Chai Butter Tarts


I took my favorite butter tart recipe and spiced it up a bit!

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


  • 20 (3 inch) unbaked tart shells

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup golden corn syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place tart shells on a baking sheet.

  2. Beat brown sugar and butter together with an electric mixer until creamy; beat in eggs, corn syrup, vanilla extract, lemon juice, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

  3. Divide raisins evenly into the bottom of tart shells; pour about 2 tablespoons syrup mixture into each tart shell.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until pastry is golden and filling is set, about 20 minutes; remove to cool on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

Use your favourite pastry recipe to make the tart shells, or buy the frozen variety.

Editor's Note:

If using homemade pastry, roll dough out to 1/8-inch thickness and 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 shells.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

261 Calories
9g Fat
43g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 261
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* 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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