Easy Butter Tarts

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Butter tarts are a classic Canadian pastry that is filled with a rich, buttery, brown sugar filling, and sometimes currants, raisins, or pecans. These butter tarts are loaded with raisins.  They are easy to make and come together quickly!


Pastry Brown sugar Butter Eggs Vanilla Raisins Milk or cream

Flaky pastry filled with raisins and a rich butter and brown sugar. Butter tarts are a classic Canadian dessert.  This old fashioned recipe has a creamy texture, not too runny, and is absolutely delicious.  

Start by preparing the tart shells.  You can use pre-made shells, refrigerated store-bought pastry, or make your own.

Beat the butter and brown sugar, then add the egg, vanilla, milk and raisins. 

Press the tart shells into a lightly greased muffin tray, then fill each shell with the butter tart filling. 

Bake for approximately 25 minutes until bubbly and golden brown. 

Let the tarts cool for a few minutes then remove them from a tray to a cooling rack. 

Butter tarts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about a week.  Or stored in the freezer for several months.

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