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Mary's Bean Tarts

 Mary's Bean Tarts
This tart's main ingredient, beans, are not necessarily thought of as a dessert but these tarts are so sweet that they could be served as an appetizer or dessert.—Mary Fleming, Bow Island, Alberta
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 1 cup cooked great northern beans or pinto beans
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dried currants
  • 24 prepared 3-in. tart shells


  • Mash or puree beans; add eggs. Add the butter, brown sugar, corn
  • syrup, vanilla and nutmeg; beat well. Place a few currants in each
  • tart shell. Add filling.
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until nicely browned.
  • Yield: 2 dozen tarts.
Editor's Note: Maple flavoring can be substituted for vanilla extract, and pecans or walnuts for currants.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 124 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.