Tomato Jam and Cheddar Palmiers

Sweet tomato jam and cheddar pair well in these addicting appetizers.  Tomato Jam and Cheddar Palmiers are simple to make with refrigerated puff pastry and add a surprisingly sweet treat to your appetizer table.

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Happy Hump Day everyone!  I hope you’re week is going swimmingly….the sun has returned to my corner of the earth and I’m bringing back summer just a little bit.  All this Halloween mumbo jumbo is jumping the gun a bit but I hope it’s helping you plan your blow out Halloween bash.  We’ll be hosting a pre-trick or treat party this year to kick off the evening before we go out to beg for candy from all our lovely neighbors.  But for now….let’s celebrate the fact that we bottled up a bit of summer in a jar.

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Remember this tomato jam?  Well, I’ve been slathering it on all the things lately like crackers and epic grilled cheese sandwiches.  So I started brainstorming all the OTHER things I could use it for and, well, holiday parties and tailgating are going to be in full force soon…why not make a little appetizer that’s sweet and cheesy.  Buttery puff pastry will be the delivery system to get it into our mouths.  (You can find it in your grocer’s freezer section.)

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So easy to make, you just roll out your thawed (but still chilled) dough and add a thin layer of tomato jam over the entire surface.  Sprinkle with a fine white cheddar (I like Cabot’s Seriously Sharp Cheddar) and roll that baby up.  Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for an hour or until about an hour before you’re ready to serve. This will help keep the filling inside the pastry instead of squishing it all out when you cut it.  Remove from the plastic wrap, slice, bake and serve.  Tomato Jam and Cheddar Palmiers couldn’t be easier OR tastier and are fantastic paired with a Bloody Margarita.  Even though summer’s over, we can still get a taste of it every now and then.

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Tomato and Cheddar Palmiers

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar palmiers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 281 kcal
Author: Kellie

Sweet, salt and tangy pastry palmiers....the ultimate party appetizer.

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Ingredients

  • 2 sheets puff pastry thawed according to package instructions
  • 4 tablespoons tomato jam
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. On lightly floured surface, roll out one sheet of puff pastry until 1/4 inch thickness and spread 2 tablespoons evenly over the surface. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheese. Fold the sides of the dough towards the center so they meet halfway in the middle. Fold the sides again so the two folds meet in the center and then fold 1 half over the other so it sits on top. You will have 6 layers. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and repeat with remaining pastry.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  4. Slice the dough into 3/8-inch slices and place the slices, cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake the palmers for 6 minutes. Turn each over with a spatula and bake another 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and puffed up. Remove from the oven and cool for 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Tomato and Cheddar Palmiers
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 comments on “Tomato Jam and Cheddar Palmiers”

  1. First off – this tomato jam on its own is freaking awesome! It can elevate grilled cheese to super freaking awesome and as for these palmiers – wow – they are simply epic-ally super freaking awesome!

  2. These look like they’d be wonderful for parties!

  3. These look delicious. I noticed that Redbook picked up your recipe for an article on Thanksgiving appetizers. They’re telling people these palmers require no baking.

    Somebody at Redbook didn’t read the recipe.

    They’re number 29 in the slideshow.
    http://www.redbookmag.com/food-recipes/entertaining/g3684/easy-thanksgiving-appetizers/?src=nl&mag=rbk&list=nl_rnl_news&date=110517&slide=29

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