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

Lemon Raspberry Cream Horns

Lemon Raspberry Cream Horns

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Citrus
Lemon raspberry cream horns are simply delicious! Your guests will never guess how easy it is to make this elegant dessert.
Mixed Berry Turnovers

Mixed Berry Turnovers

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pastries
Mixed Berry Turnovers can brighten up your breakfast or your dessert. They’re ready in less than half an hour, too!
Mixed Berry Tart

Mixed Berry Tart

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Berries
This easy Mixed Berry Tart makes for one spectacular summer dessert. It couldn’t be easier!
Easy Puff Pastry Blueberry Knots

Easy Puff Pastry Blueberry Knots

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Blueberries
Easy Puff Pastry Blueberry Knots can actually be made with any summer berry. You’ll love how quickly and easily these come together – just in time for brunch!
Puff Pastry Sausage and Arugula Pizza

Puff Pastry Sausage and Arugula Pizza

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Sausage
Puff Pastry Sausage and Arugula Pizza is sweet, savory, and spicy. The bite of arugula pairs perfectly with sweet puff pastry and moreish Italian sausage.
Prosciutto, Fig and Goat Cheese Star Bread

Prosciutto, Fig and Goat Cheese Star Bread

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Figs
This prosciutto, fig and goat cheese star bread is a stunner for the table. With only four ingredients and ten minutes of prep time, it’s an appetizer everyone will reach for!
Puff Pastry Lemon Knots

Puff Pastry Lemon Knots

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Breakfasts
Puff Pastry Lemon Knots are perfect for a light dessert or quick breakfast treat. With just six ingredients, you’ll have them on the table in no time!
Puff Pastry Pepperoni Pizza

Puff Pastry Pepperoni Pizza

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Cheese
Puff pastry pepperoni pizza is the way to get pizza on the table in minutes! You’ll never have an excuse for delivery again.
Banana Nutella Puff Pastry Cups

Banana Nutella Puff Pastry Cups

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Baking
Banana Nutella Puff Pastry Cups look elegant and refined, but they’re SO easy to make! You’ll love this combo, for sure.
Puff Pastry Chocolate Strawberry Galette

Puff Pastry Chocolate Strawberry Galette

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pies
This Puff Pastry Chocolate Strawberry Galette is so easy to make! It takes just a few ingredients and you’re on the way to Valentine’s Day dessert perfection.
Raspberry Chocolate Hand Pies

Raspberry Chocolate Hand Pies

Nancy Piran
Nancy Piran
The Bitter Side of Sweet
Puff Pastry
These Raspberry Chocolate Hand Pies are the perfect mini size desserts that will have you wanting to make more! They’re a sweet bite to make for Valentine’s Day.