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“Jay Z” Ziobrowski

“Jay Z” Ziobrowski
Corporate R&D Chef
Morrison Healthcare

“Crustless” Spicy Candied Bacon Pumpkin Pie Bar Bites

Recipe courtesy of “Jay Z” Ziobrowski
Sponsor: Texas Pete

Serves: 12


  • 5 oz bacon, thick cut
  • ¼ c Texas Pete® Eastern Carolina BBQ Sauce
  • ½ tsp Texas Pete® Original Dust Dry Seasoning
  • 1 ¼ c sugar
  • 3 Tbsp AP flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 c canned pumpkin
  • ¾ c sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ oz whipped topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place bacon on a parchment-lined sheet tray and lather with Texas Pete® BBQ sauce.
  3. Bake in 350°F oven until crispy and candied, approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Be careful not to burn. When bacon is crispy, let cool and then chop it up for later use.
  4. In a bowl, combine ¼ tsp Texas Pete® Dust, sugar and flour. Add eggs and mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine pumpkin, condensed milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix well.
  6. Add the chopped bacon to the pumpkin pie mix.
  7. Pour into a greased 9-in pie plate or parchment-lined 2-in half pan.
  8. Bake at 350°F until a knife inserted in center of pie comes out clean, 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  9. Cool on a wire rack in the pan.

Chef Notes

Garnish with Texas Pete® Dust for desired level of heat.

Project Management: Summit F&B
Photography: Carlos Garcia // Food Styling: Peg Blackley

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