Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
These tarts are nowhere on Zaar.The recipe came from a baking for entertainment leaflet. I think they would be nice at Christmas. I made the tarts but next time I am going to make into a pie. These also freeze beautifully. If you have the orange liqueur please use it.
- 2 cups mincemeat (jar or canned)
- 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- 1 medium orange
- 1⁄4 cup orange liqueur (Cointreau is good) or 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- 24 prepared tart shells, store bought is fine,thawed
- In saucepan, combine mincemeat and cranberry sauce, stir constantly till almost boiling on medium heat.
- Remove from heat.
- Grate orange peel and chop orange segments.
- Add orange peel, (I only used the zest and took the peel off the orange) chopped orange and liqueur.
- Spoon into tart shell and place on baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated 400*F oven for about 20 minutes or until pastry is golden.
Oh I just died and went to heaven. Of course mincemeat is my absolute favorite pie. This is a wonderful combination. Definitely the orange liqueur is the "secret" ingredient. Anyway, it will be added to my mincemeat recipes and can be eaten any time of the year!!!!
Dec.2008 ...I don't like mincemeat find it too spicy and rich tasting. I usually when making tarts add a small can crushed pineapple. But I found myself licking the spoon a few times while filling my tart shells, this filling is really good. I did use orange juice in my filling not the liqueur. Everyone really liked these tarts, will continue to make this as my new recipe. Just an update Feb.2009 I did eat the last four tarts myself, yes they are really that good.
Hubby R-A-V-E-D about this, asked when was making more, Suggested they were for our guests coming that day at FOUR! Made this twice, with Cointreau and Grand Manier, All I can say is "WOW" in a very "WOW" way!!!