130 Reviews

These are DELICIOUS!!! I had a recipe from a donut shop where I used to work and I thought they were the best ever butter tarts. When I moved I lost my recipe and so i had to find one online. I am so pleased that i found this one! These are the best butter tarts ever! I will use this recipe from now on.... my boyfriend loves these!!

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Multiplicity September 22, 2010

These are REALLY good! I am from Canada but currently living in the states. When I make these for my American friends, I'm always asked for the recipe - this is the one I give them. Thanks for sharing - they're really that good =)

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FourMs March 22, 2010

These were incredible. I doubled the batch, used 90 percent sultan raisins and 10 percent dark raisins. I also added two tbs of whipping cream in the mixture..these were heaven. You must make your own pie crust.....it makes huge difference. I have found the most incredible crust recipe that is fool proof....don't be afraid to make your own crust. <br/><br/>5 c flour ( i use 4 1/2 then the extra 1/2 cup is used when i roll out the door to sprinkle on the countertop to prevent sticking)<br/>1 lb lard ( crisco vegetable is best)<br/>1 tsp baking powder<br/>3 tbs brown sugar<br/>1 tbs vinegar<br/>1 egg<br/><br/>Crumble flour and lard, baking powder and brown sugar until crumbly. Beat egg in a 1 cup container and add the 1 tbsp vinegar then add water to the 1 cup mark. Wrap pie crust in fridge and chill for two hours or more before rolling. Your crust will turn out nice and flaky. This pie crust mix is very easy to roll.

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meikobaby August 02, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful recipe! These are the BEST! I'm not a pie, or tart maker because I never thought I was good at making homemade pie dough, but tonight I made the Tenderflake recipe that is on the box, and then followed your Butter Tart recipe to a T. Awesome!! Even the pastry dough was perfect ;o)) I used a flattened cupcake paper to trace the circles for a perfect fit!

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MRM December 16, 2011

Fantastic! I only used frozen tart shells as this was a last minute thing to make with my 5 yr old on a rainy day. YUMMY! Thanks for sharing eh!

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DiZzEeCook July 12, 2010

I have been using this recipe for a couple of years now and have yet to rate it. My father the butter tart king will not let me make any others. He swears there are no better. I cheat, I use pre made tart cups. The recipe is still fantastic.

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Abby, Sarah & Eli's Mom February 22, 2010

i found this was only enough filling for about 9 tarts. maybe my shells were bigger then yours? i omitted the vanilla as i didn't have any. had to make a second round of the butter/sugar mix. second time around i cheated and mixed everything at once, strangely it turned out a lot more runny that second time around but all the tarts came out the same once baked. next time i might try mixing the raisins right into the thicker filling for ease of filling. these don't turn out as smooth in the center as the commercial ones but they are very tasty.

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spiritussancto January 18, 2010

YUMMY! Love these tarts. Easy to make and extremely tasty. I used pre-made tart shells and these were a big success. Thanks!

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Cher Jewhurst December 26, 2009

I made these today with my daughter and they were amazing! I like a thicker center to my butter tarts but not firm and these were perfect! I omited the raisins as well (I am not fond of them) and use my hand mixer to mix the batter on low till it was like a whip! Mmmmm, definitely a recipe keeper this is! I added a pic to the result as well! 5*****'s for sure!

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Tammerz December 06, 2009

These are truly the BEST butter tarts; as an ex pat living in the States, these are brought to every event. I can't tell you how many people ask if I'm bringing butter tarts now.

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plat18kt November 26, 2009
Award-Winning Butter Tarts