Egg and Bacon Tarts

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"I was looking for something a little different for lunch box snacks and came across this recipe in a magazine a few years ago. They can be served hot or cold and keep for up to 3 days in the fridge. DD loves to take these to school or as a snack to microwave at dancing. Sometime's I pop a cherry tomato in, or chopped spring onions or cheese on top which is also nice. The options are endless!!! Another idea a friend had, was to use minature muffin pans and she made these for appetiser's at her party !!!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (89.3 g)
  • Calories 206.9
  • Total Fat - 13 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 226.6 mg
  • Sodium - 361.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.8 g
  • Protein - 10.8 g
  • Calcium - 49.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Brush each piece if bread with butter and press into greased deep patty pans. (Sometimes I roll the bread a little to make it a little bigger to fit pans).

Step 2

Break an egg into each bread case and top with an even amount of chopped bacon. Sprinkle with a little parsley.

Step 3

Bake in a moderate oven (180c) for 15-20 minutes or until firm. Serve.

Step 4

NOTE: These can be stored in airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Serve warm or cold.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


These are really good tasting and easy to make. I didn't have one of those pans so I used muffin pans. They are obviously smaller. But my husband gave me an idea. Since muffin pans are smaller, he said if I want room for more ingredients, then mix it all with the eggs first, then put in the pans. Then they won't overflow. But I like it with just the bacon. I did pour maple syrup over mine. Yum.

(7 May 2021)


These are easy and taste great, but I wasn't sure if the bacon should be put on raw, which I did. Next time I will pre-cook the bacon, as I didn't feel it was done enough and didn't want to cook the egg any longer.

review by:
(27 Mar 2020)


I have made this on a number of occasions and we just love it especially as I vary the timing depending on how each person likes their eggs. Thanks Tisme for a great recipe I know I will be using for years to come.

review by:
(13 Nov 2014)