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Puff Pastry Pecan Triangles

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These sweet triangles are ideal as breakfast pastries or for enjoying along afternoon cup of tea. If you have ready-made puff pastry they are super quick to make.

These triangles hide pecan nut filling which is flavoured with Amaretto and freshly grated orange zest. You can prepare them quickly in the morning as freshly baked pastries or as a treat for unexpected guests in the afternoon.

Puff pastry pecan triangles are the best enjoyed while still warm. Why not to try also our puff pastry tarts topped with lemon cream.

Puff pastry pecan triangles
Puff pastry pecan triangles

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Why you'll adore puff pastry pecan triangles

If you like puff pastries, you will adore these little triangles with delicious pecan nut filling. The aroma of toasted pecan nuts is amazingly delicious especially enriched with grated orange zest and ground cloves. Toasting pecan nuts gives them crunchiness and enchances their nutty flavour.

No additional sugar in this filling, only a few tablespoons of agave syrup. You can swap pecans for any other nuts such as almonds, hazelnutspistachios - pastries will be also delicious.

Puff pastry pecan triangles

How to make puff pastry pecan triangles

Making these little puff pastries is so easy and quick if you have ready made pastry.

  1. TOASTING PECANS: Preparing these puff pastries start with making the filling for the pastries. First you need to toast pecan nuts in the oven until they become fragrant and lightly brown. Once cooled, finely ground half of the amount, while other half finely chop. 

  2. MAKING FILLING: Place pecan nuts in a bowl and combine with melted butter, then add agave syrup as we don't use any sugar in this recipe. For refreshing aroma add grated orange zest and ground clove. Combine everything and set aside.

  3. BAKING PASTRIES: Puff pastry should be cutted into 12 squares and transferred to the baking sheet, leaving some space between each square as they will puff while baking.

    Place a tablespoon of filling at one end of square, brush the edges of the square with beaten egg and fold over the opposite corner. Be sure to press the edges of pastries firmly with you fingers or with the tines of a fork so they don't open while baking.

    Bake in the oven until the pastries are puffed and golden brown. Dust with some icing sugar and serve immediately as these little puffs are the best while still warm.

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Puff pastry pecan triangles

Puff Pastry Pecan Triangles

MAKES: 12 pastries
COOKS IN: 40 minutes
LEVEL: Super easy

Handy equipment:


  • 1 ready rolled puff pastry (300g)
  • 150g (1 1/4 cup) pecans
  • 56g (4 tbsp) butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg, for eggwash


  1. Place the pecan nuts on the baking sheet and toast on 140°C/284°F for about 7-8 minutes or until fragrant and lightly brown. Stir occasionally pecans to toast evenly. Transfer them to a bowl and leave to cool. Grind finely half of the pecan nuts, while other half chop coarsely.

  2. Rise the oven temperature to 180°C/356°F and line the baking sheet with baking paper.

  3. Place the pecan nuts in a medium bowl and melted butter, agave syrup, grated orange zest, ground clove and combine well.

  4. Unroll your puff pastry and cut into 12 equal squares (6x6cm) and transfer them to the baking sheet, leaving room between each square.

  5. Place a tablespoon of the pecan mixture at one end of each square, brush the edges with beaten egg and fold over the opposite corner to create triangles. Press the edges firmly with you fingers or with the tines of a fork. Brush the tops of the triangles with the remaining egg.

  6. Bake in the oven for about 13-15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown and crisp. Leave the pastries on the tray to cool. Dust with icing sugar and serve while still warm!

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