Canadian Butter Tarts

Jen Smallwood

By
@usmcmom1

These butter tarts are a bit runny - but all so delicious....
this recipe comes my girlfriend in Brantford, Ontario, who got it from her grandmother, love grandmothers recipes...


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Rating:

Serves:

1 dozen

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

pastry
2 c
all-purpose flour
1 c
shortening
1/2 tsp
salt
1
egg
1 Tbsp
vinegar
2 Tbsp
water
filling
1
egg
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
corn syrup
1 Tbsp
melted butter
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
raisins, optional, or can be replaced with chopped pecans or walnut

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pastry:
Blend the shortening and the flour with a pastry cutter, or two knives, until you've created a uniform mixture that is crumbly and about the size of frozen peas.
2
In a separate bowl, mix 1 egg, 1 tbsp white vinegar and 2 tbsp cold water. Add to shortening and flour mixture.
3
Mix all ingredients together, but only until just mixed and no more.
The key to flaky pastry is not to overhandle the dough
4
For ease of handling, make a ball of the dough, wrap in cellophane and place in freezer for 10-15 mins. Roll out dough onto floured surface to about the thickness of a CD case.
5
Using either a cookie cutter or something like a jar lid, cut out circles from the dough. Press dough circles into a muffin pan.
6
Filling:
In another bowl, mix well corn syrup, brown sugar, melted butter and egg. Add vanilla and stir in raisins.
7
Spoon filling into pastry shell to just below the rim.
Bake at 400 for about 10 mins until golden brown.
Makes about a dozen tarts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Canadian