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Smoky Pecan Puffs

Guests will think you fussed when you set out a tray of these pretty puffs. For a more festive look, cut the pastry with a small star cutter. —Awynne Thurstenson, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    81 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion

Directions

  • Unfold puff pastry; cut into 1-in. squares. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Whisk egg and water; brush over squares. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, sherry and Liquid Smoke if desired; stir in pecans and onion.
  • Split each square horizontally; spread with 3/4 teaspoon cream cheese mixture. Replace tops.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 29 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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