Blue Cheese, Bacon and Candied Pecan Puff Pastry Bites

About 24 pieces
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Puff pastry bites with tangy Roth Buttermilk Blue® cheese, bacon, and candied pecans, need we say more? So sweet, salty, and savory.

By: Bev Weidner, Bev Cooks


  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed and cut into small squares
  • 4 slices bacon, rendered and crumbled (reserve about 1 tablespoon bacon fat)
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 (4-oz) package Roth Buttermilk Blue® cheese, crumbled 
  • Minced parsley, for garnish


  1. Heat oven according to the puff pastry box directions. Place pastry squares on a rimmed baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Fry bacon in a nonstick skillet, reserving about 1 tablespoon fat in skillet. Drain on paper towels, then crumble bacon.
  3. To the reserved bacon fat, add brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Heat over medium until the sugar dissolves and begins to bubble. Add pecans pieces and stir to coat with the thick, sugary skillet mixture, until coated.
  4. Remove from the pan. Place on parchment paper and let cool. Once cool, break into pieces.
  5. Divide and sprinkle Buttermilk Blue® cheese on each puff pastry square. Bake 15 minutes, or until the squares are puffed up and cheese is slightly browned and melted.
  6. Garnish each square with crumbled bacon, candied pecans, and minced parsley. Serve immediately.