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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!


Made this recipe exactly to the recipe. Freaking fantastic!! And so quick and simple!