Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A perfect buttery sweet filling makes these irresistable! Passed down by my great Aunt who was French Canadian. She cooked with approximate measures, so these amounts may vary to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the brown sugar into the melted butter.
  3. Add the vanilla, vinegar and lemon juice.
  4. Beat the eggs lightly and add to mixture; add corn syrup.
  5. Sprinkle 5 or 6 raisins (or walnuts or pecans) into the bottom of each tart shell. These tarts are also delicious without anything in them.
  6. Ladle the filling into the tart shells, filling about 2/3 of each shell.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes or until the filling is just barely set.
  8. Cool tarts and enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

I've tried a hundred different versions of butter tart filling and this one is the BEST. Not jelly, not too gooey. Just PERFECT!

5 5

Very good sweet custardy consistency to this filling! I made pastry from scratch with a lard base and baked them at a lower temperature (325) for a few minutes longer. Keep an eye on the colour to know when done. This baking method was recommended by a master baker friend for pastry. <br/>Grandpa Bruce devoured them when I brought him a couple for a hospital visit!

5 5

I have made this with golden brown sugar as well as with demerara brown sugar. Everyone who has tried them has loved them. I even had a special request for them from the school librarian. For hers I made them with the golden brown sugar and no raisins or nuts. These make perfect butter tarts every time!