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These Easy Apple Cheddar Palmiers on ASpicyPerspective.com are great for holiday parties!These easy baked Apple Cheddar Palmiers make a wonderful snack for any holiday party! They are a great make-ahead and taste great at room temperature.

These Easy Baked Apple Cheddar Palmiers on ASpicyPerspective.com are great for holiday parties!

I often feel like a military commander in my kitchen, on the day of a holiday dinner party. Barking orders, protecting the sacred cargo, holding down the fort from invaders.

My family strategically circles the kitchen until the meal is ready, slipping by the counter to snatch a stray slice of prime rib or an unwatched roll.

Easy Apple Cheddar Palmiers on ASpicyPerspective.com that are great for holiday parties!

Over time, I’ve discovered pre-party snacks are the way to go. Munchies that are out of the kitchen, and out of my way, keep us all sane until the guests arrive and the meal is ready.

Is does take a little extra work, but I believe it’s worth the effort!

Making Easy Apple Cheddar Palmiers on ASpicyPerspective.com that are great for holiday parties!

If you buy a few pre-made dips, then incorporate a couple quick homemade snacks, everyone is off the prowl until mealtime.

Apple Cheddar Palmiers are perfect for just such an occasion. They are quick to put together, and you can refrigerate or freeze until you are ready to use them. Then just slice and bake!

How to Make Easy Apple Cheddar Palmiers on ASpicyPerspective.com that are great for holiday parties!

Apple Cheddar Palmiers can even be baked ahead if you so desire, because they taste incredible at room temperature.

Want to make some?

Making Apple Cheddar Palmiers on ASpicyPerspective.com that are great for holiday parties!

Sauté some apples and shallots in butter. Then sprinkle them over the top of puff pastry sheets.

Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the top and start rolling…

Easy Baked Apple Cheddar Palmiers on ASpicyPerspective.com that are great for holiday parties!

Fold the pastry sheets inward 1/4 of the width on both ends like you’re folding a pamphlet. Fold in again so that the dough meets in the middle. Fold one more time to make a roll.

Awesome Apple Cheddar Palmiers on ASpicyPerspective.com that are great for holiday parties!

Then refrigerate until you are ready to make. When the moment strikes, pull your Apple Cheddar Palmiers log out of the fridge, slice and bake to golden perfection.

Apple Cheddar Palmiers are always a hit with my family. I bet your family will love them just as much!

Easy Apple Cheddar Palmiers on ASpicyPerspective.com

Apple Cheddar Palmiers

Yield: 2 dozen

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 baking apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup sharp grated cheddar
  • 2 sheets puff pastry (1 box)
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Lay each piece of puff pastry on its own piece of parchment paper and roll them lightly to remove the fold lines. Preheat a skillet to medium-high. Saute the apples and shallots in butter for 3-5 minutes. Add the nutmeg, then salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Top both pieces of puff pastry with apple mixture and distribute evenly. Then top them with shredded cheese.
  3. Fold the pastry sheets inward 1/4 of the width on both ends. Fold in again so that the dough meets in the middle. Fold one more time. Wrap the rolls in the paper and place the rolls in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to chill before cutting. (Wrap them well if you are prepping ahead.)
  4. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Carefully slice each roll into 12-15 1/2 inch slices and lay them flat on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Whisk the egg and brush it over the tops. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

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25 Responses to “Apple Cheddar Palmiers”

  1. Gulmoharposted December 3, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Everyone in my family loves Palmiers and your version sounds wonderful :-)


  2. Magic of Spiceposted December 3, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Your palmiers look perfect…Very delightful for the season, or breakfast ;)


  3. Damaris @Kitchen Cornersposted December 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    apple cheddar is my new favorite combination. we made some apple cheddar scones, a recipe that was passed down by one of my readers, and it kicked every scones butt. now i want to make your recipe.


  4. Monetposted December 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I would be circling the kitchen too if I knew these delicious treats were going to be coming out of the oven. I love apples and cheese, so I'm thrilled to see this recipe. Thank you for sharing with me. Have a love-filled weekend!


  5. Pacheco Pattyposted December 4, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Fun recipe! I love the look of these apple cheese palmiers and I could make a meal out of these, no problem. Have a nice weekend;)


  6. Baking Barristerposted December 4, 2010 at 6:07 am

    these are really creative and look great with the apple chunks coming out of the palmier. MUCH more appetizing than most palmiers. And I bark orders in my kitchen as well ;)


  7. Lisaposted December 4, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I've had the sweet palmiers before, but your savory ones look even better. I can only imagine that it would be like eating a flaky piece of apple pie. By the way, I'm holding a giveaway on my blog for Orglamix Organic makeup and you're welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/12/orglamix-organic-mineral-makeup-review.html


  8. Loriposted December 4, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I'd say this is precious cargo, Commander.


  9. MaryMohposted December 4, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    These look so simple to make and looks delicious in all ways. Great for parties. I love it. Thanks very much for sharing. Hope you have a lovely weekend.


  10. Chef Dennisposted December 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    what a wonderful appetizer! apples and cheddar go so well together, and using that puff dough really makes it much easier to put together.
    Thanks for such a great idea!


  11. Eileenposted December 4, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Oh those looks scrumptious. You are so creative. I can only imagine how hard it is for your guests to stay clear of your kitchen.


  12. Kay Heritageposted December 4, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Beautiful website, Sommer! Thank you for connecting with me. Look forward to getting to know you better through your site!


  13. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweetsposted December 5, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    What an original appetizer! These look really yummy.


  14. aliceposted December 5, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Oooh! These look great and the previous post thumbprints look divine. I'm looking forward to reading more with a cup of tea later on!


  15. blackbookkitchendiariesposted December 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    this are so pretty..i love the flavor combo..it's just delish!


  16. Ellie (Almost Bourdain)posted December 6, 2010 at 2:14 am

    Great looking palmers! I love the flavour combo.


  17. Stephanie Savors the Momentposted December 6, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Those palmiers look fabulous and love your strategy for deterring the "invaders" – thanks for sharing!


  18. briarroseposted December 6, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    What a great treat. The shallots are in interesting ingredient.


  19. Table Talkposted December 7, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Apple and chedar goes so well together, and through some puff pastry in the mix and you know it is gong to be good!
    I love make-ahead hors d'oeuvres like this one that may be served and enjoyed at room temperature. Leaves time for relaxing with guests!


  20. Hyosun Roposted December 9, 2010 at 1:48 am

    oh these look so good. Great holiday treats! Thanks for sharing.


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  23. traceyposted October 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    just made these for a fall picnic and they were a HUGE hit with adults and little ones alike. thanks for the fabulous recipe! i will be making these again for sure.


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