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Banbury Tarts

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1/4  c  Sugar
2  tb  Shortening
1/2  c  Currants
1 1/2  tb  Minced candied orange peel
1 1/2  tb  Minced candied lemon peel
1/8  ts  Nutmeg
1/8  ts  Cinnamon
1/2    Egg, slightly beaten
2  tb  Cookie or biscuit crumbs
1 1/2  tb  Minced candied citron

Cream shortening and sugar. Add candied peel, citron, currants, crumbs, nutmeg, cinnamon, and egg. Mix thoroughly. Cut plain pastry in rounds 6 inches in diameter. Place 1 tablespoon of fruit mixture on 1/2 of each round. Moisten edges. Fold like a turnover. Press edges together. Crimp. Brush with slightly beaten egg, or water. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake in hot oven (450 F) 10 minutes, or until brown. Florence Taft Eaton, Concord, MA.

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