Gluten Free Pecan Hand Pies

Pecan Hand Pies

Pecan Hand Pies




Whether you prefer baking or frying, these gluten-free pecan hand pies are the perfect sweet treat!


  • 1 18-oz. package GeeFree puff pastry dough

  • gluten-free flour for dusting

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup

  • 2 eggs, large

  • 5 tablespoons butter, unsalted

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups pecans, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, pure

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten for egg wash

  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Bring dough to room temperature. Heat oil to 375°F.

  • In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, eggs, butter and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce the heat to a simmer and stir in the pecans. Simmer for about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • Dust counter with gluten free flour. Take dough and roll it out to approximately 1/4 inch thick.

  • Cut into rounds or squares then take about a tablespoon of filling and put in the center of the dough. Brush edges with egg wash and place another round on top. Press edges tightly. You can use a cut and seal press as well.

  • Fry in oil for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel to remove excess oil.

  • Baking Method
  • Heat oven to 375°F.

  • After pies are formed, place on a greased sheet pan and egg wash the tops.

  • Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.