Baking Classics: Derby Tartlets

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Derby Tartlets

Derby day wouldn’t be complete without serving a chocolate nut pie. The classic dessert originating from Kerns Kitchen in Prospect, Kentucky is a well guarded secret & the irresistible combination of flavors has earned it a spot on many distinguished restaurant menus. The good news is that you can purchase the traditional pie made with walnuts directly from Kerns & have it delivered via mail if you so please. When small portions are in order for lovely Kentucky Derby party gatherings, a similar version can be prepared in your own kitchen. Miniature Derby Tartlets are the perfect size to offer guests. A decadent cream cheese crust brimming with chocolate & pecans ensure these delicious morsels will go quickly. Learn how to make a classic dessert with a few modern updates. 

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makes 2 dozen

1/2 {8-oz} package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup plain yellow cornmeal
 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter, cooled
2 Tbsp bourbon
1 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
A pinch of kosher salt
1 egg

Beat the cream cheese & the butter with a stand mixer until smooth. Scrape down the bowl sides with a rubber spatula. Blend in the flour & the cornmeal on Low speed until a dough forms. Divide the mixture into 24 pieces & roll into balls. Press the dough balls into each space of a lightly greased 24-cup miniature muffin tin. Press the mixture evenly on the bottom & up the sides. Chill 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Portion the chocolate morsels & the pecans between the dough in the muffin cups. Whisk together the brown sugar, the butter, the bourbon, the flour, the vanilla & the salt. Blend in the egg. Divide the mixture between the muffin cups. Bake 25 to 27 minutes or until the crust is golden & the filling is set. Let stand 5 minutes. Gently loosen the pies with a pairing knife. Cool completely in the pans.

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How To Make Derby Tartlets

A cream cheese dough is a classic crust option for miniature pies. Just a few ingredients & the simple preparation make it a favorite recipe for Southern cooks to call on time & time again. Follow a few of my essential tips to make a homemade batch of Derby Tartlets perfect for race day celebrations & beyond.

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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe instructions before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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The Procedure

Blend the dough in an electric stand mixer using the flat beater attachment just until the ingredients come together to ensure a short, flaky crust as the more that the flour is mixed, the tougher the tartlet shells will be once baked. No need for a scale to portion the dough. Form into a 3 x 7-inch rectangular shape. Cut the dough in half. Each piece will yield 12 pieces. Cut each piece lengthwise then into 6 even pieces. Roll the dough into balls & place into a lightly greased miniature muffin tin cups. 

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Press the dough evenly into the bottom & up the sides of the cup. Once all of the cavities have been filled, chill 30 minutes before proceeding with the recipe.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Portion the chocolate morsels & the pecans between the dough in the muffin cups. 

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Whisk together the brown sugar, the butter, the bourbon, the flour, the vanilla & the salt. Blend in the egg. Divide the mixture between the muffin cups. Bake 25 to 27 minutes or until the crust is golden & the filling is set. Once baked, let stand 5 minutes. Gently loosen the pies with a pairing knife. Cool completely in the pans. The pies can be prepared up to two days ahead of time. Top them with Chantilly Cream just before serving if desired or stack them on a serving plate. 

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