Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tarts

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These breakfast tarts are perfect for brunch but also convenient enough for serving on a weekday.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 small tarts

Ingredients

  • 1 (11 ounce) package pie crust mix

  • 2 tablespoons cold water

  • 2 teaspoons cold water

  • 1 (6 ounce) package Canadian-style bacon

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 4 large eggs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Stir together 1 1/3 cups pie crust mix and 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cold water in a large bowl until pastry forms a ball; save remaining pie crust mix for another use. Divide pastry ball into 4 equal pieces.

  3. Roll each piece into a 6-inch circle on a floured surface. Drape each circle over inverted large 3x1 1/2-inch muffin cups or 6-ounce custard cups; make pleats, so pastry fits snugly against the cup. Prick surface using a fork. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until light brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes, then carefully remove tart shells from cups. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Place 2 bacon slices into the bottom of each tart shell. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, making a small well in each. Break 1 egg into each well and add 1 tablespoon milk into each tart. Sprinkle with nutmeg and pepper. Place filled tarts on the same ungreased cookie sheet.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until eggs are soft-cooked, 15 to 20 minutes.

Tips

You can use individual pie or tart pans for baking the tart shells; cut dough circles 1 inch larger than the inverted pans, then fit them into the pans.

You can use 1/2 cup diced cooked ham or 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon instead of Canadian bacon. Use 2 tablespoons of meat in each tart shell.

Editor's Note:

The pie crust directions are based on Betty Crocker Pie Crust Mix for a single crust.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

660 Calories
42g Fat
43g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 660
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 238mg 79%
Sodium 1430mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 299mg 23%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 315mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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