Friday, March 23, 2012

Butter Tarts

The hubby needed a food to represent Canada for Multicultural week at work, so rather than him trying to take the easy (and disgusting) road of cooking up a few boxes of Kraft Dinner, I told him I would make Butter Tarts - a "highly regarded" and "quintessential" dessert in Canada. I have never made butter tarts before but figured they can't be all that difficult and with what they're made of, there was very low chance of them not tasting great. I came across this recipe (ironically American) on All Recipes and whipped up a couple dozen.

Recipe courtesy of
Makes 2 dozen


1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter (softened)
2 cups raisins
2 tablespoons heavy cream or coffee cream
1 cup chopped walnuts
30 (2 inch) unbaked tart shells (I used 3 inch tart shells)


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
2. Cream the butter, sugar and eggs well. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
3. Pour batter into tart shells, no more than half full. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Watch carefully!!--they'll burn quickly. Filling will keep in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or so. Liquid coffee creamer can be used for cream. Use any good pie pastry for shells. 

They taste absolutely amazing!!

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