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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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

Step-By-Step

1Pastry:
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.
2In a separate bowl, mix 1 egg, 1 tbsp white vinegar and 2 tbsp cold water. Add to shortening and flour mixture.
3Mix all ingredients together, but only until just mixed and no more.
The key to flaky pastry is not to overhandle the dough
4For 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.
5Using either a cookie cutter or something like a jar lid, cut out circles from the dough. Press dough circles into a muffin pan.
6Filling:
In another bowl, mix well corn syrup, brown sugar, melted butter and egg. Add vanilla and stir in raisins.
7Spoon 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