These delicious 5-ingredient Mincemeat Banana Tartlets with Walnuts are an easy bite sized dessert, perfect as a party food idea. They make a great alternative to mince pies!
If you’ve still got leftover mincemeat but don’t fancy another mince pie you can use it in this easy Mincemeat Banana Tartlets with Walnuts recipe. They make a great alternative to traditional mince pies.
Easy tartlets recipe
I don’t often use readymade pastry but after a week of pretty intense cooking (i.e. last week) I feel I’ve earned the right to take a shortcut! Anyway I don’t think I would be able to produce such handsome little tartlets without the help of readymade pastry cases.
I combined my leftover mincemeat with banana as well as some walnuts to offset the sweetness of the mincemeat and give these tartlets a bit of crunch. This recipe is very quick – the longest bit is cooling the mincemeat mixture, but just stick it next to an open window and it’ll be cold within minutes. I also like the fact that my festive ingredients won’t sit forgotten in the fridge (mincemeat) or cupboard (walnuts), as they inevitably would.
How to make mincemeat banana tartlets
The filling for these tartlets contains only 4 ingredients! It’s very uncomplicated. Simply cook the mincemeat with the banana for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool a little, then combine with chopped walnuts and ground almonds and spoon the filling into the tartlet cases. Top each tartlet with a walnut half and serve!
Can these tartlets be made ahead?
Yes! You can make them up to 4 hours in advance. Just keep them in the fridge. Store any leftovers in the fridge too.
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Mincemeat Banana Tartlets with Walnuts
- 200 g mincemeat
- 1 ripe banana mashed
- 1/2 cup walnuts lightly crushed (plus more for decoration)
- 2 tablespoons ground almonds
- 30 readymade tartlet cases
- In a saucepan combine the mincemeat and banana, bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Add the walnuts and ground almonds and stir thoroughly. Spoon the mixture into the tartlet cases, place a walnut on top and serve. Yields 28 -30 tartlets.
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