Butter Tart Squares

Butter Tart Squares


"Tastes like the real thing but is a lot less time consuming!"


servings 308 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.9g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 103 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. To Make Base: In a small mixer bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine and confectioners' sugar. Blend in flour. Pat into 9X9 inch square pan. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  3. To Make Filling: In a large bowl combine brown sugar, melted butter or margarine, beaten eggs, vinegar, vanilla, and raisins. Pour over base and bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until set.
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  1. 52 Ratings


YUM! I doubled the recipe because hubby loves butter tarts and I just didn't have the time to make them today. It doubles very well (in a 9 x 13 pan)! I used a little smash of cinnamon in the c...

Great square! I just added it to my traditional list of Christmas baking. It was fast and easy to do and if you refrigerate it for an hour or so you can cut it real nice into 1" squares. I li...

I made two batches (one with raisins, one without) and both were way too sticky to cut and remove from the pan. I tried baking them an extra 10 minutes, let them thoroughly cool and tried again...

I have never made Butter Tarts before, but after making this square, why bother! These were sooo easy to make and absolutely delicious!! I love them!

Excellent recipe! The only thing I did differently, was omit the raisins because my husband prefers these bars without them. These bars are a new favourite and will be made again and again!

Pretty GOOD! But, next time ill add soemthing to make the filling much softer...mine came a little hard...more like a cookie...not exactly like wat i had expected

Fabulous recipe! I don't understand why anyone is saying the crust is bland. Using tart shells or making your own does not make for a better tasting crust. The yummy part is the filling and thes...

I followed the directions given to the T, however, I am disappointed to say that the recipe didn't turn out. The filling didn't set and was definitely too sweet. The shortbread pastry was O.K....

These were great and easy to make, HOWEVER I found that adding the vinegar gave it a bitter aftertaste and not as much the buttery aftertaste you want from butter tarts...i have made a recipe be...