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!!!