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That's Right!!!! Derby Time!!!

Spring time in Kentucky is a magical time of the year when people from all over the U.S. and other countries come to see the most excitin' 2 minutes in sports, that's right The Kentucky Derby. We have all kinds of events surrounding the Derby and plan many meal functions. Even if you can't get to Louisville for the Derby in person, we have celebrations in our homes and watch it on TV. I want your Derby Celebration to be unforgettable!!! Try this "BBB Mini Tarts" and your guest will rave for years to come about it. "Have mercy y'all will dance like a horse with new shoes."

BBB Mini Tarts

Jason Smith, FNS

Makes 14 Tarts


2-Sheets premade pie dough, or homemade pie dough

½-Cup Butter

1 1/3-Cup Light Corn Syrup

½-Cup White Sugar

½-Cup Brown Sugar

4-Eggs, lightly beaten

3-TBSP Bourbon

1-tsp Vanilla

1-Pound Bacon


· Preheat oven to 350, spray 14 mini tart pans.

· Cook bacon crispy, lay on a paper towel to drain, crumble up.

· Using a cookie cutter any shape that’s slightly larger than the tart pans, cut out circles or

whatever shape you are using and place in tart pans.

· In a mixing bowl place the sugars, syrup, eggs, bourbon and vanilla, stir to combine.

· Add the butter to syrup mixture and stir in.

· Divide the bacon between the art shells.

· Pour the syrup mix over bacon, dividing between all of the tarts.

· Place the tarts on a baking sheet, cover with foil and bake for 30 mins, remove foil and finish baking, about 10-15 mins, or until crust edges are golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Tip: To get the last 2 dough circle you can roll out the extra dough and keep cutting. Ifin you don’t like bacon you can make this with pecans or just leave it out.


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Jason Smith
Jason Smith
Jun 30, 2018

Honeeey! This is a Great way to make Derby pie. Adding bacon is Genius! I would add the pecans anyway 😉


Jason Smith
Jason Smith
Jun 03, 2018

Jason, you are just the cutest thing ever! Love to listen to you, read about you, and try all your delicious recipes. Born and raised in the Blue Grass state, but now living in California, you are a breath of fresh air. You never fail to make me smile. Bless You.

All the success in the world!


Jason Smith
Jason Smith
Jun 02, 2018

I so wish your recipes could be shared to Pinterest or would love if you had your own Pinterest board.

I am really enjoying your judging comment on Best Bakers!


Jason Smith
Jason Smith
Apr 29, 2018

Hi Jason! Love this recipe -- am going to use it for a graduation party I am hosting. BTW, just so you know, your links to Instagram and FB do not work. They go directly to WIX pages and not yours. I had to hunt around to find your official pages. Maybe you could have your designer go in and put plug ins that link directly with your community pages! Can't wait to see you on the new season of Best Bakers in America!

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