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Sweet Butter Tarts Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 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. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional 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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2Munch User ID: 6384921 257984
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2016

"Love this recipe!!!!! And easy and NO corn syrup!"

ylrak User ID: 7433572 69386
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"Very easy & delicious!"

rubydoo008 User ID: 5748313 50079
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"I changed it up a little. Currants instead of raisins and a shot of dark rum"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 48122
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"YUMM these were so delicious! Just how my dad and husband LOVE them. :)"

AngeloSofia User ID: 4390014 18828
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"My husband is a HUGE butter tart fanatic and he absolutely loved these! We will make them again often."

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