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Tried these out at a holiday party, and they were a hit. I couldn't find pre-made frozen tart shells, so I used a biscut cutter, a mini muffin tin, and a few rolled out pre-made pie shells for the tarts. Note: prick the tart shells befor cooking, or you will end up with tart puffs instead of cups. As for the brie, I used Aloutte rindless packaged brie (fussing with slicing off the rind is a time wasting pain). I also doubled the nut topping mixture (I ran out on the first try of making these). Although I served as an app., next time I would serve with wine after dinner. Great recipe.

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Melissa FLA December 23, 2002

This recipe is a 'keeper'. My sister made these last night for us as a little appetizer. Everyone loved them. Thanks so much for the recipe. I'm always looking for new and different ideas to serve during the holidays.... this will certainly be a nice addition to my menu.

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luvmybge October 20, 2002

These are just wonderful little morsels! The topping just really adds a great counterpoint to the pungent brie. These lasted all of about 10 minutes on the buffet table - I will definately be making these again. A plus - very easy to make!

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SuzieQue May 08, 2002

I made these for my Christmas buffet and loved them. I used store bought tart shells and the apple juice instead of the alcohol, plus I used Sweet & Low's brown sugar and they were great. Not too sweet, just sweet enough.

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Mysterygirl December 26, 2001

Marvelous appetizers! I was unable to find pre-made mini tart shells; I used phyllo pastry mini shells instead. They were marvelous, like baklava but better with the Brie.

A wonderful vegetarian appetizer to add to my holiday appetizer buffet for our annual Christmas open house!

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shellefishe December 26, 2010

These are so yummy! I also could not find pre-made tart shells, so I used crescent dough, and just put them in mini muffin pans.

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hdfixit December 24, 2009

I made this the other night and my guests raved about it! Instead of using tart shells I put a 10 oz. Brie round in a ramekin and poured the caramelized pecans on top and baked it for 10-15 minutes. I served it with crackers and it was gone in minutes! Next time I'll make two...

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Sunnysbmom October 20, 2007

These little tartlets received raves! If I changed anything I would cut back on the sugar to 2 tbsp but that is my personal taste - everyone else said they were perfect. I used Canadian rye-it added another dimension to the overall flavor. I recommend that you remove the outer layer of the brie as it will allow the cheese to melt faster & more evenly. This is a prize recipe Thanks Derf & my guests thank you too

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Bergy May 24, 2007

I used Filo packaged tart shells which come in packages of 15. Used President "Wee Brie", which comes in individually wrapped, rindless wedges, therefore no waste! Although I will make them again, I found them a little sweet for the appetizer table, and believe that they would be better served as a pick-up dessert. Very good! Thanks, Derf!

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Gaillardia July 05, 2004

A hit with the guests! Had to use Filo shells since there are no ready-to-bake mini-tart shels here and I didn't feel like making them (only 1 12 mini-muffin pan) regardless, they were wonderful. I used them for an appetizer for Mexican night and put a small bit of chocolate syrup over it. OK so they aren't authentic Mexican but they did work :P

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