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Mini Mincemeat Tarts

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Mini Mincemeat Tarts

These bite-sized treats are an irresitablet combination of sweet and savory, featuring a rich and aromatic mincemeat filling encased in a buttery, flaky crust. With their charming size and delightful taste, these tarts are sure to be a hit at your next gathering or as a festive dessert for your family.



24 servings


10 min


15 min


1 hrs
Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Low Sodium

In a land of snow and holly, where the air was crisp and jolly, a small and tasty treat, a festive joy to eat.

Mini mincemeat tarts, so sweet, with their crumbly crust and meat, filled with fruit and spice, a holiday delight, so nice.

In the kitchen, hands a-stirring, the scent of Christmas whirring, a pinch of sugar, a dash of cheer, a spoonful of love to make it dear.

With a twinkle in the eye, a star atop each little pie, a sprinkle of snow, a dusting of frost, a warm and cozy holiday lost.

In the dining room, a feast to see, a table filled with family, a plate of tarts, a cup of cheer, a toast to love and holiday dear.

So let us celebrate this season, with mini mincemeat tarts as our reason, a joy to make and a joy to share, a festive treat, a love affair.


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
For the short crust pastry
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup butter, unsalted
cold, and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tablespoons water
iced, plus more as needed
For the mincemeat filling
11 ounces mincemeat
1 jar, about 1 cup
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Amount Measure Ingredient Features
For the short crust pastry:
296 ml all-purpose flour
2.5 ml salt
15 ml sugar
118 ml butter, unsalted
cold, and cut into 1 inch pieces
3E+1 ml water
iced, plus more as needed
For the mincemeat filling:
317.9 ml/g mincemeat
1 jar, about 1 cup
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For the Short Bread Crust:

In a food processor, add the flour, salt, and sugar and process until combined.

Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal (about 15 seconds).

Pour 2 tablespoons ice water in a slow, steady stream, through the feed tube until the dough just holds together when pinched. Add more water if needed. Do not process more than 30 seconds.

Turn the dough onto your work surface and gather into a ball.

Fatten each half into a disk, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using. This will chill the butter and relax the gluten in the flour.

For the Mincemeat Tart:

Coat 24 mini muffin tins with cooking spray, or grease with butter, or line with papper.

After the dough has chilled sufficiently, take the pastry and transfer on a lightly floured surface.

Roll out the pastry dough until about ⅛ inch thick and cut into 24 rounds that are slightly bigger than the muffin tins. (To prevent the pastry from sticking to the counter and to ensure uniform thickness, keep lifting up and turning the pastry a quarter turn as you roll (always roll from the center of the pastry outwards).)

Gently place the rounds into the muffin tins.

Add about a teaspoon of mincemeat into each tin.

Bake in a 400℉ (200℃) (205 degree C) oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the pastry has lightly browned.

Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

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11 oz. of mincemeat is actually 2 cups, not about 1 cup...
1 cup or water weighs 8 oz...And mincemeat is lighter than water...

Basic math dictates 11 oz. is more than 1 cup, and something lighter than water would therefore make even more than "about 1 cup..."

Heaven help your baking skills if your measurements are so casual.


To the person from Colorado Springs and the comment there is a civilized way to make comments24J8B


I agree with 24J8B's comment about a civilized comment. Also note that the measurements used in the recipe are by volume not by weight. 1 cup equals 8 oz in a measuring cup therefore 11 oz is just under 1 1/2 cups (1/8 of a cup less).
Thanks for the recipe - I got the 11oz measurement knowing the above :-)


No need to be tetchy. Baking is supposed to be fun! I didn't measure the mincemeat at all. I just filled up the tarts until they looked right. I will probably live longer for not worrying so much, and the tarts came out just fine. ;-)



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 13g (0.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 5959% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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