"Blue Ribbon" Butter Tarts

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“These are "special" tarts to me...they have "won" many "First place" ribbons at Country Fairs, in their class.They are a "good,solid tart", if the fruit is added, as indicated.Hope y'all enjoy them.They will not "stay around" long.”
24 tarts

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 cup melted butter
  • 1 13 cups currants or 1 13 cups chopped raisins or 1 13 cups dates or 1 13 cups figs or 1 13 cups nutmeats (the above is YOUR choice, I usually just add a few nuts or raisins to each "tart")
  • pastry dough, of your choice


  1. Preheat oven to 450'.
  2. Make your favourite pastry, (if making for a"special occasion", I have used"sweet pastry" and made them as"mini" tarts, ther-by changing the"yield", and also CUTS the baking time to about HALF that of a regular-sized tart) Beat eggs ONLY until whites and yolks are well blended.
  3. Beat in sugar.
  4. Add vinegar and vanilla.
  5. Stir in melted BUTTER.
  6. Add mixed"fruit", if adding to syrup mixture.
  7. Line tarts tins with your favourite pastry.
  8. Fill each"tart" 1/2 to 2/3 full, with syrup.
  9. Bake in hot oven for the first 10 minutes.
  10. Reduce temperature to 350'.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes more, or until filling is firm.
  12. Watch them!

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