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Awesome Buttertarts

Awesome Buttertarts

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This is an old recipe that everyone always asks for when they try these tarts. They are best when eaten about 5 minutes out of the oven, but are great any time. Store these in a sealed container.

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Original recipe yields 24 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 294 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.9g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 139 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) Arrange tart shells on a cookie sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, butter, eggs, cream and vanilla. Stir in raisins and pecans. Divide filling into 24 (3 inch) tart shells.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 16 to 20 minutes, or until filling is set.
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Finally I found a recipe that is similar to my mom's and not icky corn syrup in the ingredients. A trick I learned over the years is not to mix the raisins & walnuts into the filling but to put a rounded tsp of raisins and 1/2 tsp of chopped walnuts directly into the tart shells. Then I pour in the filling. That way each tart has the same amount of fruit/nuts.


Great tarts I doubled the raisins and nuts.Nothing but praise for them. Even my 95 year old mother wanted the recipe.

G Kinkaid

I have used this recipe for several years and have recommended it to several people. I am surprised there are not more ratings. I have cooked for 40 years (+) and have found this recipe to be the best yet. Uumummm delicious!!!