Canadian Maple Butter Tarts

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by curly top

I grew up near several large producing maple sugar bushes in Canada and maple syrup was in many things my mother made. Butter tarts are a traditional Canadian treat, these include real maple syrup.

Top Review by Michelle Berteig

Very easy to make and taste great! I used chopped pecans and these taste like pecan pie. The recipe didn't say what size muffin pans to use, so I used a mini muffin pan, which was just right. I was able to cut 12 circles from each piecrust, that were the right size for the mini muffin pan, with a few scraps left over. This recipe made 24 tarts, that were mini-muffin sized. I sprayed the mini muffin pan with non-stick spray first. The baking time was perfect. Would definitely make again! Made for PAC Spring '08.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Roll out pastry and cut into 12 circles.
  2. Fit pastrys into muffin or tart cups.
  3. Sprinkle raisins and or walnuts in the bottom of each tart.
  4. Beat together eggs, maple syrup, brown sugar, butter and salt.
  5. Pour into tart shells, about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake at 375 F for 20-25 minutes, until set.
  7. Cool 5 minutes and remove from pan.
  8. In some places you can find pre made tart shells in the freezer section along side pie shells.

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