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Real Canadian Butter Tarts, eh?

Real Canadian Butter Tarts, eh?

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These butter tarts are traditionally Canadian, made with sweet maple syrup.

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.5g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 177 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place tart shells on a baking sheet; sprinkle raisins evenly into the bottom of each tart shell.
  2. Whisk together butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl; whisk in egg. Pour mixture into tart shells; sprinkle each tart with walnuts.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until pastry is light brown and filling is bubbly, about 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, about 10 minutes.
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When inept people try to bake, bad reviews (wrongly) happen to great recipes. This turned out perfectly. I DID adjust the baking time, as I was using a traditional lard pastry crust and I wanted to be sure it cooked through. I baked at 425 for 15 mins and then down to 400 for another 5 mins. The pastry was golden brown, and the filling nicely set - consistency of jelly, not runny. Thank you so much for posting this traditional French Canadian desert!!! Grandma Watts would be proud!!!!


Delish!! I followed the recipe exactly except I didn't have walnuts, but they would be so good in this recipe so I will use them next time! A truly Canadian classic, and one of the best butter tarts I have had! Make sure to use PURE Maple syrup!! The pure maple syrup is thick and not too sweet!

Judy Hanuska