Sunday, October 11, 2009

Apple and Cinnamon Palmiers


Palmiers, I love palmiers. They seem like they're hard to put together, but honestly, these were ready in a matter of minutes. The only slightly tricky part is to fold the puff pastry tightly, but really.. you could almost do it with your eyes closed.

This is the second to last apple recipe for this fall.. my bag of apples seems a little morose now... there are only 3 or 4 left and I can't wait to go and pick more.

Apple and Cinnamon Palmiers


2 sheets of square puff pastry
1 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of kosher
1 apple

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.

Mix the sugar, salt and cinnamon. Spread 1/2 cup of sugar mixture onto your working area. Place one sheet of puff pastry on top of the sugar. Add another 1/4 cup of the mixture on top and gently press down with the palm of your hand. Using a small brush, brush off excess sugar.

Peel and grate the apple. Tightly press onto a kitchen towel to remove excess moisture. Sprinkle half of the grated apple onto the puff pastry. Lightly press them down with the palm of your hand. Fold 2 sides of the square puff pastry into the middle of the puff pastry surface. Fold the sides towards the middle again to create double-layered folds. Then, fold one of the sides onto the other (as if you were closing a book). Reserve and do the same with the second puff pastry sheet.

Slice the puff pastry into 3/8 inch slices and place cut side up on a parchment-line baking sheet. Bake for 6 minutes, turn the palmiers over, and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until perfectly golden. Let cool on a cooling rack. Enjoy!

37 comments:

Michelle said...

These look tasty as heck... but theres no recipe?

Chocolate Shavings said...

Michelle: I had a problem when I first published it, but the recipe is up now!

zurin said...

These looks so crisp and buttery. what an excellent snack they would make. YUM. tq for dropping by my place :)

Nina Timm said...

I love a good palmier and this IS a good palmier. I love a addition of apple. Beautiful shot too!!!

Ashlea said...

I love palmiers and have never had one with apple and cinnamon... this sounds delicious!

Kate at Serendipity said...

I love palmiers too. Did you know that in Germany they're called "swine ears"? Not nearly as romantic, but just as good. These little heart shaped crunchies are perfect for a mid-afternoon snack.

What a gorgeous photo!

Sweet and Savory said...

This looks delicious. Back to my love for apples and cinnamon.

I think I have some puff pastry and I have extra apples from a tart and a cake I made.

Maybe, just maybe, I can fit this in.

Barbara said...

I'm with you..I love palmiers. Crunchy, gooey and satisfying. Have never done apple- but I sure am going to make these!

Karen @ Mignardise said...

Sounds easy and looks delicious. What more could I ask for?

pigpigscorner said...

This looks amazing! Great idea with the apples.

Dawn said...

I have yet to make palmiers as I always eat those giant ones at whole foods. but after seeing your perfect ones I want to give it a go.

Mini Baker said...

those are so beautiful! you take awesome pictures :)
-mini baker

anna said...

Yum! I just baked some palmiers this afternoon - I made them with mulling spices so they'd go with the apple cider I got this weekend! Putting apple IN the palmiers, though...probably even better.

Coco Bean said...

Ugg! I wan't one right now! If you have any trouble getting rid of these (or any other dessert) let me know... they call me "the cleaner".
Ps. I can't belive you still have apples left after all these beautiful recipes!

Deborah said...

I've never made palmiers, but I think it's about time I change that!

Veggie Belly said...

this is so beautiful. i love the lighting in this picture.

Junglefrog said...

I've never made palmiers but they look gorgeous. Beautiful photo!

Ingrid said...

Yum, those look amazing!
~ingrid

Amanda said...

Your site is WONDERFUL!! And delicious!! And WONDERFUL!! You are so talented!


Many blessings-
Amanda

frockandfork said...

Those are so absolutely beautiful and so delish looking! btw, the photo is amazing!

Chanel11 said...

Yum! Perfect for an afternoon treat.

this week for dinner - jane maynard said...

those puppies are jumping off the screen begging me to eat them. yum!!!

Hilary said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I've never seen 'flavoured' palmiers before, but these make me want to pull the leftover puff out of the oven and get to work.

Heather Garwood said...

Not only is that a beautiful shot they look like they taste yummy!

Christy said...

These look so yummy and perfect with a nice, hot cup of coffee!!

Julie R. said...

Oooh, delightful! Thanks for sharing!

Frugal Kiwi said...

Wow, that seems easy for such a beautiful end product.

rick @ à la mode said...

wow, adding apples and cinnamon to palmiers is genius! can't wait to try this.

Irene said...

This is like my dream dessert! And your photos are very lovely, as usual.

kimberleyblue said...

I've never made palmiers, even though I completely love them. I love the idea of adding apples and cinnamon even more! I can't wait to try these.

Pops De Milk said...

Thanks for visiting my site :)
You have so many apple recipes, they look so yummy! I'm definitely interested in making these palmiers.

P.

Olga said...

they look so great!
I have some home-made puff pastry in the freezer from Daring Bakers challenge...perhaps that's what I should do with them.

Jessica Lee Binder said...

I love the idea of pressing apple into the dough. You can't really see it so I would think it was a regular palmier but surprise, it's not. =)

sara said...

Yum! I have some puff pastry in the freezer right now, and I believe this will be its destiny. Thanks!

ArtsyTeree said...

Hi, I like your blog and your recipes. I tried to make this palmiers last weekend and they were lovely. They were eaten up in two days, which is record in sweet meals in our home :-)) I lived for some time in spain and I loved palmiers. Thank you!

Chocolate Shavings said...

ArtsyTeree:I'm glad you and your family enjoyed them. They're the perfect quick treat aern't they?

tasteofbeirut said...

I am nuts about palmiers but only like them with a really good puff pastry! these with a grated apple are new to me but sounds scrumptious!

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