These easy to prepare, delicious tarts make the perfect bed for a small portion of ice cream as a formal dessert, or eaten as is with afternoon tea or an evening cup of coffee.

Butter Tarts

Butter Tarts
Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 16 tarts
  • 1/4 Cup raisins
  • 16 tart shells; baked
  • 1/4 Cup butter; soft
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar; lightly packed
  • 1/2 Cup corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Sprinkle raisins evenly in baked shells. In bowl, cream together butter and sugar; beat in corn syrup, egg, vinegar, vanilla and salt. Pour into pastry shells, filling each 3/4s full.
  2. Bake in 400 degrees F. oven for about 10 minutes or just till runny in centre. Let cool in pan for 1 minute, remove to rack and let cool completely.
Makes 16 tarts.
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