Nancy Piran

Nancy Piran

Puff Pastry Fanatic

Nancy Piran is the girl behind the blog The Bitter Side of Sweet. She is the mother to a handful of kids and the wife to an Italian. Good food is a must around their table! She is passionate about creating easy but delicious desserts with a side of savory.

Nancy's Recent Posts

Toasted Marshmallow Napoleons

Toasted Marshmallow Napoleons

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Marshmallows
Toasted marshmallow napoleons have only four ingredients. That means you’re four ingredients away from one amazing dessert!
Miguelitos with Chocolate

Miguelitos with Chocolate

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Chocolate
Miguelitos with chocolate are a traditional Spanish dessert made with puff pastry. You can top them several ways, but our favorite is chocolate!
Chocolate Peppermint Croissants

Chocolate Peppermint Croissants

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Chocolate
Chocolate peppermint croissants are a sweet and fun treat for Christmas morning. Hot cocoas all ‘round, and you’re set!
Cranberry Apple Strudel

Cranberry Apple Strudel

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Cranberries
Cranberry apple strudel is a wintery way to enjoy your breakfast! Bake it up for a cozy treat.
Pumpkin Pie Turnovers

Pumpkin Pie Turnovers

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Holidays
Pumpkin pie turnovers make your favorite pie portable! Made with puff pastry, they’re so easy to whip up.
Pumpkin Spice Palmiers

Pumpkin Spice Palmiers

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin
Pumpkin spice Palmiers are a classic French pastry made with a fall twist! Serve them up at Thanksgiving, or just because after school.
Caramel Apple Croissants

Caramel Apple Croissants

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Fall
Caramel apple croissants can do double duty as part of brunch or dessert to finish a dinner party. They bake up easy, and everyone will love them.
Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tart

Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tart

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Breakfasts
Sausage, egg and cheese breakfast tart is perfect for a weekend brunch, but it also works all week long for a quick and easy hot meal. Make it brinner, or serve it up to the littles before school – win-win!
Grilled Peach Puffs

Grilled Peach Puffs

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Peaches
Grilled peach puffs are a fun and unique way to serve up dessert at your next barbecue. You don’t even have to turn on the oven!
Caprese Tarts

Caprese Tarts

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Tomatoes
Caprese tarts put the summer staple into a bed of puff pastry. They’re a totally scrumptious way to start off your meal!
Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry Cups

Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry Cups

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Desserts
Strawberry cream puff pastry cups are little bites of summery sweetness. They’re easy to put together for your next party!
Puff Pastry Chicken Cordon Bleu

Puff Pastry Chicken Cordon Bleu

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Puff Pastry
This Chicken Cordon Bleu Puff Pastry is a twist to a classic French recipe. The crispy, buttery pastry takes it over the top!