I grew up thinking these tarts were an everywhere dessert. But apparently it’s a Canadian thing. This Easy Butter Tarts Recipe is delicous and simple. Makes 18 mini tarts (perfect for dessert tonight!).
BUTTER TARTS RECIPE
- One package frozen mini tart shells
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 butter
- 1/4 brown sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tsp vinegar
- Prepare frozen mini tart shells according to package.
- In a bowl, mix together butter, raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup, beaten egg and vinegar.
- Pour butter tarts mixture evenly into each tart shell.
Bake in 375 oven 12-15 min.
Note: Some people put pecans in these tarts. If you are a pecan lover – add 1/4 cup pecans to the mixture before baking.
You could certainly make your own pastry for these tarts. I, personally, just do not have the gift for pastry. Some people have the touch for pastry…I do not. But I can make cake and bread until the cows come home!
I serve these tarts on a tray with mini apple tarts and brownies. Goes great with tea and coffee (milk for kids). It’s a great 2 bite dessert tray – kinda perfect after a big meal when you want something sweet (but not a big something sweet).
Ask me if you can freeze these and my honest answer is: I don’t know. They’ve never lasted more than 2 days in an airtight container because everyone eats them! Though really, it takes less than 30 minutes to make them so you can easily make them the night before (or day of) any event and then store them in a container. Best served room temperature.