Ina Garten's Savory Palmiers

Made Famous By: Ina Garten aka The Queen Goddess
In my household we are BIG on sports.  Each season I like my kids to pick a sport.  Sports help teach my kids things that I can’t.

“What counts in sports in not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle.”

That quote does a beautiful job of explaining why I love sports so much.  My oldest is incredibly talented, but hasn’t really latched onto a sport until we signed him up for football.  This in itself was a huge surprise because if he has to play a sport when it is hot, he acts as if he is melting!  Practices for football started in AUGUST, the hottest month of the year.  I was completely surprised that he actually LIKED football.  My husband and I were singing praises that he actually loved it!!

There has been such huge difference in his confidence level.  I said, “Do you believe all the good things I have told you about yourself now?”  He answered yes.  Any mother knows how much joy this brought to my heart.  His little world has changed in a positive way and I have football to thank for that.

“There is something to be said about young men acting with courage, who fight as no one has ever seen young men fight before, who have been taught by their parents and who hold true to that, who perform with exactness.”
-Bronco Mendenhall

Savory Palmiers
1 Package Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, defrosted
¼ C Prepared Pesto
½ C Crumbled Goat Cheese
¼ C Finely Chopped Sun-Dried Tomatoes, drained
¼ C Toasted Pine Nuts
~Lightly flour a board and carefully unfold one sheet of puff pastry.  Ross the pastry lightly with a rolling pin until it’s 9 ½ x 11 ½ inches.
~Spread the sheet of puff pastry with half the pesto, then sprinkle with half the goat cheese,  half the sun-dried tomatoes, and half the pine nuts.  Sprinkle with ¼ tsp salt.
~Working from the short ends, fold each end halfway to the center.  Then fold each side again toward the center until the folded edges almost touch.  Fold one side over the other and press lightly.  Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.  Repeat for the second sheet of puff pastry using the remaining ingredients.  Cover both rolls with plastic wrap and chill for At LEAST 45 minutes.
~Meanwhile preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
~Cut the prepared rolls of puff pastry into ¼-inch-thick slices and place them faceup 2 inches apart on sheet pans lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 14 minutes, until golden Brown.  Serve Warm.


  1. Hi! I totally agree with your view on sports. My little girl is too young to join at the moment but she shows interest in ball games. I am sure she will be having a hard time choosing which sport to try soon since she wants to try everything...I love your recipe, I will have to do though with any type of puff pastry available in the store.
    More power!

  2. Anna-You are going to love it when your little girl starts to play sports. It is better than the pros!

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