Pecan & Boursin Savory Tarts with Puff Pastry

Pecan & Boursin Savory Tarts with Puff Pastry

Be the HIT of the PARTY with these Pecan & Boursin Savory Tarts with Puff Pastry. It only takes 5 ingredients, and in less than an hour you will have these pecan appetizers ready to serve! And you know what else? These Boursin and Pecan appetizers are great MAKE-AHEAD snacks that can be stored in the fridge and heated up for the party!

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Ingredients for Pecan & Boursin Savory Tarts with Puff Pastry:

Boursin Cheese: Its creamy texture and tangy flavor offer richness that complements the other ingredients, adding depth to the tart.

Pearson Farms Peach Pepper Jelly: This jelly provides a sweet and spicy flavor profile that enhances the overall taste. The peach flavor adds a fruity contrast to the savory elements.

Pearson Farms Pecan Pieces: These pecan pieces bring a crunchy texture and nutty flavor, creating a contrast with the creamy cheese and sweet jelly, adding depth to the tart.

Chives: They contribute a subtle onion-like flavor and vibrant color to the tarts, balancing the sweetness and richness of other components with a touch of freshness.

Spray Oil: Used for greasing the tart pan or muffin tin, ensuring easy removal of the tarts and preventing sticking.


Why you will love these Boursin and Pecan Tarts:

Boursin and Pearson Farms Pecan Tarts offer a flavorful combination that blends creamy Boursin cheese with the sweet-spicy tang of Pearson Farms Peach Pepper Jelly. The addition of Pearson Farms Pecan Pieces creates a delightful crunch and nutty essence, resulting in a harmonious blend of sweet, savory, and nutty flavors in every bite.

These tarts present a unique textural experience. The creamy Boursin cheese paired with the crunchy pecan pieces offers an intriguing contrast. This medley of textures – creamy, crunchy, and flaky – contributes to a satisfying and enjoyable eating experience.

The versatility and uniqueness of Boursin and pecan tarts make them stand out. The incorporation of chives adds a subtle yet distinctive flavor while Pearson Farms Peach Pepper Jelly introduces a balance of sweetness and heat. These tarts can serve as versatile appetizers, snacks, or as part of a brunch menu, making them a memorable and adaptable dish for various occasions

Sweet and savory Boursin mini pecan tarts

Pecan & Boursin Savory Tarts with Puff Pastry

These Pecan & Boursin tarts with puff pastry are slightly sweet, and slightly savory. Perfect to make ahead for a party!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boursin, easy recipe, pecans, Puff pastry
Servings: 8 tarts
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • Mini muffin pan
  • bowl
  • spoon


Ingredients for Sweet and Savory Boursin Mini Pecan Tarts:


Instructions for Sweet and Savory Boursin Mini Pecan Tarts:

  • Thaw puff pastry in fridge overnight, or on the counter with a towel over it for 20 minutes.
    1 sheet Pastry
  • Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
  • Add the pecan pieces to a skillet and lightly toast for about 2 minutes, watching and staring with a wooden spoon to avoid buying them. Pecans have a high oil content, and can go from fine to burnt in a matter of seconds. (Trust me, I know from experience!) Immediately pull the pecans off the heat and pour into a bowl or onto a piece of foil to cool.
    3 tablespoons Pearson Farms Pecan Pieces
  • Spray the inside of mini tart form pan with spray oil. We have an 8 mini tart pan, but they come in different varieties. This recipe will make about 9 tarts.
    Spray oil
  • Using a circle biscuit cutter that will give you a round that will fit into the tart pan, start to cut out rounds out of the puff pastry. You can also just cut the puff pastry into 9 even squares. They will just have a slightly different look.
    1 sheet Pastry
  • Push the pastry pieces down into the oiled tins with a wooden bar tool, or your fingers. Once this is done for all the tarts, you are ready for the next ingredients.
  • Now it is time to add a bit of the Boursin cheese into each tart. Divide the cheese out into each tart, about 1 teaspoon a piece. Since the cheese is so hard to measure, just use your fingers to put it into the pastry.
    5.2 ounce package of Garlic Herb Boursin Cheese
  • Next, it is time to put a bit of the jelly over the cheese just enough to cover. Now top with a generous abount of the toasted pecans. Lastly, top the pecans off with another bit of the jelly.
    3 tablespoons Pearson Farms Peach Pepper Jelly
  • At this point, pop the into the freezer for about 2o minutes. This is key to having the puff pastry puff up! Bake them for 10 minutes, and turn. Bake for 8 minutes and check. Ovens vary, so it may take a total of 28-30 minutes to see them puff up. You may need to tent them half way with foil if the tops are getting brown.
  • Bring tarts out and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, and then using a butter knife, circle around the outside of them, and pop them out onto a serving tray. If you are making them in advance, still do this part, as if they set up, they may stick to the tin. You may also use mini tart liners if you wish.
  • Before serving, sprinkle minced chives over the tops. Enjoy!
    1 tablespoon of minced chives


These are perfect served warm, or kept in fridge for up to a week. These also freeze nicely to pull out and baked for snacks. To warm up, put them on a sheet pan and warm for about 10 minutes at 350 F.


Serving: 1tart | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Oh, and if you have a bit of a sweet tooth, these pecan treats will be just the perfect bite!


Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Amanda Wren-Grimwood Reply

    5 stars
    Made these for a party at the weekend and they were so good. Really loved the flavour combination so I’m making them again for my Christmas get together. So delicious.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      Oh yay! The soft melty cheese and crunchy pecans is pretty tasty!

      Dina and Bruce

5 from 1 vote

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