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Classic Butter Tarts


A favourite of our interim grocery manager Natascha’s family, these butter tarts are a year-round classic.



1 cup Brown Sugar

1 cup Corn Syrup

1/2 cup Salted Butter melted

2 Eggs

2 tsp Vanilla

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 to 1 cup Raisins depending on how many you put in each tart (you can substitute pecans if you do not like raisins)

Krause Pastry Patties (2 pucks) or your favourite pie dough recipe


Preheat oven to 425°.

If using Krause Pastry Patties, make sure to let them thaw first. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it is ¼ inch thick. Then, using a round cookie cutter, cut the dough into circles – the circles should be a bit larger than your regular muffin pan (the dough shrinks once cooked). Grease your pan before putting the dough in. Once the shells have been molded into the tins, poke a few holes in the bottom of the shell to allow air in. Parbake the tart shells by themselves for 5 minutes at 425°.

In a medium to large bowl combine all the remaining ingredients except for the raisins.

Cover the bottom of the tart shell with raisins (or pecans). After adding raisins, fill the shells about 2/3 full with the syrup mixture. Make sure not to overfill though as they will overflow while baking. Bake tarts, on the middle rack, for 15-18 minutes or until golden (depending on your oven). Make sure to not overbake. Makes about 24 tarts.


You can also use premade tart shells.

When you think of Butter Tarts, what time of year comes to mind? If you grew up here on the west coast, it’s probably a childhood Christmas memory for you.

If, however, you grew up in Ontario like our Marketing Manager, Lydia, one bite into this flaky pastry filled with buttery perfection brings you back to summer days spent in the Kawarthas. In fact, much like our own Circle Farm Tour, Ontario is home to the Butter Tart Tour and summer Butter Tart festivals. So of course, when thinking of what classic Canadian recipes to send you as we got closer to our national holiday, the butter tart came to mind.

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