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Raspberry Pistachio Palmiers #FoodieExtravaganza

Raspberry Pistachio  Palmiers are flaky puff pastry cookies with a sweet and festive fruit and nut filling.
Raspberry Pistachio Palmiers

Raspberry Pistachio Palmiers

By Sue Lau | Palatable  Pastime

My recipe of the day is for raspberry pistachio palmier cookies, which are made of crisp and flaky puff pastry with an easy jam filling.

I knew I wanted to bake some of these up  when the Foodie Extravaganza group theme for this month was all about pastry, and this being the week to bake cookies, it just naturally followed.

Raspberry Pistachio Palmiers

I hadn’t actually made any of these filled with jam before so was a little surprise when the baking time well exceeded what it was supposed to be.

I don’t know.

It could be a combo of the amount of jam I put or the added filling  of  the nuts,  but it did seem  to  take more time. But in  the end it turned out well. I recall seeing the idea of filling these with raspberry jam on another blogger’s page, but  in her case it failed, and she just abandoned the idea. She said her filling oozed out everywhere.

This didn’t happen to  me- and that could be how  much jam I used- or not (I don’t know how much the other blogger used), but I did spread however much to coat the pastry without being thick or thin.

In  the end  the flavor reminds me a little of a crisp raspberry baklava- well, it would if  it  had a honey syrup. But it is nicely sweet and pretty addictive. And having  made baklava a number of times before, I have to say this is far easier to do.  I hate the tediousness of brushing phyllo with butter. Otherwise I’d make that more often, along with spanakopita, my fav phyllo wrapped item.

But puff pastry is nice to use. It makes the best turnovers. And I have to admit when I was young I loved chicken ala king just so I could have the puff pastry shells. Is that naughty or what?

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Raspberry Pistachio Palmiers

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Raspberry Pistachio Palmiers

  • Servings: 24-30
  • Difficulty: easy
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Raspberry Pistachio Palmiers

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet Wewalka refrigerated puff pastry (13.2 ounces), or frozen  puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup multicolored coarse crystal sugars
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam,   warmed slightly
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pistachios

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Unroll puff pastry onto a sheet of parchment paper. If you do you  the frozen type instead of  refrigerated, make sure it is thawed completely- without letting it thaw too long.
  3. Sprinkle the top of the  puff pastry with the coarse crystal sugars. This type  of sugar is bigger than normal cookie decorating  sugars so be cautious if you substitute that (you won’t need as much).
  4. Pat the sugars in then  top with another piece of parchment to help with turning the puff pastry over,
  5. Spread the other side with the warms jam using  a pastry brush then sprinkle with nuts.
  6. Going from the sides folding towards the center, fold each of the left and right sides over twice to n=meet in the middle, and fold over one more time to make a jelly roll-ish looking pastry.
  7. Refrigerated that wrapped in the parchment for about 20 minutes  to get the warmth where you touched it out.
  8. Then  make slices about 1/4-inch (approximate) and lay  those onto parchment on a baking sheet. The will look a bit compact and thin but  don’t worry.
  9. Leave some space for them to expand (you will   do two baking sheets worth).
  10. Bake the palmiers for 25-35 minutes or until the open  edges spread apart into a heart shape and the pastry looks opaque.
  11. Cool completely on the parchment, then store between waxed paper (because of the stickiness of the jam).

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Raspberry Pistachio Palmiers

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  3. Your palmiers look wonderful. I was going to make rugelach with the puffed pastry but since I’m a procrastinator I was able to change to a savory dish. Worked out for me this time LOL

  4. These are so pretty with the jam and the sprinkles! So happy they turned out even if they did take longer than expected. Glad you soldiered on!

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