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  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 c Butter or margarine
  • 1 pn Salt
  • 1 c Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c Fresh, frozen, or canned lemon juice
  • 1 c Dark or light raisins
  • 1 Teasp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c Coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c Heavy cream, whipped


Wonderful Pastry 1, 2, or 4 for 9" two-crust pie
Early in day: Start heating oven to 450ΓΈ F. Roll out all of pastry. Cut into 5" squares. Snugly fit each square into 2 3/4" muffin cup so corners stick up or lay over rim of muffin pan; prick. Bake about 10 min., or until golden. Cool on wire rack. Carefully lift from muffin pans.
In saucepan, beat eggs with fork; stir in butter, salt, sugar, lemon juice, and raisins. Bring to full boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Refrigerate.
At serving time: Into raisin mixture, stir vanilla and nuts. Spoon into tart shells. Top with whipped cream. Makes about 10 tarts.
Gay Touches: Make these tarts look like sundaes: Top whipped cream with different garnishes-whole or chopped walnuts, bits of citron and preserved orange rind, thin slices of dates, candied or maraschino cherries (whole, sliced, or chopped).