Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Butter Tarts

A butter tart is a Canadian pastry treat. It is made of flaky pastry shells filled with sweet  and gooey mixture of butter, brown sugar and eggs. Finding these sweet treats is easy when I am in Canada.  But living in Latin America is a different story. I googled these Butter Tarts recipe and I was able to find the Award-Winning Butter Tarts  at RecipeZaar.

This recipe is Adapted from RecipeZaar.


pie pastry ( enough to fill 16 muffin cups, I used Pillsbury pie crust )
¼ cup packed brown sugar
½ cups raisins ( soaked in water for 30 minutes )
¼ cup soft butter
1 pinch salt
½ cup corn syrup
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon vanilla

Cooking Directions:

  • Prepare muffin pans, if you are using refrigerated pie crust, you need to bring the dough to room temperature so take it out from the fridge 15 minutes before fitting to your muffin cups.
  • Using a cookie cutter, cut about 4-inch circle; fit dough circles into muffin cups, set aside on the fridge until ready to fill.
  • In a large bowl, using wooden spoon, mix the soft butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Stir well, make sure the ingredients are well incorporated and butter is creamed.
  • Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
  • Add drained raisins.
  • Fill the tart shells with butter mixture. Make sure the raisins are divided equally. Do not fill tart shells all the way to the very top, leave room as the filling bubble up a bit.
  • Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes or until filling is lightly brown and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and place on racks to cool completely.
  • Enjoy!


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