Sandra's Butter Tarts


These butter tarts are super easy to prepare, especially with time-saving frozen tart shells. My boys ask for these tarts often, and when I do make them, it's hard to keep them around for long!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
12 3-inch tarts


  • 12 (3 inch) frozen tart shells, thawed

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place tart shells on a baking sheet.

  2. Whisk brown sugar, melted butter, and vanilla together in a bowl. Whisk in egg until smooth, then stir in half-and-half. Spoon mixture into tart shells, filling each 2/3 full.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is bubbly and pastry is golden, about 15 minutes.


You can add raisins or nuts to the filling if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
12g Fat
37g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 2g
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 35mg 1%

* 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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