Pecan Pie Pastry is a super easy recipe to make. Using puff pastry from the store, you can make this dessert in no time at home. It comes together super quickly, and everyone is sure to love it.
It all starts with puff pastry. I used store-bought. A lot of people ask me for a puff pastry recipe and I will post one soon, but for now, just know that you can make it yourself, there are tons of good recipes out there.
But for this recipe, we are trying to keep things simple and quick.
Imagine you are sitting at home and finds out there someone unexpectedly coming over to visit. This would be my go to dessert to make them in that situation.
In less than one hour, these pastries will be fully baked and ready to be enjoyed.
How to make Pecan Pie Pastry
First, make sure the puff pastry is thawed. Remove it from the freezer 30 minutes prior to making the dessert.
If you have no time to wait, remove the puff pastry sheet from the box, wrap it in paper towel. Microwave for 15 seconds on one side, flip it over and microwave for another 15 seconds.
Unfold the pastry sheet and cut into 6 pieces using a pizza wheel or a pastry cutter.
Place the rectangles you cut on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment or silicone mat.
Use the pastry roller, or a knife to score the top of the dough.
It’s time to mix the filling. Simply throw all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl and mix them together.
The ingredients you will need to make the Pecan Pie Pastry are:
- brown sugar
- dark corn syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Initially I thought it would be fine to substitute honey for the corn syrup, but it turns out that depending on the type of honey it will burn in the oven. To be safe, stick to using the dark corn syrup. You can actually substitute it for light corn syrup.
Once the filling is mixed in, spoon some on top of the pastries, in the center.
Brush egg wash around the edges of the pastry, and sprinkle with a sugar/cinnamon mixture.
The sugar cinnamon mixture will become crunchy in the oven, making this pastry super crispy and delightful.
Bake the pastries for about 15 minutes at 375 Fahrenheit.
You might need a bit less or more time depending on your oven.
If you are using a convection oven, turn the temperature down a bit. Bake them at 350 Fahrenheit in that case.
You can serve these pastries with some vanilla ice cream on top, or simply by itself.
Store leftovers in an air tight container. They will last a bit longer in the fridge, but need to be warmed in the oven before serving, or at least let them come to room temperature for a bit.
To heat them up in the oven simply place them in there for 5 minutes at 350ºF.
They can also be frozen after baked, or before baked.
How to freeze pastries
You can freeze the Pecan Pie Pastries unbaked, or baked.
To freeze them unbaked, place the assembled pastries (without egg wash) in the freezer for about 1 hour. Once they are completely frozen, wrap a sheet of parchment around each and you can stack them or place them in a ziploc bag.
To freeze these pastries baked, simply bake them as the instructions suggest, and let them cool down. Place the pastries in the freezer for about 1 hour, wrap them in parchment and place them in a ziploc bag or air tight container.
If you liked these pastries, maybe you will like some of these recipes:
Pecan Pie Pastry
- 2/3 cups chopped pecans
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg whisked
- 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon powder
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Roll out a puff pastry sheet and cut into rectangles.
- Score a smaller rectangle on the center of each rectangle. You don't want to cut all the way through, but just score the top so the edges of the pastry will puff up once the pastry bakes.
- Fill the center with a couple tablespoons of the pecan mixture.
- Brush egg wash around the edges of the pastry. You can use just egg for the egg wash, or mix a bit of milk with the egg too.
- Mix 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon powder.
- Sprinkle the sugar cinnamon mixture on top of the edges where you brushed the egg wash.
- Bake at 375 Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Depending on your oven it might take a bit longer or a bit less. When the pastries are golden on top and on the bottom, they are done baking.