Grandma's Butter Tarts
photo by ProudMamaT
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup corn syrup (or maple syrup)
- 1⁄2 cup melted butter
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3⁄4 cup raisins, approx (soak in warm water to plump then drain)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts, approx (or almonds)
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 4 -5 tablespoons cold water
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Mix all ingredients until well blended; set aside.
- 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!
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I made this for Canadian Thanksgiving this year after hearing a list of ingredients from my mother-in-law's future mother-in-law. I recipe sifted until I found this recipe. It's fabulous! I'm making it today for "United States" Thanksgiving to take to my sister's for my side of the family to try, and I know they'll love it. I particularly like the crust, and I'm generally not a "crust" person. I plan on borrowing the crust recipe to use with Ree Drummond's (Pioneer Woman) chicken pot pie on Sunday.
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I'm a single mom of two little boys! I live with my dad and help him out with things like cleaning, cooking and seeing(he has diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration). I love cooking yummy meals and goodies for my family! I'm able to go to school and not worry about work right now. So, I am able to spend lots of time with my boys and have plenty of time to get in the kitchen and cook/bake. I also like to garden and do crafts 'n' such. I love to see people enjoying things that I have made with my own two hands and that I have put my care and love into.