The holidays call for pecan pie or festive pecan pie puff bites.
I honestly can’t remember the last Thanksgiving or Christmas that there was not a pecan pie present and accounted for. Pecan pie is a holiday favorite for this crew, and I will always be down for it. Well, that was until I came across these festive pecan pie puff bites. Y’all, these are so good and a yummy alternative to a slice of pie. Easier to eat and of course keep myself from eating an entire pie 😉
Basically the same as a simple pecan pie.
These festive pecan pie bites are very similar to a pecan pie. The main difference is that these puff pastries are well, made with a puff pastry crust, instead of your typical pie crust. The pecan pie filling isn’t as ‘filling’ as with a pie, but it is still just enough!
If you love pecan pie, then you have got to give these festive pecan pie puff bites a try.
Make sure that puff pastry is in check!
As the name entails, a puff pastry will puff. You need to make sure that your puff pastry dough is the right thickness and not too thick. You will end up having more puff pastry than pecan pie filling in this case. I loved this Jus-Rol Puff Pastry Dough because it was already ready to go. The other thing you need to make sure you don’t forget to do is poke holes into the dough. You don’t want to have too much air trapped into this dough where it puffs out of those muffin cups.
The next time I make these, I want to actually use this puff pastry dough to encase the pecan pie filling. Think of an eclair type of dessert. Please and thank you! I will take these festive pecan pie puff bites all the different ways.
The use of the muffin cup liners isn’t a necessity, but I wanted all the yummy pecan pie filling to stay with the puff pastry dough instead of landing itself in the muffin cups themselves. Totally up to you though! If you choose not to use the muffin cup liners, then make sure to spray those muffin cups good with some non-stick spray!
- 1 roll of puff pastry dough
- 2 cup of pecan pieces
- 1 egg
- 1 (14 oz) can of condensed milk, sweetened
- 1 cup of light Karo Syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- Preheat oven to 350
- Prep a 12 cup muffin pan with with cupcake liners
- Mix the pecan pie filling: egg, condensed milk, Karo Syrup, vanilla extract and salt. Once these have been mixed well, fold in the pecan pieces and set aside.
- Prep the puff pastry crusts. Roll out the puff pastry dough onto parchment paper, and cut 12 rounds using a 3 1/2" biscuit cutter.
- Pierce each round several times using a fork. Then place each puff pastry round into a muffin cup and press down to make sure there is no air between the puff pastry and the muffin cup.
- Add 1 tablespoon of the pecan pie filling into the center of each puff pastry round
- Bake at 350 for 16 minutes or until the puff pastry starts to brown.
- Remove for the oven and allow the pecan pie puff bites to completely cool before enjoying!
Pecan pie mixture can be saved in the refridgerator for up to 3 days.
Enjoying all the special moments.
This time of year we get so caught up with the chaos of the holidays that we sometimes forget how to actually enjoy this time of year. I hope with simple recipes like this one, you will find that extra time to enjoy time with your family and friends.