Fig and Gruyere Palmiers

Palmiers are a super easy appetizer to assemble, and they’re impressive to serve too. This three-ingredient-recipe is quite a delicious version.

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Fig and Gruyere Palmiers

Yield: 28 appetizers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 (17.3 ounce) package frozen puff pastry (1 sheet), thawed
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gruyère cheese, divided
1/4 cup fig preserves, softened in the microwave for a few seconds

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. On a lightly floured surface, roll puff pastry sheet into a 14 x 10-inch rectangle. Sprinkle with Gruyère cheese. Roll both narrow ends of puff pastry sheet in to meet in center of rectangle.

3. Cut roll into 1/4-inch slices (which is easiest to do when you saw gently with a bread knife). Place slices on parchment paper-lined baking sheets; brush with melted preserves.

4. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

Tips:

*This recipe can be easily doubled if you'd like to use up the whole package of puff pastry and/or if you need more appetizers.
*You can make these pastries ahead and freeze the uncut, unbaked rolls. Wrap rolls in heavy-duty plastic wrap, and freeze. To serve, let rolls stand at room temperature 10 minutes before slicing. Brush with preserves, and bake as directed.
*Look in gourmet shops or good kitchen supply stores for Fig Jam. Sometimes your regular market will carry it too in a gourmet cheese section or the deli. If you cannot find it, you can use this recipe for making your own: Combine 1 cup dried black Mission figs (stems removed) and 1 tsp. lemon juice in a food processor; process until figs are coarsely chopped. Place fig mixture, 2 cups of water, 2 T. maple syrup and a dash of salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes, or until thick. Cool completely.

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Adapted from Southern Living