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.
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.
Spread chocolate mixture over bottom surface of tart shells (about 2 Tblsp. per pan).
Divide mincemeat among pans and spread over chocolate mixture.
Sprinkle the top of each tart with chopped pecans.
Bake at 375 degrees F approximately 20 minutes until crust and walnuts are golden brown.
Let cool in pans on a wire rack.
8 thoughts on “Mince-Nut Tarts au Chocolat”
A little tart will taste good with a cup of tea on a cold afternoon. Perfect to take the chill away.
These look lovely!
They sound and look delicious.
Now that is something I can wholeheartedly endorse! I love mincemeat and I love chocolate so how can it be wrong to combine them?
Interesting, I remember mincemeat pies, but never really knew exactly what mincemeat is?
How could you NOT have won that comp – these tarts look lovely!
Darlene, mincemeat is a mixture of raisins, apples, spices and in the old days, suet. The packaged mincemeat lists beef as one of its ingredients but it is purported to be beef flavoring or bouillon. The packaged kind is condensed into a small brick that is reconstituted with water. It is also sold in ready-to-use in jars.
What a lovely way to use mincemeat – that was my Nana and my dad’s favorite pie at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I never cared for it but with some chocolate and nuts? oh YUM!!