Sweet and Sticky: Honey Glazed Palmiers

Growing up, a special family treat was a giant elephant ear. Do you remember those? I don’t see them at the grocery store very often anymore. Elephant ears were big, sticky and sweet..and generally fried. My interpretation of those tasty elephant ears is a honey glazed palmier. Not only are palmiers easy to make but they are way too easy to eat – and baked, not fried. Layers of sugar sweetened puff pastry rolled into a pretty design.  A big bonus is that they can be prepared, baked and eaten in about 30 minutes. And if you are intimidated by how to make them, I have included some pictures of the rolling process below. It’s quick and easy!

Palmiers can also be made as a savory appetizer or snack. I can imagine a basil pesto filled palmier sprinkled with parmesan cheese or maybe a sundried tomato and goat cheese palmier. What sweet or savory flavor combinations would you like to see? Share your requests with me and I would be happy to attempt your concoction!

Honey Glazed Palmiers


1 Sheet Puff pastry

2 Tbsp White Sugar

1/4 Cup Honey

2 Tbsp Warm Water

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Lightly roll out the defrosted puff pastry to even thickness. Sprinkle pastry dough with 1 tbls of sugar.
  3. With the pastry’s longest edge facing you, roll the side closest to you in to the middle. Do the same with the top edge. See picture below for final result.
  4. Slice the roll into 1 inch Palmiers, approximately 12 in total. See the picture below.
  5. Place each palmier on parchment lined sheet pan, about 1 inch apart. Adjust palmier if it loses shape.
  6. Sprinkle Palmiers with remaining tbls sugar.
  7. Bake for 23-27 minutes, or until lightly brown.
  8. Mix honey with warm water, stirring until well mixed.
  9. While Palmiers are still hot, brush small amount of honey mixture on each pastry. Serve warm or store in airtight container.

2 responses

  1. OMG…I love pastries and stuff like this. I will make this over the weekend and let you know how it goes. This is one type of food that I have a hard time sharing( I get extremely greedy for stuff like this) I will have to buy a lot of pastry sheets, because I could probably eat all 12 of them. Mom, you need to make this one for dad, it is right up his alley.

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