Real Canadian Butter Tarts

Total Time
28mins
Prep
3 mins
Cook
25 mins

Melt in your mouth butter tarts, oh sooo good !! The method for baking is unusual, but will prevent the filling from boiling over.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Line tart tins with pastry. Sprinkle 6-8 currants into each tart shell.
  2. Let butter cool to room temp, then add the remaining ingredients. Stir until smooth.
  3. Spoon into unbaked tart shells, filling about 2/3 full.
  4. Bake at 200F for 15 min, then without taking the tarts out, turn the oven to 350°F Bake another 10-15 min, until they start to brown. This method will prevent them from boiling over.
  5. Note: I use Tenderflake lard and make the pastry using the instructions on the box, chilling the dough before rolling. Roll it a little thicker than for pie pastry, and use a little extra flour.
Most Helpful

yummmmmmmm this is almost exactly like my nonnie makes it. I love this recipe. You are a true chef. Thanls for the recipe.

5 5

I didn't use your particular ingredients, but I did use your baking method. I was a little sceptical at first, but went ahead anyway. *Beautiful* Every tart was perfect. No spill-overs, and that's a big plus in my book. Only problem......I now have to make double the mixture because I can finally fill the tarts to the top with that buttery goo. Gee.....how will I ever survive :) Thanks so much for sharing your method.

5 5

This is very much like my Mom's recipe. I thought they were great. My tart shells must of been a bit smaller, so I made a good 5 dozen. Your idea for preventing them from boiling over really works. I will probably be make my tarts that way from now on. Thanks for the recipe.