These vegan raspberry palmiers are one of those pastries that look complicated, but are actually very simple to make. Flaky puff pastry is filled with raspberry preserves and sugar and then baked to crispy sweet perfection.
If raspberry isn't your thing, give these vegan cinnamon palmiers try.
Thought to have originated in France, the word Palmier translates to palm tree. They are sometimes also called elephant's ear or couer de France (heart of France), but many cultures have a similar pastry that goes by many different names.
Table of Contents
- puff pastry - many available frozen puff pastry sheets are vegan or you can make this homemade vegan puff pastry.
- raspberry preserves- my favorite is Bonne Maman, but any jam or flavor would be great
- coarse sugar - this is optional but I like to sprinkle on some turbinado or demerara sugar
Step By Step Instructions
If using frozen puff pastry, let it thaw per the package directions. Then roll out to a 12" x 8" rectangle on a sheet of parchment paper.
Spread a thin layer of preserves over the pastry and sprinkle with sugar.
Start rolling the pastry towards the center stopping at the halfway point.
Then start rolling from the other side until they meet in the middle.
Wrap the rolled up pastry in the parchment and place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. This will make it easier to cut.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Then remove from the roll from the freezer and cut into ¼" pieces.
Place the parchment paper and cut pastries on a baking sheet and sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring a cooling rack.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many puff pastry brands are in fact vegan. Check the label, but Pepperidge Farm and other brands use oil instead of butter.
Definitely. Try chocolate with hazelnuts or vegan cream cheese and strawberry jam. Get creative with it or keep it simple.
Storing and Freezing
These vegan raspberry palmiers keep well in an airtight container on the counter for a few days.
I have not attempted to freeze these.