Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mincemeat Tarts

Yesterday was mincemeat tart making day! I made the mincemeat a while ago and let it age a bit.  You can find the recipe here:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2010/12/mincemeat-recipe-and-new-giveaway.html

I made a pate' brisee dough recipe for the crusts.  You roll out the dough and cut rounds and mold it into muffin tins.

I used my large round cutter to make the bottom crust.

Then I filled them with mincemeat.

I used a smaller round cutter for the tops.

They bake at 350 degrees for about 1/2 hour or until turning golden.

After they cooled,  I sprinkled them with powdered sugar.  When you are ready to eat them you warm them and top them with hard sauce.  Lots of people don't like mincemeat but I make mine with fresh oranges and lemons, diced apple and high quality ingredients so it is very yummy!  I also only use a bit of port in it so it isn't very boozy at all.

10 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

Busy, busy. Today I'm making a cheesecake with meyer lemon curd for the firemen.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I really need to buy me one of those muffin tins! I may not bake especially many muffins but it's perfect to use when making one portion pies and other delicious things like these :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Laurie said...

oh my gosh yum yum!

Barb said...

You have brought back a happy memory for me. I remember Mom making mincemeat pies for my Dad. He loved them.

Suzie said...

I feel it only fair to tell you that my hubby is on his way to your door as I type. He LOVES mincemeat! He was walking past while I was reading your post, and the photos of all of those lovely little pies caught his eye. You might want to assign Teddy to patrol. . .

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I adore mincemeat and so few people make it themselves anymore -- I'd love to sample these tarts! Oh, who am I kidding? I'd love to eat them ALL.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Your mincemeat tarts look delicious. I like mincemeat when made from fruit, not a big fan of the beef/venison version. My late mother in-law introduced me to hard sauce many years ago, simply perfect for topping off a warmed mince pie. What's cooking in the kitchen tomorrow? Will be checking in...

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

My husband likes Mincemeat, but I'm sure he would "be over the moon," about yours!!!!!!!!!!! :-))))

Now! Where is the snow?!?!?!?!

Ozlem's Turkish Table said...

yummy, yummy! tis the season and love it - can't wait to try yours : ) wishing you a wonderful festive season, xx Ozlem

luckybunny said...

I have been craving these so badly, I cannot even tell you. I'm going to have to make them because I just can't get them out of my mind!