Simply Christmas Guest Post – Best Butter Tart Recipe Ever!

Best butter tart recipe ever

I’m thrilled to be here at Shabby Art Boutique today!

Thank you so much, Kerryanne, for having me!


I’m Jamie and I blog over at So Much Better With Age {all about vintage and French decor, DIY projects and crafts}.

Today I’m going to be sharing with you my recipe for The Best Butter Tart Ever!

I’m sharing a printable recipe below but here are a few handy tips 😉

First you’ll need to roll out your favorite pastry recipe thinly and cut into 4" rounds.

roll out pastry

Once you assemble all the filling ingredients together, I find it best to pour it in with a bowl with a spout on it.

butter tart filling

You can also use a small measuring cup to scoop the filling into the pastry cups.

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pour in butter tart filling

Butter tarts are very Canadian. I’ve been making them {and eating them!} for as long as I can remember.

pour in butter tart filling

And it’s always been a delicious holiday memory.

Best butter tart recipe ever

The recipe calls for currants {which are smaller, sweeter raisins} but you can also use raisins.



butter tart recipe

Yum, yum, yum!


Best Butter Tart Recipe Ever
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Author: So Much Better With Age
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Serves: 12
The best butter tart you’ve ever tasted! Perfect for this holiday season.
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup Crisco shortening
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup currants {or raisins}
  1. {use your favorite pastry recipe}
  2. Roll out pastry thinly and cut into 4" rounds
  3. Fit into a 12 count muffin tin
  4. Combine all filling ingredients; mix well
  5. Fill 1/2 of each pastry cup with filling
  6. Bake on bottom shelf at 425 deg for 12-15 min or just until set
  7. Don’t over bake and under baking will make them runny
  8. Cool on wire rack

Tomorrow on my blog, I’m going to be sharing my easiest pie pastry recipe {and video!} so be sure to pop over!

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  1. Looks so good !!
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  2. That recipe sounds & looks yummy – I don’t think I’ve ever had butter tarts.
    Isn’t that Christmas tree comment clever.
    Toni xx

  3. Please forgive an ignorant British girl – but how is this a BUTTER tart when there is no butter listed in the ingredients?

  4. thanks so much for sharing, jami…and kerryanne:)

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