Currant tarts are composed of an easy filling and an even easier crust. (Aleksandra Konstantinovic/Fresno Bee/TNS)

Aleksandra Konstantinovic

Donna Mott of Ooh De Lolli bakes out of a vintage kitchen in downtown Fresno that’s perfect for a vintage recipe like currant tarts.

Her version of this classic needs just five ingredients and a prepared pie crust. Tarts can be made with a number of different fillings, but Zante currants, a type of dried berry, add sweetness to every bite.


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of currants
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 1 pie crust

Mix egg, butter, sugar, currants and vinegar together. Use a cookie cutter to cut 2-3 inch shells out of a prepared crust.

Pour 1 teaspoon of the mix into each tart shell. Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

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