Thursday, March 11, 2010

Olive and Sundried Tomato Palmiers

If you are in need of a quick appetizer try this one!  There are only four ingredients (okay, 5 if you count the egg wash) but they are packed with flavor! Change up the fillings to suit your taste but remember this is supposed to be a quick and asy recipe so don't make it too complex.

If you are a frequenter of  Trader Joes, be sure to pick up a jar of their Olive Tapenade.  You all know how much I love my olives and therefore try different brands of tapenade often.  This is by far my favorite. 


Olive and Sundried Tomato Palmiers

Ingredients:

1 sheet of puff pastry
1/2 jar olive tapenade
Approx 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes packed in oil, sliced
1 cup shredded mozzarella

Egg wash - 1 egg plus 1 tbsp water, beaten

Directions:

Defrost puff pastry according to package directions.  Roll out pastry into approx a 14 x 11 inch rectangle.  Spread the tapenade over pastry, scatter the sundried tomatoes over the tapenade and then top with shredded mozzarella.  Starting with the short side, fold both sides of the pastry to the center.  Gently press both sides together so they stick.  Brush with egg mixture and slice into 1/2 inch slices.  Place cut slices on baking sheet and brush with egg mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.








18 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Great idea. I never know what to do with all the sun-dried tomatoes that are left in the jar when I use just a bit for a recipe. same for the olive paste.

dawn said...

oh yes yes, must make these. I love these kind of app's.

Maria said...

I love serving these at parties!

Spryte said...

Those look great!!

Allie and Pattie said...

We make all sorts of palmiers- love the versatilitry. And LOVE that tapenade!
xoxo Pattie

Bob said...

I'm not sure I've seen a savory palmier before. What a great idea!

Dionne said...

Oh wow, these look fantastic! Yummo, I am soooo salivating over these!

Patti T. said...

That is exactly what I was going to say Bob. Sure looks like a great idea though, and I do have a huge jar of sun-dried tomatoes in my fridge right now.

Megan said...

Love how easy these are! I made them for the first time for this past New Year's Eve. I did sundried tomato, pesto, parm ones and just plain parm ones. These must have been delicious with the tapenade. I've even seen that you can make dessert ones, which would be really fun!

Culinary Alchemist said...

Michele, this is an awesome idea! They sound delicious... : )

Danielle said...

wow...so simple! LOVE it! and super flexible too (why is my mind wandering towards a dessert idea here? LOL)

Jen_from_NJ said...

Too funny - I had Trader Joe's olive tapenade in my hand last weekend and ended up putting it back. Boy do I regret it now! Next time I'm near TJ's I will be picking some up. Great appetizer idea!

Silvia said...

I love this idea and I will be making it next week for my work party :)

Stacey Snacks said...

Great idea Michele!
I just bought a huge jar of kalamata olive spread at a Middle Eastern market and had no idea what to do with it all!
I love palmiers.

teresa said...

what a fantastic treat! i love the way you made these!

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Sophie said...

These look so yummy~they'd be great for a Christmas party because of their festive colors :D.

smilinggreenmom said...

YUM YUM YUM!!!