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!
- 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)
- Cream butter and sugar together.
- Add beaten egg and vanilla and stir together.
- Add raisins (soak for 5 minutes in hot water first).
- Fill tarts 3/4 full.
- 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.