I was recently contacted with an opportunity to participate in a recipe challenge using Pepperidge Farm’s puff pastry. If any of you have ever tried to make puff pastry on your own, you know what a great, convenient product the frozen puff pastry is. It’s readily available in both sheets and shells. I keep some in my freezer all the time. As a matter of fact, the Toasted Pecan Chicken Salad I posted the other day would be great served in puff pastry shells!
Pepperidge Farm has a whole site located at http://www.puffpastry.com devoted to their puff pastry products. There are some great recipes already there and I’m honored to be asked to develop a new one to include. Part of the challenge in developing the new recipe is to use an ingredient native to the state of Georgia. Now, Georgia produces some great agricultural products and I’ve chosen one of my favorites – pecans – for this challenge.
I have some ideas floating around in my head, but I’d love to hear your ideas, too! What would you do with some puff pastry and pecans?
Disclaimer: Pepperidge Farm has offered to provide a stipend to cover time and materials for participating in this recipe challenge.