Honey Butter Tarts


This is my mother's butter tart recipe and I think it is the best one. Hope you agree!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
20 3-inch tarts


  • 20 (3 inch) unbaked tart shells

  • cup butter, softened

  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar

  • ½ cup honey

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon cold water

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place pastry shells on a baking sheet.

  2. Beat butter with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth and creamy; beat in brown sugar and honey. Beat egg, lemon juice, water, vanilla, and salt into butter mixture just until combined; stir in raisins. Fill tart shells 1/2-full with butter mixture.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is bubbly and pastry is golden, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If making homemade pastry, you can form shells in a muffin tin.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
10g Fat
41g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 127mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 76mg 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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