"Blue Ribbon" Butter Tarts

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READY IN:
45mins
YIELD:
24 tarts
UNITS:
US

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

Directions

  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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