Butter Tarts

Butter Tarts

Buttery  pastry gives way to sweet, just so slightly runny brown sugar filling full of tender raisins in this Canadian classic Butter Tart.

I don’t remember the first time I tried a Butter Tart but I do know that it was love at first bite.

I admit, I use premade tart shells when I am making butter tarts. I do have a beautiful pie crust recipe, you can check it out here, but it is a lot of work when making large batches of individual tarts.

I save myself a ton of work and they are easy to share because of the handy tins they come in!

Filling tart shells with raisins for Butter Tarts on Nutmeg Disrupted

 

I am a bit of a purist when it comes to the raisin – no raisin controversy surrounding the classic tart. It has to have raisins, always!

I do give my raisins a soak in hot water, not just to soften but it also gives them a good cleaning as well. Is that necessary? I don’t honestly know, but it is something I learnt in the kitchen when I was young.

Once they are soft I drain and give them a rinse, let them air dry just a bit then add them to the tart shells.

Butter Tarts - A Canadian Classic
 
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Recipe type: Traditional Canadian
Cuisine: Butter Tarts
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cup of brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup of white sugar
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup of raisins
Instructions
  1. Soak the raisins in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse.
  3. Allow to air dry.
  4. Fill tart shells.
  5. Beat both sugars and butter until creamy.
  6. Add the eggs and continue beating until lightly fluffy.
  7. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup fill the tart shells.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

 

The filling gets whipped up and poured into the raisin filled tart shells and into the oven for about 20 minutes.

Butter tarts headed for the oven on Nutmeg Disrupted

 

I would love to hear your thoughts about this classic and if you put raisins in your butter tarts!

I hope you enjoy this Canadian Classic!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by Redawna

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