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Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Recipe of the Week - Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers
by Wen Zientek-Sico

Quick, easy, and elegant describes these simple Parisian pastries that are full of lovely flavor. They make a delightful addition to any dessert buffet, simple snack, light dessert, or even breakfast treat. Kids love them too!

Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers
Palmiers are a traditional French pastry made from a rich, buttery, and flaky dough. Traditionally the recipe is time consuming and labor intensive, but commercial puff pastry makes an almost identical substitute. These quick and easy pastries make a lovely wonderful dessert, treat to serve with a pudding or ice, or as a great snack with café au lait. The Palmiers can be made two days in advance and refrigerated in a tightly sealed container. They should be warmed to room temperature or reheated in a 300 degree oven before serving.
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 (17 1/4 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed

Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease two baking sheets. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon. Unfold one of the puff pastry sheets on a clean surface. Sprinkle evenly with a quarter of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Gently press the cinnamon sugar into the pastry. Flip the pastry over and repeat. Roll up each long side of the puff pastry jellyroll fashion to meet in the middle, forming the V shaped Palmiers. Tightly wrap and place in the freezer. Repeat with the other sheet of dough. Remove the first sheet from the freezer and slice the log into 18 1/2-inch thick slices. Place each slice two inches apart on one of the cookie sheets. Repeat with the other log. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Flip each of the pastries over and continue to bake for 7-8 minutes, or until crisp and pale golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.

Makes 36 Palmiers
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

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