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Annabel’s Date, Orange and Pecan Sweet Pastries

Puff Pastry Ingredients

250g Plain Flour

5g Salt

25g Melted Butter

125ml Cold Water

250g Cold Butter


Date, Orange & Pecan Filling Ingredients

70g Alison’s Pantry Pecans

½ Cup Alison’s Pantry Select Dates

1 Tbsp Orange Zest

1 Tbsp Brown Sugar

Pinch of Salt


Maple Glaze Ingredients

½ cup Maple Syrup

Approx. 1 cup Icing Sugar

Boiling Water

Ingredients for Garnish 

12 Alison’s Pantry Pecans, for topping

1 Tbsp Orange Zest

1 egg + 1 egg yolk, beaten for egg wash



Preheat oven to 205C.

Use an electric mixer with a dough hook attached and place the flour and salt in the bowl and mix briefly. Then add the melted butter and gradually the water. Once all combined mix for a further 3 minutes. Don’t overwork. Leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Take the cold butter and beat into a rectangle that will fit within the dough and chill.


Make the date, pecan and orange filling by placing all ingredients in a food processor and whizzing to combine.


Go back to the dough, roll out and place butter in the centre, folding the dough over it. Roll out and fold in half. Complete 3 turns and chill for another 30 minutes.


Once dough is cold once again, complete another 2 turns and chill once more for 30 mins. Roll out until ½ cm thick and using a ruler divide into 12 squares.