Real Canadian Butter Tarts

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by Chef Dee

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

Top Review by aricotta2

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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