Smorgasbord Special Butter Tarts

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This tried and true recipe has been enjoyed by many. Hope you like it! Makes enough filling for 1 dozen 3-inch tarts or 2 dozen 2-inch tarts. Recipe may be doubled, tripled, etc.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour boiling water over currants and let sit for 10 minutes. Drain. Place currants on paper towel to absorb extra water. Place about 1 teaspoon currants in each tart shell.
  2. Combine butter, cream, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and lemon juice until mixed. Mixture will have bits of butter remaining and will looked curdled --- this is normal. Pour about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of filling over currants in each tart.
  3. Bake at 400F for about 15 minutes.
  4. (If making 2-inch tarts use about 1/2 teaspoons of currants and 2 to 3 tsps. of filling per tart).
Most Helpful

5 5

The taste of these tarts are too die for!!!!!!!!! I cooked mine slightly less than 15 minutes because when I looked in the oven, some of the tart shells were burnt. Next time, I would probaly cook at a lower temperature for longer... Other than that, everything worked out great!! Thanks for this delish recipe Ty's Kitchen!