Maple Butter Tarts


These are a big hit every time I make them. They are an addition to a basket donated at a local fundraiser full of maple products. Sweet with a smooth flavor, they pair well with your favorite vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
16 3-inch tarts


  • 16 (3 inch) unbaked tart shells

  • 1 cup raisins

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt


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

  2. Place tart shells on a baking sheet; sprinkle raisins evenly into the bottom of tart shells.

  3. Beat brown sugar and butter together in a bowl until smooth; whisk in eggs, maple syrup, flour, vanilla extract, and salt. Fill each tart shell 3/4 full with maple syrup mixture.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is set and shells are golden, about 16 minutes. Turn the baking sheet halfway through the baking time for even baking.

Cook's Notes:

For the pastry, I use the recipe on the Tenderflake(R) shortening package, and freeze any leftover dough. You can also purchase ready-to-bake tart shells in the freezer section of the grocery store.

If you like, soak the raisins in your favorite rum before adding them to the tart shells.

If you prefer a tart which oozes its filling, omit the 1 tablespoon flour from the filling.

Editor's Note:

If using homemade pastry, roll dough out to 1/8-inch thickness; cut circles large enough to fit into the bottom and partway up sides of the wells of a muffin tin, using a round biscuit cutter. Press circles lightly into the wells of muffin tin to form tart shells.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
10g Fat
41g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 117mg 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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