Butter Tarts

Butter Tarts

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Recipe by  Barbara

“Old family recipe from my daughter-in-laws family in southern Mississippi. It is very good.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  2. Cream the butter, sugar and eggs well. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour batter into tart shells, no more than half full. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Watch carefully!!--they'll burn quickly. Filling will keep in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or so. Liquid coffee creamer can be used for cream. Use any good pie pastry for shells.

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Rachel W.

Rachel W.

This is a very good recipe and I have been using it for a while. The only thing I changed was to add some vanilla. I think the vanilla gives it a fuller flavour. These are a favorite in my house!



I have been using a recipe given to me by a professional baker for over 20 years. This one is the only recipe to beat mine. Thanks so much.



These were wonderful! I did add the vanilla as another person suggested and I was glad I did. My only wish is I could put more "stuff" in them. But since they rise quite high while baking, it is important not to over-fill them, or you will end up with a mess! TIP: If you are starting off with frozen shells, pop them in the oven for 5 minutes UNFILLED to ensure they will be fully cooked when the filling is.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 641 cal
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 31.5 g
  • 48%
  • Carbs
  • 85.5 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 256 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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