Gooey, yummy sweet treat that's quick and easy to make!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 9x9-inch pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Crust:
Filling:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Place raisins in a cup; pour in hot water to cover, and set aside to soak, about 5 minutes.

  • Place 1 1/2 cups flour in a large bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter until crumbly. Stir 1/4 cup brown sugar into flour mixture; press mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9x9-inch pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven, leaving oven on.

  • Beat 1 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup butter together until smooth; stir in egg, vanilla extract, and cream. Strain raisins; stir raisins and 1 tablespoon flour into butter mixture. Pour raisin mixture over crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until filling is bubbly, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting into squares, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can omit raisins and use pecans instead for pecan squares.

For less gooey squares, bake for up to 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 33.4g 11% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 37.5mg 13% DV; sodium 79.1mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
Mmmm! I was intrigued by the brown sugar in the crust, as well as the soaking of the raisins in the hot water to plump them up. My mother's recipe for butter tarts does the same thing with currants. This recipe was easy to put together, and the result is so good. It almost has a caramel undertone. I did have to bake for an additional 10 minutes to get to the bubbling point, but that could be my oven. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 4
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
Mmmm! I was intrigued by the brown sugar in the crust, as well as the soaking of the raisins in the hot water to plump them up. My mother's recipe for butter tarts does the same thing with currants. This recipe was easy to put together, and the result is so good. It almost has a caramel undertone. I did have to bake for an additional 10 minutes to get to the bubbling point, but that could be my oven. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2016
Four and a half stars if I could make that happen! So easy! So tasty! Glad for the brown sugar option in the crust as I didn't have any powdered sugar. Such yummy googy goodness! Next time I will make a double batch!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2015
Deliciously Yummy! I have 4 very picky nieces and they gobbled these down. Very tasty. I did add an additional egg and 1/3 c of corn syrup to what was listed based on a current butter tart recipe that I use and love. Everything else the same and soooo good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2015
These are amazing!! And quicker version of the famous butter tart this is now my "go to" recipe for afternoon tea. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2016
Perfect!! In every way. Made it again the same day...added 1-2 tbsp real maple syrup. Mmmmmmm! Both plans were excellent. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
Dangerously delicious! And ridiculously simple. I made several batches for our church and they were all gone in record time -- everyone confessed to going back for seconds thirds... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2016
My goodness these are addictive and yummy! I made them with my 4 year old and we had a blast. The cooling at the end is definitely needed for them to "firm up". They first appear to be a gooey mess right out of the oven. I will perhaps make them a day ahead for events to give them proper time to set and meld together into their ultimate awesomeness. Thank you for the recipe! I'm adding it as one of my "go-to" recipes for potlucks and brunches:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2015
Added cherries and cooked a it longer Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2020
It smelled so good whilst baking that my family attacked it ... they didn’t even allow it to cool. Added a scoop of ice cream and caramel topping. It was a big hit Read More