Simple Canadian Butter Tarts


This recipe for baked tarts is from my seventh-grade Home Economics class. These are the only butter tarts my husband will eat!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 tarts


  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon lemon extract

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • ½ cup raisins

  • 8 (3 inch) unbaked tart shells


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C.)

  2. Beat egg in a large bowl. Mix in brown sugar and salt. Stir in vanilla and lemon extract. Beat until light and bubbly, then stir in melted butter. Fold in raisins. Drop filling by spoonfuls into tart shells.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C); bake until filling is set and pastry is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
9g Fat
41g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 105mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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