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Sweet Butter Tarts

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


1 dozen

A friend of mine first introduced me to this easy recipe. I usually make six or eight batches at Christmas time.—Charlene Turnbull, Wainwright, Alberta


  • Pastry for three single-crust pies
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface; cut into twelve 4-in. circles. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased muffin cups.
  2. In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add egg, milk, vanilla and maple flavoring. Stir in raisins.
  3. Fill each cup half full. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 370 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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