Butter Tarts

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Julie Smith

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@Pardonmyretro

These are often called Canadian Butter tarts, and I recall that a lot of my relatives would travel to Niagara Falls, as this was the 'Wild West of the East' in the 1930s. This may have been adopted from one of the excursions that was taken. We also used to call these Brown Betty Sugar Pies- after my Grandma Betty.

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Serves:
12 tarts
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c
    butter, unsalted
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, light
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    light cream( half and half)
  • 1/2 c
    raisins or chopped nuts, optional
  • FILLING

How to Make Butter Tarts

Step-by-Step

  1. cut pie pastry into 4 inch rounds, using a pastry cutter or jar at that same width. ( I have a family recipe for pie dough that can be made ahead of time and stored in fridge, or store bought is also fine.) line an ungreased muffin tin with each pastry round and set aside. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream butter with mixer. Add light brown sugar until well mixed.
  3. Add eggs( one at a time between mixing), add vanilla and cream, until well blended.
  4. If you desire raisins or nuts, add them to the bottom of the pastry rounds in your tin. I mix some with both, or just nuts and plain.
  5. Add 1/4 of the mixture to each pastry round- the mixture should just about reach the top of the pastry, but not overflow.
  6. Place in oven and cook for 25-30 minutes.
    the tops should be puffed up and the pastry should be golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool on rake. Your tarts will deflate and form a nice light crust on the top and stay gooey on the inside. Grab Milk and Eat!

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About Butter Tarts

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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