Mnut-top

I had a package of mincemeat left over from the holidays and remembered this recipe that I had developed in 1986 for a magazine contest.  It didn’t win, but it’s a delicious little tart.

I used a portion of mincemeat that I made from this condensed package (mixed with water) that makes 1-¾ cups.  I used one cup for this recipe.

brbread-pkg
Mincemeat made from his package is comparable in taste and consistency to the prepared mincemeat in jars.

MINCE-NUT TARTS AU CHOCOLAT

  • 3 Tblsp.condensed milk
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tblsp. chocolate chips
  • 1 cup prepared mincemeat
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 6 pastry tart shells (3-½ in. diameter (across top) x ¾ in. deep

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

In small saucepan combine condensed milk and chocolate chips.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chips are melted.

Mnut-choc

Spread chocolate mixture over bottom surface of tart shells (about 2 Tblsp. per pan).
Mnut-chockpn
Divide mincemeat among pans and spread over chocolate mixture.

Mnut-mincepn
Sprinkle the top of each tart with chopped pecans.

Mnut-nutspn
Bake at 375 degrees F approximately 20 minutes until crust and walnuts are golden brown.

Let cool in pans on a wire rack.

Mnut-rack

6 servings

Mnut-bot