With the super bowl approaching and awards season upon us, now is the time to stock up on tasty appetizer recipes. These savory pastry bites are jam-packed with cheesy, meaty, salty flavor and are pretty much guaranteed to be a hit at your next party. Plus, they can be prepared up to a day ahead of time and thrown (or probably gently placed) in the oven before your guests arrive or before you head out the door to a party.
If you’re wondering how to shape the puff pastry when making these, check out this post by Joy the Baker where she illustrates how to make sweet palmiers.
P.S. – Check out this sweet Nutella Palmier recipe.
P.S.S. – Check out these other tasty appetizer recipes:
Broccoli and Cheddar Potato Skins with Avocado Cream
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts
Taste: Appetizers usually consist of bite-sized goodies to hold you over to your meal. That means each bite needs to be bursting with flavor and these palmiers do not disappoint.
Texture: What is better than the texture of puff pastry? Seriously. Plus melted Parmesan cheese and crisp pepperoni. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Ease: You could make these in the time it takes to go to the store and pick out a (gross) pre-made appetizer.
Appearance: These pastries are shaped to look like elephant ears! Super cute and appetizing.
Pros: Easy, full of flavor, and can be made a day ahead of time (unbaked). Kid & adult friendly.
Cons: None really, besides the fact that this recipe is a tad bit indulgent.
Would I make this again? Yes! This recipe is perfect for parties or gatherings.
Pepperoni & Parmesan Palmiers
*Note: Avoid using puff pastry made with artificial ingredients as it will alter the taste. All-butter puff pastry can be found at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and other specialty stores.
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 sheet frozen all-butter* puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed
- 2 tablespoons honey-Dijon mustard
- 2 ounces packaged sliced pepperoni (about twenty-four 1 1/2-inch-diameter slices)
- 1 large egg, beaten to blend
Adapted from Bon Appetit Cookbook