Butter Tarts
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Butter Tarts

Yield: 12 individual (mini) tarts
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Flaky pastry shells filled with an irresistible gooey brown sugar filling. This old fashioned dessert is a classic in Canada, and after one bite, it will become one of your favorites too. A standard sized muffin tin is all you need to make these easy mini tarts.


  • Pastry dough — for 2 standard-sized pie crusts, double crust
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, — melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 cup Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 large eggs — at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Up to 2/3 cup mix-ins: — raisins, toasted chopped pecans, toasted chopped walnuts, and/or currants


Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butter Tarts, Easy Dessert Recipe

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