Pecan Hand Pies with Creamy Lemon Schmear
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Pecan Hand Pies with Creamy Lemon Schmear
Pecan Hand Pies with Creamy Lemon Schmear

Pillsbury's Best™ Puff Pastry transforms traditional pecan pie into an easy, flaky and tender hand-held version. A dollop of lemon schmear adds a fresh twist to this Neighborhood to Nation contest recipe.

Servings: 24 servings (1 serving = 1 hand pie)
Creamy Lemon Schmear
INGREDIENT
WEIGHT
MEASURE
Heavy cream
1 lb 8.00 oz
3 cups
Egg yolks
5 each
Cornstarch
1.90 oz
1/3 cup
Lemon juice, fresh
4 oz
1/2 cup
Granulated sugar
10 oz
1 1/2 cups
Pecan Pie Filling
INGREDIENT
WEIGHT
MEASURE
Heavy cream
6 oz
3/4 cup
Light corn syrup
3.50 oz
1/3 cup
Brown sugar, packed
2 oz
1/4 cup
Cornstarch
2 Tbsp
Kosher salt
1/8 tsp
Egg yolks
2 each
Butter
1 Tbsp
Vanilla extract
1 tsp
Pecan halves, toasted
6 oz
1 1/2 cups
Assembly
INGREDIENT
WEIGHT
MEASURE
Egg, large, whisked
2 oz
1 each
Serving
INGREDIENT
WEIGHT
MEASURE
Powdered sugar
1 tsp
Lemon zest
2 tsp
Creamy Lemon Schmear
  1. Whisk together in medium bowl, 1 cup of the heavy cream, 5 egg yolks and 1/3 cup cornstarch; set aside.
  2. Stir together remaining 2 cups of heavy cream, lemon juice and sugar in 4-quart sauce pan.
  3. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Slowly add egg mixture to hot cream mixture whisking constantly; cook and whisk 3-5 minutes until thickened.
  5. Pour into bowl; cool 15 minutes, cover and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Filling
  1. Whisk 3/4 cup heavy cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, 2 Tbsp corn starch, salt and 2 egg yolks in 2-quart saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
  4. Stir in pecans and cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Assembly
  1. Thaw puff pastry at room temperature until pliable but cold, approx. 15-30 minutes.
  2. Roll out each sheet on lightly floured surface to 12x16-inch rectangle; cut each sheet into 12 (4-inch) squares.
  3. Place 1 heaping #70 scoop (approx. 0.75 oz) pecan pie filling onto center of each puff pastry square.
  4. Brush edges of each square with beaten egg; fold opposite corners together to create a triangle.
  5. Dip fork in flour; press firmly along edges to seal. Place in 3 x 4 pattern on parchment-lined full sheet pans.
  6. Brush tops with remaining beaten egg; bake as directed below until golden brown. Cool completely.
BAKE:
TEMP
TIME
Convection Oven*
400°F
14-17 minutes
Standard Oven
350°F
20-25 minutes
*Rotate pans baked in convection oven one-half turn (180°) after 7 minutes of baking.
Serving
  1. Sprinkle each hand pie with powdered sugar.
  2. Serve with #30 scoop (approx. 3 Tbsp) Creamy Lemon Schmear sprinkled with lemon zest.
  • Check out our delicious Pecan Hand Pies with Creamy Lemon Schmear recipe. Tried and tested by our expert Culinary team here at General Mills Foodservice.
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Nutrition Information

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Serving Size:
1 hand pie
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
45%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
17g
Protein
4g
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Nutrition values are calculated using the weights of ingredients.

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