Grandma’s Butter Tarts {RECIPE}

Butter Tarts are definitely one of my weaknesses! I absolutely love how they melt in your mouth. My favourite kind are with just a few raisins.

This recipe is from my Grandmother. When I was in University, my parents left me alone for the entire summer as they went up to the cottage. I was so excited to have the house to myself, but specifically, I was excited to bake in the kitchen. My Mom didn’t love it when I asked to bake in her kitchen (I think it was because of the mess that I often created as I am known to be a VERY messy baker), so I was thrilled with the opportunity to have the kitchen all to myself.

The first thing that I baked were Butter Tarts, this exact recipe. And I proudly ate them all myself!
Grandmas Butter Tarts

Grandma’s Butter Tarts {RECIPE}
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Multi-Testing Mommy
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These are my Grandmother’s Butter Tarts. I made them the very first time I was left alone for the summer, when I was in University.
Ingredients
  • Tart Shells (found in a box in the frozen aisle at the grocery store) or make your own pastry (enough for 12 shells)
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup raisins (soaked in hot water)
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Add beaten egg and vanilla and stir together.
  3. Add raisins (soak for 5 minutes in hot water first).
  4. Fill tarts 3/4 full.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes and then 350 degrees for 10 minutes (watch that pastry doesn’t brown too much).

I have another Butter Tart recipe to share with you as I “accidentally” stumbled upon it this past weekend as I was making Butter Tarts and ran out of pastry shells. It is a Healthier Butter Tarts recipe and I’m very excited to share it with you. Keep your eyes peeled.

What is your favourite kind of Butter Tart?

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21 Responses to Grandma’s Butter Tarts {RECIPE}

  1. elizamatt says:

    My favourite type of butter tart is one that’s in my hand heading towards my mouth 🙂

  2. elizamatt says:

    My favourite type of butter tart is one that’s in my hand heading towards my mouth 🙂

  3. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for the recipe,my hubby is a big fan of Butter Tarts

  4. elizamatt says:

    I hope we don’t have to wait too long for the Healthier Butter Tarts recipe, I’m dying to see what that’s all about 🙂

  5. elizamatt says:

    I hope we don’t have to wait too long for the Healthier Butter Tarts recipe, I’m dying to see what that’s all about 🙂

  6. Cheryl says:

    I just love butter tarts but raisins not so much. I would replace them with pecans 🙂

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  8. Nena Sinclair says:

    Butter tarts are definitely one of my favorite treats! I will be trying your grandma’s recipe for sure! Thanks for sharing!

  9. binabug says:

    my mom has great butter tarts too and she makes her own crust, one thing of lard, flour and a can or bottle of sprite!!

  10. LisaM says:

    Oh awesome. I’ve often wanted to try and make butter tarts – this seems like a great sign that I should

  11. melissa says:

    Yummy. I love butter tarts. I’ll have to try this recipe

  12. melissa says:

    Yummy. I love butter tarts. I’ll have to try this recipe

  13. Laurie P says:

    such a great classic!

  14. Laurie P says:

    such a great classic!

  15. Lynda Cook says:

    This is an awesome recipe and one that I use, these are so very good and addicting!!

  16. kathy downey says:

    Butter tarts are definitely one of my Hubby’s favorite treats and he loved these,thanks so much for sharing the recipe !!

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