Flies' graveyard

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Flies' graveyard
Flies cemetery.jpg
Alternative names Flies cemetery, fruit slice, fruit squares, currant squares, fly cakes, fly pie
Type Pastry
Place of origin United Kingdom
Main ingredients Currants or raisins

Flies' graveyard and flies' cemetery are nicknames used in various parts of the United Kingdom for sweet pastries filled with currants or raisins, which are the "flies" in the "graveyard" or "cemetery". In Scotland, the formal name is fruit slice or fruit squares. In Northern Ireland, the formal term is currant squares. In the North East of England, they are called fly cakes or fly pie.[1]

The mixture is similar to sweet mince pies, which are traditionally eaten at Christmas time in the United Kingdom.

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  1. ^ Fraser McAlpine (2015). Stuff Brits Like: A Guide to What's Great about Great Britain. Penguin. pp. 123–124. ISBN 9780425278413. Retrieved 17 February 2017.

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