For Your Next Tea Party

Banbury Tarts

Makes 8 to 10 tarts

Raisins are traditional, but you could also make these tarts with dried cranberries, in which case you’d have Cranberry Banbury Tarts.

1 cup raisins

1 cup sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 tablespoon melted butter

3 tablespoons fine cracker or bread crumbs

Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon

Pastry for a 1-crust pie

Mix together raisins, sugar, egg, butter, crumbs, and lemon juice and zest. This is your filling. Roll out pastry about 1/8 inch think and cut into 3-inch squares. Place 1 scant tablespoon of filling in the center and fold in half to make triangles; seal edges with water and cut a small X at the top. Bake at 350 degrees until browned, about 15 minutes. You could also use puff pastry instead of pie crust; bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes.

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