Parmesan Palmiers

I normally make a few of these with scraps of puff pastry just for the 2 of us.

It’s a good way to use the leftover bits. I kind of piece them together, give them a quick roll with a rolling pin and I’m ready to assemble.

Our favorite is with Parmesan as a savory side to a salad or soup.

I made this batch for a dinner party a few weeks ago and used the whole sheet of pastry. I ended up with 18 of them – there were a few left for breakfast….

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Parmesan Palmiers

These are quick to make with purchased puff pastry and a nice accompaniment to salads or soups.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chilling time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Pastry


  • puff pastry sheet, (7.5oz, 230gr)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbs grated Parmesan cheese


  • Lightly drizzle olive oil over the pastry.
  • Sprinkle 2 tbs of Parmesan evenly over the top.
  • Make a mental note (or mark it) of where the middle of the pastry is.
  • Starting at the short ends, roll the puff pastry to the middle until the two rolls meet.
  • Wrap in cling film and refrigerate until used.
  • Remove from fridge and slice 1/3″ thick (.8cm).
  • Lay on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 8 – 12 minutes, 400F (200C) until pastry is golden and cheese is a bit darker.
  • Remove and serve immediately or allow to cool and store in airtight container.


The nutrition info assumes 16 palmiers, 2 per person.
They are quick to make and bake but do need chilling time so plan ahead. It should be chilled at least an hour and can be made 2 days ahead.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 186
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 98.7 mg
  • Fat: 13.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.9 mg
Parmesan Palmiers

You could fill them with dry-cured ham (Prosciutto?) rather than Parmesan. Bayonne Ham Palmiers

This is how the pastry looks after being rolled up:

If you want a sweet treat you could brush the pastry with melted butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

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