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Wow, I am thrilled to make these myself rather than buying store-made butter tarts/bars. I used a smaller (8x8) pan, so I baked them for 28 minutes. We don't like raisins, so I omitted them, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly, and they turned out sublime. "Bake Exchange" is an appropriate name: They are impressive and worthy of any family event or pot-luck function. Will certainly be making again!
This is an old recipe from Company's Coming 150 Delicious Squares. It is great if you want the taste but not the work of butter tarts. I use 1 tbsp of flour in filling, double the vanilla, add a pinch of cinnamon and use 1 cup of raisins, no nuts. I bake the crust 12 minutes and the filling 25 minutes, works great in my oven. Thicker crust if 8 inch pan used, double the recipe for a 9x13 pan.
Yum!!! These are absolutely delicious bars. I only put in 1 c of raisens and did not add any nuts. I baked them for 20 mins and they are perfect. Thank you for sharing a great recipe Winnipeg*Mel*.
I have made this twice and the second time, I added diced prunes and dried cranberries. The combination of sweet and sour was out of this world. I added a 1/4 cup of flour to the filling and also cut down the sugar to 1/2 cup and it turned out delish. My husband and I just can't get enough of these scrumptious little gems. Please don't let the prunes turn you off, they are really delicious and healthy. Everyone should give these a try at least once and you to will be surprised how wonderful they are. Thank You Winnipeg "Mel" for an awesome recipe.
Sorry that I'm only giving this three stars, but it was way too sweet for my taste, and I even used less brown sugar for the top layer. I may try it again and only use about a 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Also, it seemed like it should have been baked an additional 5-10 minutes as it was almost too gooey. It may be my oven though as it's new and I have to lower the temp by about 5-10 degrees so things don't burn! I may have lowered it too much, oops!
My MIL made these for her rehearsal dinner last month, and I made them for Canada Day. They are great! The brown sugar in the crust makes them really yummy!
Instead of 1 1/2 cups of raisins I used 1 1/2 cups dates instead. Delicious with the nuts~!
This is very close to a recipe that I was going to post from "Company's Coming". I include this one on my Xmas cookie tray every year and it is always popular. I add a dash of allspice to my raisin mixture, and my recipe calls for 1/4C flour in the 2nd layer as opposed to 1 tsp flour. It is like a yummy butter tart, but less work. Great recipe!
too much crust for the size of the pan the filling mixture baked out fine and tasted great, if I make again I will do some adjusments to the amounts, thanks for posting!