Mincemeat tarts

Mincemeat tarts in a cupcake pan with star-shaped crust decals on top.

In many British families, mince pies are a staple at holiday gatherings. With these mincemeat tarts, you can get a taste of England without spending hours in the kitchen. This time-saving variation uses prepared pie crust and prepared mincemeat to create dainty tarts. Everyone will fancy a taste.

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1 pkg. store-bought pie crust
1 jar ready-made mincemeat
1 tsp. grated lemon peel


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine mincemeat and lemon peel. Mix well.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pie crust to ⅛-inch thickness. Cut into 4-inch rounds. Set aside scraps.
  4. Press rounds into the bottom and up sides of muffin cups to make the tart shells.
  5. Fill ⅔ of each muffin cup with mincemeat.
  6. Roll out pie crust scraps and cut into star shapes or strips. Place atop tarts in a pretty design.
  7. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool, and then remove from pan.
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