Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
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.
- 1 pastry for double-crust deep dish pie
- 1 cup raisins (optional) or 1 cup walnuts (optional)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup real maple syrup
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
- 1 pinch salt
- Roll out pastry and cut into 12 circles.
- Fit pastrys into muffin or tart cups.
- Sprinkle raisins and or walnuts in the bottom of each tart.
- Beat together eggs, maple syrup, brown sugar, butter and salt.
- Pour into tart shells, about 2/3 full.
- Bake at 375 F for 20-25 minutes, until set.
- Cool 5 minutes and remove from pan.
- In some places you can find pre made tart shells in the freezer section along side pie shells.
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.