Easy Cranberry and Pistachio Palmiers

Easy Cranberry and Pistachio Palmiers

It is half term so an easy bake was on the cards for this weeks Great British Bake Off bake! A fruit savarin with chocolate work and caramel or fondant fancies didn’t seem to fit that description so I decided on palmiers.

Sweet palmiers are my preference rather than savoury so my very easy cranberry and pistachio palmiers were the result! So simple to make and perfect for Christmas too.

Easy cranberry and pistachio palmiers

Buttery puff pastry with sweet cranberries and  the crunch of pistachios, they are very moreish.

The tray is going to be empty at this rate as they keep being stolen from the kitchen.

Easy cranberry and pistachio palmiers

First step and the colours are looking great already. So festive, getting in the mood for Christmas right now!

Easy cranberry and pistachio palmiers

How to Make Palmiers

These are ready for baking in five minutes flat! Making the shape is as simple as rolling the pastry up from each side to the centre.

So start to roll on one long edge, but stop when you reach the centre, then do the same from the other side.

Easy cranberry and pistachio palmiers

Once baked, a dusting of icing sugar and you are all set!

Easy cranberry and pistachio palmiers

Easy cranberry and pistachio palmiers

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Easy cranberry and pistachio palmiers

Easy Cranberry and Pistachio Palmiers

An easy and impressive festive bake using ready-rolled puff pastry
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 171kcal


  • 375 g sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 100 g pistachios shelled and chopped
  • 100 g cranberries
  • 1 beaten egg for egg wash
  • icing sugar to dust


  • Spread the cranberries and chopped pistachios over the pastry sheet. Roll them in gently with a rolling pin.
  • Roll up tightly along one of the long sides, to the centre, then start again at the other side and do the same again to make the classic palmier shape.
  • If you have time, chill now. I didn't have time and they turned out fine I thought so don't worry too much if you don't have time.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut into 1 cm pieces. Place on  baking tray.
  • Brush the egg wash over the pastry.
  • Bake at 200 degrees fan for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
  • Dust with icing sugar and serve!
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Disclosure: Tesco provided a voucher towards my bake and I bought my ingredients at Tesco. All opinions are my own.

Easy cranberry and pistachio palmiers

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I love the sound of these flavours together, perfect for this time of year 🙂

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Very festive. I’ve just come back from Majorca and these were everywhere. I’ll be trying this recipe!

These look divine! What a wonderful flavour combination too. I’ll have to give them a go 🙂

Oooh yummy! I love cranberries and after making puff pastry once before I always buy pre made, it is so much easier and less time consuming x

Your palmiers look delicious Lucy, I love the idea of a cranberry and pistachio filling, perfect for Christmas time.

I’m with you there Lucy, I much prefer sweet palmiers to savoury ones (though i wouldn’t decline either to be honest 😉 ). Love the sound of the cranberry & pistachio filling. Fab colours,
Angela x


i agree about how Christmassy these are! I love how easy they are – perfect for us busy mums xx thank you for linking up

These would be lovely for Christmas Eve with friends, such great flavours x