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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 3-inch tarts
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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

251 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 40.5g 13% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterol 17.7mg 6% DV; sodium 126.9mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2015
Last time I made butter tarts not only was there sugar but also corn syrup. So I was happy to try these honey sweetened tarts. Honey was the predominant flavour but it was still buttery. One of those where you have a bite and say "yup that's a good tart but what's different?" I thought all butter tart batters were runny. This one was not so don't panic. I also just can't bring myself to eat raisins so I tried chopped walnuts instead. It was a good sub. Safe to say I'd make these again! Hubby gave them 4 stars kids 4.5 I gave them a 5 and I win! Thanks KIM BOYLE! Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2015
Last time I made butter tarts not only was there sugar but also corn syrup. So I was happy to try these honey sweetened tarts. Honey was the predominant flavour but it was still buttery. One of those where you have a bite and say "yup that's a good tart but what's different?" I thought all butter tart batters were runny. This one was not so don't panic. I also just can't bring myself to eat raisins so I tried chopped walnuts instead. It was a good sub. Safe to say I'd make these again! Hubby gave them 4 stars kids 4.5 I gave them a 5 and I win! Thanks KIM BOYLE! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2015
Honestly im not a huge fan of butter tarts but the moment i bit into one of these I could not stop saying how good they were. I followed the recipe exactly as written and i wouldn't change a thing about it. I did spray a measuring cup with a nonstick spray so the honey would slide out easily and that is my only tip. Lemon zest might me a nice little touch in addition to the lemon juice. I would love to try these with some flavoured honey that you can buy from the Farmer's Market in the winter. This is a keeper! Thanks for the Recipe Kim! Whoops with the excitement of writing this review about these DELICIOUS Tarts i forgot that i only ended up using 1 cup of Brown sugar i though it would be sweet enough with the honey as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2015
I loved the idea of using honey in this recipe! They were super easy to make and I followed the recipe exactly. I have more of a savoury palate so to me they were way too sweet. For those like me I would suggest to cut back the sugar and maybe add some nuts. My kids (who are adults) and friends thought they were only a little bit too sweet but they loved them and gave two thumbs up nevertheless! Great easy yummy recipe Kim Boyle thanks!! Read More
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