The Magpies boss says the 17-year-old has a 'big career' ahead of him.
The Magpies forward started for Pardew's side during the 3-1 defeat at Manchester United on Boxing Day, although he did not net at Old Trafford.
Pardew, however, insists there is plenty more to come from the Newcastle striker, whom he believes has a 'big career' ahead of him.
“I thought he did okay,” the Newcastle boss is quoted as saying by the Shields Gazette.
“I felt sorry for Adam as in he had the shot and then they had the break and scored. I thought it was a good opportunity to give him debut on big stage.
“He’s going to have, I hope, a big career ahead of him. He showed little flashes. There’ll be more to come.”
Newcastle's next festive fixture comes on Sunday afternoon at St James' Park, when the Magpies host Everton.