Valentine Palmiers 

Valentine Palmiers

Palmiers  are elegant  sweet   crunchy   cookies .  This  classic  french pastry  is  the  inspiration  for  this   valentine’s  day   treat . To me a perfect  valentine’s  day  desert  has  to  be simple, elegant  and  not  time  consuming.  Here comes  the  puff pastry sheets  to the  rescue !!!

These  elegant  bites are   ready in under 30 minutes.   Usually I like  to make   my pastry  dough   from  scratch ,  but  spending  hours  in   the  kitchen is  not  what  I planned to do on valentine’s  day .  If  you are  in the  mood  to  make  it  from  scratch try my  recipe  for  quick puff pastry dough.

Back to the  business at  hand 🙂 . Thaw  the  puff  pastry  according  to the  package  directions .   It   should   still be  cold  to  touch    but pliable . Of  course   you  can  use  home  made  puff  pastry. If you  plan to make  from  scratch  here is  my  quick and  easy puff pastry recipe , it  comes  together in no time  at  all , but  requires additional  30 minutes of  chilling  before  using .
While  the  puff  pastry is   thawing ,   scoop  about   2/3  cups  of  raspberry jam or  strawberry  jam .  The  jam  should be of  spreadable  consistency . If  too  thick add a  couple  drops  of  water  and   warm   to   thin   the  jam, but  the  jam should  not be  hot  when spreading . Preheat  the  oven  to 400° F (200° C).  Keep the  oven  rack  in the  middle.  Here  I am   using  two  9X9  puff  pastry sheet .    Notice  that  the  pastry   sheet  is   pliable   but still cold .
Spread  half  the  jam  all over  one  side  of  the  pastry sheet .  Roll  the  pastry  from  two opposite  sides   to the  middle .  If  it is  difficult  to  roll  or  the  pastry cracks ,  wait  for a  couple more  minutes  and   try again . Once  rolled   flip  the  roll  and  slice into 1 cm  thick  pieces  .  Pinch  the   pieces  a  little  to   form the   tip of  the   heart .   Keep the  layers  a  little  loose  to allow  for  proper  expansion .
Carefully transfer  the  pastries  to the   cookie  sheet . Arrange   them about   2  inches  apart .   Bake  at  400 ° F  for  about   20  to  25  minutes .
 Notes : 
The sweetness of  the pastry depends  on the  jam . This   recipe   yields  lightly sweet  pastry .   Sprinkle  sugar  over  the  jam according to your  taste .

When  assembling keep  the  puff  pastry   and  the   jam   cool . If  either is  warm   ,  the  layers  will melt  together and  the  pastry  will lose  its  crunchy  texture .Enjoy !!!

Valentine Palmiers 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: About 2 dozen

Valentine Palmiers 


Puff Pastry Sheets : 1 Pkg
Raspberry / strawberry jam : 2/3 C


Thaw the puff pasty according to package directions.

Preheat the oven to 400° F (200° C). Place the oven rack in the middle .

Unfold the puff pastry sheet while still a little cold . Spread the jam evenly over one side of the pastry sheet. Roll the pastry sheet from two opposite ends evenly so they meet in the middle . Flip the log formed to have the covered end on top .Cut into 1/2 inch thick slices . Place on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart . Pinch the covered side a little give the heart shape .

Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the jam is bubbly and the sides start to brown .

Remove from the oven , cool on the sheet for 2 minutes . Transfer to the cooling rack .

Store in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days .


Originally published on Feb, 2016.  Edited for text and  pictures .

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