Mincemeat Tarts

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Leah. There had been no room at the inn in weeks. It seemed that everyone was traveling, probably as a result of the need to register for the new Roman tax. Leah had felt very badly when she could not provide a room to Mary and Joseph. She had never offered the stable to a traveler before, but Mary obviously needed shelter of some kind. Now Leah has heard about the birth and is hurrying to the stable with a jug of water.

Elihu. He was accustomed to sleeping under the stars on the slopes of the hills of Bethlehem. He had faced many dangers, but he was not prepared for what happened that night.

And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shown round about them:
and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

Elihu is seen approaching the stable in Bethlehem. There is wonder and still a little fear in his expression. He knows that this is a very special night.

My blog buddy, Christer, who lives in Sweden sent me this beautiful mushroom picture he took while out on his daily walk with all of his beloved animals. He had it made into Christmas cards.

The mincemeat I made a few weeks ago finally was ready to be used.

The crust for the tarts is made with ground almonds, cinnamon, sugar, butter and flour.

These took all day to make but are so worth the time.

I used muffin pans.

Crimped and ready for the oven.

Awwww...cute little pies.

Dusted with powdered sugar. I made four batches of these and ended up with about ten dozen of these.

A perfect individual serving.



I really have to find a new Christmas barn now when I know so much abot the different persons!

It´s freezing cold here today. North eastern winds and they are the worst here. All the cold air from Sibiria blows in over our homes and it´s impossible to walk outside in that wind!

I´m glad You liked the christmas card!
Have a great day now!
Oooo, that pastry does sound nice. I love mincemeat tarts. They mean "Christmas" like nothing else for me!
Pricilla said…
Those mushrooms look like little fairy umbrellas...so cute!

You are a baker extraordinaire!
Touchatou said…
Miammmmmm what patience you have, all those little tarts look perfect ;)
Maluszeq said…
All your recipes looks so delicious - thank you for sharing!!!
And your nativity story is so eye opener, I repeat myself but I had no idea there are so many characters :)
Birgit said…
Lovely card from Christer -- the mushrooms seem to be right out of a fairy tale. :)

Greetings from Munich,
Bridgett said…
I've never tasted mincemeat. But it certainly looks good. :)
luna said…
Oh my! I need your spell that gives you extra hours in your day. teehee! You are amazing. I am so in awe. Love from Luna ;>D