Introducing these Pecan Pie Delights – a must-have for your Friendsgiving feast! Quick, easy, and irresistibly tasty! If you’ve got puff pastry in the freezer, you’re halfway there to creating a delightful dessert. Just a few simple ingredients, and you can whip up something effortlessly elegant and utterly scrumptious! And, of course, don’t forget to crown it with a scoop of ice cream for that extra touch!
Puff Pastry Pecan Pie Bites
- 5 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup of rich dark brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of chopped pecans
- A pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup of heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 sheet of puff pastry thawed
- 1 large egg for an egg wash
- First things first, preheat your oven to a toasty 400 degrees Fahrenheit (about 200 degrees Celsius). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and you’re good to go.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, let 5 tablespoons of unsalted butter do its melting magic.
- Now, toss in 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar, your chopped pecans, and a dash of salt. Give it a good stir and let it cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens up a bit.
- Time to add 1/4 cup of heavy cream and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mix. Cook for an extra minute, stirring continuously. Then, take it off the heat and let it cool for a bit.
- While that tempting pecan topping is cooling down, let’s deal with the puff pastry. Roll out that thawed sheet into 6 equal rectangles.
- Place a tablespoon of the cooled pecan filling right in the center of each puff pastry rectangle.
- Get artsy – pull the corners of each pastry into the center, creating a sort of “pocket” like a dumpling.
- In a small bowl, beat up that large egg to make an egg wash. Brush it over the tops of your pastries, giving them a golden-brown finish.
- Lay those filled and sealed pastries on your prepared baking sheet. Pop them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before baking. (This helps them keep their shape!)
- Bake them in the preheated oven at 400°F for around 15 minutes or until the puff pastry turns a beautiful golden brown and puffs up.
- Take them out, let them cool for a bit, and then treat yourself to these delightful Pecan Pie Puff Pastries. Enjoy!