Apple Pecan Pastries


Swirls of flaky pastry are filled with cinnamon scented apples and pecans. A quick dusting of confectioners' sugar and they're ready to enjoy!

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Bake: 15 minutes
  • Cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 6
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  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 tbsp. butter, cut into pieces

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

  • 1 tbsp. confectioners' sugar


  1. Heat the oven to 375°F.  Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Stir the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl.  Add the apples, pecans and butter and toss to coat.

  3. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 15x10-inch rectangle. Brush the pastry sheet with water. With the long side facing you, spoon the apple mixture on the pastry to within 2 inches of the long sides and to the edge of the short sides. Starting at a long side, roll up like a jelly roll. Cut the pastry roll into 12 (1 1/4-inch) slices. Place the pastry slices, cut-side down, onto the baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar.

  5. Flavor Variation: You can substitute walnuts for the pecans if you like.

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Heat is the enemy of Puff Pastry—it handles best when cold. So avoid working with it on hot, humid days, in a stifling hot kitchen or next to your oven.

When serving Puff Pastry, cut with a serrated knife for the most even, attractive presentation.

Puff Pastry can puff up to 8 times its original thickness. That means even a sheet rolled to a thin ¼-inch thickness will rise 2 inches.

Use a marble pastry board to help keep Puff Pastry cold while rolling and cutting.


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  • Toasting pecans gives them a more intense, nutty flavor. You can toast them in just a few minutes by heating them in a skillet.

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Submitted by:
Zoe R.
Date: 6/6/2006

5 star rating

"very economical recipe!"

Submitted by:
Joyce M.
Date: 10/29/2006

5 star rating

"This is a family favorite at our home, and it will be in your home too."

Submitted by:
Mary R.
Date: 2/7/2008

5 star rating

"I doubled the recipe (one with pecans and one without), as I was making it for a funeral dinner at my church. I actually got 34 pastries out of the rolls. They taste like miniature apple pies. What a wonderful dessert! These are going to the front of my recipe box."

Submitted by:
Date: 11/17/2008

5 star rating

"Best thing I have tasted in ages... gonna try and make it like a baklava next.."

Submitted by:
Vicki H.
Date: 12/5/2009

5 star rating

"Very tasty. The hardest part was rolling it out to 15x10."

Submitted by:
Melody S.
Date: 8/31/2010

5 star rating

"I may never make apple pie again. These are phenomenal! We don't like nutmeg though so I substituted cardamom."

Submitted by:
Thomas M.
Date: 3/18/2011

4 star rating

"Too much filling for one sheet of pastry."

Submitted by:
Jeanne F.
Date: 5/5/2011

4 star rating

"I sliced my roll into thinner pieces and baked in miniature baking cup pan. Great for a cocktail party or reception."

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