Cranberry Cream Cheese Palmiers

November 23, 2011

Author Notes: I made cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving yesterday and "stole" a quarter cup of it to make these little palmiers to greet son Matt who came in from San Francisco this morning on the red eye. Not too sweet and great with a cup of coffee.... I've included my simple cranberry sauce here, but use your favorite if you like.inpatskitchen

Makes: 10


My cranberry sauce

  • 2 12 ounce bags of fresh cranberries, sorted and rinsed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
  • Juice of one orange
  • 1 medium apple peeled, cored and finely diced
  • 1 cup water

For the palmiers

  • 1 sheet puff pastry from a 17.3 ounce package
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup of the cranberry sauce, large berries smashed up a little
  • 1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water
In This Recipe


My cranberry sauce

  1. Throw everything in a medium sauce pan, bring up to the boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens and berries break up a little. Cool.

For the palmiers

  1. On your work surface evenly sprinkle the sugar over about the size of your sheet of pastry. Lay the pastry over and roll it out to about 10 x 12 inches.
  2. Spread the cream cheese evenly over the pastry and then spread the cranberry sauce over the cream cheese.
  3. With the short side of the rectangle closest to you, fold the pastry up to the middle of the sheet. Do the same with the top half.
  4. Loosely cover and refrigerate the roll for at least 30 minutes to firm it up.
  5. When ready to bake, trim the ends of the roll and then cut the roll into 10 even pieces. Place the pieces cut side down on a parchment lined baking sheet and brush a little egg wash on each piece.
  6. Bake in a pre heated 425F oven for 12 to 15 minutes until golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Reviews (11) Questions (0)

11 Reviews

JanetFL November 14, 2014
Here is another recipe of yours that has my name on it!
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inpatskitchen November 14, 2014
Hope you like it! Thanks!
JanetFL November 14, 2014
I am sure that I will! Thank you for another great recipe!
Panfusine November 23, 2011
This looks awesome, Can I Skip the egg wash though?
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inpatskitchen November 24, 2011
Thanks! And I don't see why not...I've made many puff pastry apps without the egg wash..I think it just gives it a little sheen.
TheWimpyVegetarian November 23, 2011
I LOVE palmiers!!! And they're such a great platform for adding different fillings. When I was graduation from school, there was a class party and we had to make something for the party. I made palmiers rolled with cheese and bacon pieces. I can't wait to try yours with cranberries and cream cheese!!! This is a winner!
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inpatskitchen November 23, 2011
Thanks so much ChezSuzanne!! I simply love anything with puff pastry....used it for my Little Mushroom Pinwheels and Little Spinach Pinwheels on this site The cranberry and cream cheese was a hit with my son this am!
TheWimpyVegetarian November 23, 2011
Me too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
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inpatskitchen November 23, 2011
And Happy Thanksgiving to you also!!
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inpatskitchen November 23, 2011
There are a couple left..come and get em!!
boulangere November 23, 2011
Ohhh, give me one right now!