Grandma's Butter Tarts

Recipe by ProudMamaT
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Filling:
  • Mix all ingredients until well blended; set aside.
  • Pastry:
  • Cut butter and shortening together using a fork or pastry whisk utensil.
  • Slowly add salt and flour to the butter and shortening cutting it in until the mixture looks like small crumbles.
  • Add cold water one tablespoon at a time until the dough sticks together.
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Use a wide mouthed glass (I use a pint glass) to cut out circles.
  • Place circles into an ungreased cupcake pan.
  • Pour filling into the crusts, about a quarter of the way full. Be careful not to over fill as the mixture will bubble up and make the tarts stick to the pan.
  • Bake in oven at 425°F for about 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  • Good luck and enjoy!