Award-Winning Butter Tarts

Recipe by Lennie
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare muffin pans by rolling out pie dough and cutting 4-inch (approx) circles; fit dough circles into muffin cups; set aside in fridge until ready to fill.
  • In a small bowl, place raisins and cover with hot tap water; let stand on the counter for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix together the soft butter, brown sugar, salt and corn syrup; stir well until sugar is dissolved and butter is creamed.
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Drain raisins.
  • Retrieve tart shells and divide raisins equally into all shells; then divide butter mixture into all tarts.
  • Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes; filling will be lightly browned but still bubbling.
  • Canadians fall into two camps about butter tarts and are quite loyal to their favourite type: runny or firm.
  • I like runny-- the type that dribbles when you bite into one; if you like firm, bake them for the full 20 minutes, even adding another minute or two if you wish.
  • Let cooked butter tarts cool in pans for 10 minutes after removing from oven; then remove and place on racks until completely cool.
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