Savory Olive & Goat Cheese Palmiers
1 package (2 sheets) prepared puff pastry dough, thawed
1/2 cup crumbled chèvre cheese
1/4 cup prepared olive tapenade (or another type, like artichoke tapenade)
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
Coarse salt, to taste
Allow the puff pastry dough to thaw, according to the package directions.
Lightly flour a flat work surface.
Place one sheet of the dough on top of the other on the floured surface, and gently roll it out to a 9x12-inch shape that is about 1/4-inch thick. (You could use each sheet of dough individually, if you prefer.)
Spread the olive tapenade over the dough, followed by the crumbled chèvre cheese. Top with the toasted pine nuts.
Start by rolling the short ends of the dough toward each other until the meet in the middle.
Tightly wrap the rolled dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
Unwrap the dough and use a serrated knife to slice the rolled dough into 1/4-inch slices, and put them on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Sprinkle the tops with the coarse salt and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until they are just lightly golden.
Made with puff pastry, Savory Olive and Goat Cheese Palmiers are tasty, flaky appetizers that are super-easy to make. Perfect for gathering with friends on any occasion! Featured on my blog, Grab a Plate (www.azgrabaplate.com).
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:09am