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First off, I must confess I didn't make these. A former co-worker called me on June 30 and was frantic. She's originally from Canada and wanted to know if I had a recipe for butter tarts. I immediately directed her to 'Zaar and this recipe. She made them for a "Canada Day" celebration that her and a few other Canadian transplants were having. She said these were the hit of the party and everyone wanted the recipe! To thank me, she saved one for me and brought it to work. She used all walnuts, (thank god, I hate rasins!) and these were incredible tasting! I'm glad she only brought me one, because I definately would have consumed more!

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yooper July 06, 2003

Awesome butter tarts - I've been using this recipe for years now - guaranteed results every time!

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Meg S. June 24, 2015

I used Woobo Korean dried Shingo Asian Pears instead of raisins

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vrb June 01, 2015

My father in law counts himself as a butter tart specialist and he can't get enough of this recipe in a shortcrust pastry shell. I make it for him for his birthday. And my husband and girls can't get enough of them either.

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Anonymous April 28, 2015

Incredible! I have made these tarts twice now and both times they were SO VERY DELICIOUS. I like my tarts runny so I take them out of the oven after 15 minutes. My family says they are the best butter tarts they have ever tasted!

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Ruth-Anne Boyd July 08, 2014

Excellent butter tarts. Made these for a birthday party and it was enjoyed by many. Thank you.

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daisygrl64 December 05, 2013

Absolutely delicious!! I agree with everyone else....these are the best ever! Thank you for sharing!

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White Rock, Canada December 04, 2013

Best butter tart recipe EVER, I swear! I bought 24 ready made tart shells. Doubled the recipe and was able to make a perfect 24 tarts (6 raisins and a few pecan pieces in the bottom of each shell.)

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SkinnyCookie December 02, 2013

Exceptional tarts ! I have never made butter tarts before but I have had many of them over the course of my life and find these to be the kind that I remember from my childhood. I have to admit that I cheated and used frozen mini tart shells (18) and this recipe filled them exactly. Hubby has been barred from the kitchen because of these.....now I have to find a hiding place for the rest of them ! Thanks so much for taking me back in time!! Will be making these again and again !!!

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cfletcher September 14, 2013

AH-MAZE-ING! Living in Australia, I had a craving for one of my favourite desserts from home and decided to give these a go. I substituted corn syrup - due to lack of availability in Australia - with golden syrup and the results were terrific! I impressed a couple of friends and have now unwittingly been volunteered to make these again. Great recipe!

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Chompy the Goat August 25, 2013
Award-Winning Butter Tarts