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It takes just two ingredients to make these impressive but easy-to-do French pastries, which are often called palm leaves. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Sprinkle a surface with 1/4 cup sugar; unfold puff pastry sheet on surface. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Roll into a 14x10-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar to within 1/2 in. of edges. Lightly press into pastry.
  • With a knife, very lightly score a line crosswise across the middle of the pastry. Starting at a short side, roll up jelly-roll style, stopping at the score mark in the middle. Starting at the other side, roll up pastry jelly-roll style to score mark. Freeze until firm, 20-30 minutes. Cut into 3/8-in. slices.
  • Place cut side up 2 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets; sprinkle lightly with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake for 8 minutes. Turn pastries over and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake until golden brown and glazed, about 3 minutes longer. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
1 pastry: 83 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Sue
    Jul 18, 2020

    I melted some butter and put on the rolled out dough but not clear to the edge. I mixed sugar and cinnamon and sprinkled it on the dough. Very yummy!

  • sophiejo65
    Jul 15, 2020

    I don't know what it means to "roll into a 14x10 rectangle". Help!

  • Karen
    Jul 14, 2020

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  • Shannon
    Jan 25, 2018

    Just a suggestion, you really need to roll that tightly and try using other sugar besides the white death ;-)

  • oeg1kallee
    Dec 17, 2013

    happy, happy, joy , glad to have this easy peasy recipe. I used cinnamon sugar for a bit more flavor. My mom loves these, so glad to be able to make them for her. This would be great to serve at a ladies tea. Light, crisp and lovely

  • WilliamsD17
    Apr 25, 2012

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  • ittybittyknitty
    Jan 14, 2012

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  • tracy977
    Oct 17, 2010

    Super easy and crunchy! These were a big hit!

  • jennhen73
    Feb 17, 2010

    These seemed to simple to be fabulous - but I took them to a party and they disappeared before I knew it!