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Banbury Tarts

 Banbury Tarts
Deliciously old-fashioned, these tempting tarts are a "must" for Santa's Christmas Eve cookie plate.
48 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped raisins
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, optional
  • Pastry for two double-crust pies (9 inches)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Stir in walnuts if
  • desired. Roll out pastry to 1/8-in. thickness; cut into 48 3-in.
  • circles; moisten edges with water. Put 1-1/2 teaspoons filling on
  • half of each circle. Fold other half over the filling; press edges
  • together with a fork to seal. Cut a slit in top of each tart. Place
  • on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 13-15
  • minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Combine sugar and milk; drizzle over cooled tarts. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 119 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.