1. In medium bowl, stir first 7 ingredients until well mixed; cover and refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend.
2. Prepare tart shells. (I normally use mini-muffin tins. Cut a 2-inch round of rolled out pie dough and carefully place in muffin cup.) Preheat oven to 425°F. Fill shells with undrained mincemeat mixture. Top with a small star shape piece of pie dough. Brush stars with buttermilk, milk or egg and sprinkle sugar on top. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden.
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