The Great Canadian Butter Tart

December 23, 2008 at 12:58 am (Recipes)

butter-tarts

One of the BEST recipes to ever come out of Canada, right here, right now. Not my grandmother’s recipe ( I WISH) but pretty darned tasty.

Ingredients:

1 batch double crust pie pastry

2 eggs

1 1/2 C packed brown sugar

1/2 C corn syrup

4 tbsp melted butter

1 C currants

1/2 C chopped walnuts

2 tsp vinegar

1 pinch salt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Method:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Beat the eggs well. Add sugar, syrup, and melted butter and beat again. Add the currants, walnuts, vinegar, salt, and vanilla extract and mix vigorously.
Put a small amount of corn meal into tart tins or muffin pans OR use silicon baking cups. Place circles of uncooked pie crust into the pans/cups. Fill the shells 2/3 full and bake until the pastry is light brown, about 20 minutes. For runnier tarts, cook for 15 to 17 minutes.

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