Friday, November 4, 2011

Recipe: Butter Tarts

Did you know Canada.. Butter Tarts are a Canadian favourite, in fact, considered one of only a few recipes of genuinely Canadian origin. The earliest published Canadian recipe is from Barrie, Ontario dating back to 1900 and can be found in The Women’s Auxiliary of the Royal Victoria Hospital Cookbook - how cool is that! You won't see any crazy raisins or walnuts in my recipe either, just pure Butter Tarts baby! ;-)

Butter Tarts

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1C corn syrup
1C sugar
1/4C melted butter
1t vanilla
24 frozen tart shells (yes, yes, many of you are fancier than me and can make your own tart shells)

Combine ingredients. Pour filling into tart shells - 1/3 full. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Everyone was very interested in this Great Canadian Treat, so I've made them this morning and want to share the process with you!

gather your simple ingredients, find the corn syrup by the maple syrup at the grocery store..

lightly beat your eggs ( I'm really not 100% on what that means, I just wisked them a bit :-) )..

melt your butter in the microwave or on the stove..

combine all ingredients..

mix it all together..

lay out your frozen tart shells and let them defrost for 5 minutes or so, or get fancy and make your own (I can not help you with that!!)..

fill your tarts with the mix, I know the recipe says fill 1/3 full but I just filled them using all the mix, do NOT try to fill them to the very tippy top though or you will have a very terrible oven mess..

after 25 minutes they were out of the oven..

and look (and taste) delish!!


  1. Nom Nom Nom! I L-O-V-E tarts and butter tarts are one of my favorite, great easy recipe. Thanks!

  2. made butter tarts for the first time this year. They were so easy, and SOOOOO yummy.

  3. Mmmm this looks so good and simple!

    Thanks for Sharing :)

  4. LOL I love the comment on the frozen tart shells. I should send you my pastry recipe. I promise you will make the best pastry ever. Better yet, you come to my house, I'll make the pastry you make the filling and then we will eat them all...YUM!

    sweetpeg at gmail dot com

  5. Mmmmm.....I LOVE Buttertarts - they are my absolutel Fav!!!

  6. I only like the ones without raisins, love pecans in mine

  7. I had NO CLUE making butter tarts was this simple. Adding this to my holiday baking list for sure! (My American sister-in-law is crazy about butter tarts, and usually buys a large box of the pre-made ones to bring home with her.)

  8. Ok you totally are going to earn me Wife Of The Year!!! I didn't even think to buy tart shells!!!

  9. OMG these look amazing. I am going shopping tomorrow and I know what I am buying, all I need are the tart shells.

  10. Guess who's hopping in her car RIGHT NOW to pay you a visit!

  11. Now I'm craving butter tarts! Yummo!


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