make a festive party appetizer.

You will need:

  • 1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed and ready to use
  • 8 oz pesto
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 8 oz sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and patted dry
  • 1/2 c pine nuts
  • 1/2 c Parmesan, shredded

Then you will…

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unfold the puff pastry sheets. Roll them out until roughly 10×12 inches.
  3. Spread half of the pesto on each sheet of puff pastry.
  4. In a food processor, add the goat cheese with the sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts. Pulse until combined (mixture will not be a smooth puree).
  5. Spread half of the goat cheese mixture on each sheet of puff pastry.
  6. Sprinkle half of the Parmesan cheese on each sheet of puff pastry.
  7. Roll the long ends into the middle. The two sides should meet halfway along the short end.
  8. Brush a little water along the new middle seam and press to gently seal.
  9. Transfer the two long tubes to the prepared baking sheet.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap.
  11. Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  12. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  13. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  14. Place, cut side up, on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Leave about 2 inches between palmiers.
  15. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden and flaky.

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