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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Foodie Friday ~ Kentucky Derby tartlets RUN FOR THE ROSES

 Welcome to Foodie Friday

We are of course celebrating
The Kentucky Derby!
So put on your best hat, polish the julep cups, and pick your favorite horse
 we are making

 Kentucky Derby Tartlets!

Semi sweet morsels
1 beaten egg
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 TBL butter
1/4 cup bourbon ( I recommend using only about an 1/8)
1 cup chopped pecans
mini pie shells

Mix all ingredients except the morsels in a bowl. 
In each pie shell place several morsels.
Spoon pecan mixture over morsels.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

Allow to cool and enjoy with a traditional Mint Julep.

Here is a fantastic recipe from
in Point Clear, AL

This mint julep is named for the legendary Bucky Miller, who worked at the Grand for six decades and who was famous for his mint juleps.

The FAMOUS Bucky Miller's Mint Julep

6 fresh mint leaves
*1/8 teaspoon simple syrup
Crushed ice (never cubed Y'all)
1 3/4 ounce 80 proof bourbon (Bucky used Walker's Deluxe We use Maker's Mark)
1 sprig mint leaf, sprinkled with powdered sugar
1 maraschino cherry

Place mint leaves in a 12-ounce glass with simple syrup and small amount of crushed ice. Muddle the ingredients in bottom of glass.
Add crushed ice until half full. Then add bourbon. Continue to muddle ingredients and add ice until glass is almost full and ice is pale green.
Garnish with powdered mint leaf (sprinkle powdered sugar over dampened leaf) and a maraschino cherry.
Add beverage straw and serve.

*Simple syrup: Simple syrup is a mixture of half hot water and half sugar; dissolve sugar in hot water and cool.

Well, y'all be sure to drop by and see Gollum for more Foodie Friday recipes!

Thanks for dropping by Y'all!


Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Ohhh, I love mini pies!

I'd love for you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/05/05/homemade-coffee-creamer/

ButterYum said...

Look at those fabulous little tartlettes. I want one now!


His Way or Her Way said...

Wow. Those look amazing. I am following you now. Stop by our blog sometime and check it out.


Jane said...

The tartlettes look wonderful.Wish I could taste one... I've never been a fan of juleps, though. My KY friends insisted that I have "just one little taste" each year at the Derby party...Ewwwwww......!!!!

Jane (artfully graced)