Butter Tart Shortbread Bars


Butter tart filling over a shortbread crust. Yum!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
1 9-inch square pan


  • cup butter, softened, or as needed

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Beat 7/8 cup butter and confectioners' sugar together with a spoon in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in flour and salt. Press mixture into a 9-inch square baking pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, about 14 minutes. Remove to cool 10 for minutes, leaving oven on.

  4. Beat eggs, brown sugar, 3 tablespoons melted butter, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Sprinkle raisins over cooled crust; pour egg mixture over raisins.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until top springs back when touched, about 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Cook's Note:

If dough seems too dry, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons softened butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
13g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 82mg 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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