Last week I tested out my very first Palmier Appetizers for an upcoming cookbook giveaway. They were surprisingly easy to make. I got to thinking about different ingredients that you could use for this type of appetizer and this is what I came up with!
Believe it or not, this was the first time I used Puff Pastry. I know, I know, what was I waiting for? It is so easy to use and practically fail-proof!
All you have to do is unfold a thawed out sheet of Puff Pastry and spread the mixture evenly. I used a fork to spread and drag it near the edges.
Roll both ends toward the middle. Brush the area where they meet with egg wash to help them stick together when they bake.
Cut 1/2-inch slices across the rolls. I don’t bother using the ones on the ends as they don’t have much filling.
Cover your largest sheet pan with parchment paper and lay the slices down about 2-inches apart. Brush the top and sides with egg wash.
Bake until golden brown around the edges.
- 1 sheet of Puff Pastry, thawed (There are 2 sheets in a 17.3 oz box.)
- ½ of a 10 oz. box of frozen chopped spinach, thawed & thoroughly drained
- 2 oz. sliced pepperoni, chopped
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- eggwash: 1 egg + 2 tablespoons water
- Heat the oven to 400°F. Cover a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Dust the counter with flour. Open the Puff Pastry sheet carefully and lay flat on top of the floured surface.
- In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, basil, and mayonnaise.
- Spread the mixture evenly over the Puff Pastry.
- Roll the ends toward the middle.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg and water together. Brush the area where the rolls meet with the egg wash.
- Cut 1/2-inch slices across the rolls and lay down on the sheet pan 2-inches apart. Brush the tops and sides with egg wash.
- Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the middle is cooked.
Prepare the appetizer and place the slices on a large sheet pan. Cover the sheet pan with plastic wrap and freeze for 2-3 hours. When the slices are frozen, put them in a labeled freezer bag. When it’s time to bake them, spread them out on a sheet pan and let them thaw out on the counter. Bake as directed.
Makes 15 appetizers