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Mini Mincemeat Tarts

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


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


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.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Colorado Springs, United States
 over 2 years ago

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.

Washington, United States
 about 2 years ago

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 13g (0.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 5959% of calories 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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