This simple and easy recipe for Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich Bites is the perfect appetizer idea for any Kentucky Derby party.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking constantly, for about 1 minute.
Gradually whisk in the milk. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
Stir in the cheddar cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Using a 2 inch biscuit cutter, cut the puff pastry dough into circles. Press each circle into greased mini muffin tin cup. (If you pull together the scrap dough, roll, and re-cut, I've been able to get about 24 circles from one puff pastry sheet. If you don't want to re-form the dough, I suggest using a second piece of puff pastry).
Bake tins at 400°F for about 7 minutes or until pastry is partially baked.
Remove from oven and using the back of a measuring spoon gently press down the center of each pastry to create a small cup.
Fill each cup with the pieces of deli turkey, before topping with cheese sauce.
Add the crumbled pieces of bacon over the top.
Return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the cheese sauce is bubbling.
Garnish with finely diced tomato and chopped parsley.
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