Mediterranean Palmiers Recipe

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My mother shared this recipe with me a few years ago and it quickly became a family favorite for any occasion. I often make them and freeze before baking. When ready to use, bake until golden.—Christine Farnsworth, Flagstaff, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:40 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, patted dry
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 palmier equals 77 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch


  1. Unfold one sheet of puff pastry. Spread 2 T. pesto to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with half of the cheese, tomatoes and walnuts.
  2. Working from the left and right sides, roll edges of pastry jelly-roll style toward the center. Roll at 1-in. intervals so that rolls meet in the center. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut each pastry sheet into 20 slices.
  3. Place cut side down 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 40 appetizers.
Originally published as Mediterranean Palmiers in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p182

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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