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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Easy Butter Tarts with Sophia

By: Miriam Borys

Yield: 21 small tarts 

Marie-Terese always has pastry in the freezer ready because when I come to visit I always leave an extra batch. This proves especially useful in case someone gets a craving for butter tarts. Our Daddy Ernie loved butter tarts and baking these delicious little tarts reminds us of him. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do.

Butter Tarts


1 pastry recipe (please click on this link to go directly to this recipe or YouTube video) You will only need a portion of the pastry but pastry freezes well for another day.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup butter - melted
1 tsp. vanilla

1/3 cup raisins or currants (do not add the raisins to the sugar mixture)

Melt butter first and add to a mixing bowl.  Whisk in egg, sugars, vanilla until well mixed.
Roll out pastry and cut out pastry rounds as seen n the video.
Press down slightly so that there is a definite bottom to the tart. 

Drop a few currants or raisins (5 - 7) into the bottom of each pastry tart.
Spoon in approximately 1 heaping tablespoon of the butter tart mixture into each pastry tart. Do not over fill the tarts or they will bubble over into your oven.
Preheat oven and then bake at 375° for 20 minutes.

Remove from pans immediately or the tarts will stick and you will not  be able to get them out.

Serve with a nice cup of tea.

Chef Miriam Little Borys, B.Ed., MA.
'Cooking Uncovered'


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