Bourbon Pecan Hand Pies
These beyond-simple bourbon pecan hand pies are the perfect last-minute dessert or lazy-baker alternative to homemade pie. Store-bought puff pastry gives you a golden, puffed and unbelievably flaky crust and creates nice little pockets for the no-cook, 5-ingredient filling. This handheld dessert is a compact 2 to 3 bites, so it’s ideal for a dessert spread or even your holiday cookie plate. If you’re expecting a larger crowd, it’s also incredibly easy to double or triple
Pro tip: If you’re not able to thaw your puff pastry in the fridge overnight, then cover it with a clean kitchen towel and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. It should be pliable, but not too soft where the butter is beginning to melt and the dough looks floppy. If this happens, then pop it back in your fridge or freezer for a few minutes.