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Toffee Cherry Butter Tarts

Helen Adams

"Traditional Canadian butter tarts with a delicious twist - dried cherries replace the standard raisins, and the optional melted toffee bits provide a sweet, chewy topping."
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1 h 5 m servings 456 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 3-inch tarts)

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Spray twelve 3-inch tart tins with cooking spray.
  2. Roll out pie crust on a lightly floured surface and cut twelve 4-inch circles with a cookie cutter, rerolling scraps if necessary. Line tart tins with pastry circles.
  3. Beat eggs, brown sugar, vinegar, and vanilla together in a bowl until smooth; stir in melted butter, cherries, and walnuts. Fill tart shells 2/3 full with butter mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and continue baking until crust is golden and filling is bubbling, about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove tarts from oven; sprinkle evenly with toffee bits. Return tarts to the oven; bake until toffee bits are just melted, about 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, about 15 minutes. Gently lift tarts from tins.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This recipe makes 2 dozen 2-inch mini tarts. Cut pastry into 24 (2 1/2-inch) circles for mini tarts.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 456 calories; 26.1 g fat; 51.5 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g protein; 60 mg cholesterol; 292 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I didn't have quite enough sugar for 1/2 the recipe, but went ahead anyway (with about 3/4 cup). I thought my dried Bing cherries were bland, but the little touch of vinegar added the tartness t...

Far too much sugar. Too much cherries. They were nice. I think it is the toffee that makes it. May make it again.