Butter Tart Recipes

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Staff Picks

Lemon Honey Butter Tarts

Rating: 4.27 stars
My grandmother used to keep bees, and all of us tried to come up with new ways to use honey. This recipe is my contribution to the effort. I've been making them for about 20 years, with no complaints and lots of rave reviews.

Toffee Cherry Butter Tarts

Rating: 4.5 stars
Traditional Canadian butter tarts with a delicious twist - dried cherries replace the standard raisins, and the optional melted toffee bits provide a sweet, chewy topping.

Butter Tarts

Rating: 4.63 stars
Old family recipe from my daughter-in-laws family in southern Mississippi. It is very good.

Butter Tarts I

Rating: 4.6 stars
These fruit and nut filled tarts are a great favorite. Dates may be used in place of raisins if preferred.

Butter Tart Squares

Rating: 4.47 stars
Tastes like the real thing but is a lot less time consuming!

Maple Butter Tarts

Rating: 4.85 stars
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!

Real Canadian Butter Tarts, eh?

Rating: 4.46 stars
These butter tarts are traditionally Canadian, made with sweet maple syrup.

Canadian Butter Tarts

Rating: 4.17 stars
This recipe is adapted by Valerie Hatfield-Ringrose from the best of several recipes, plus her own additions. It has been made and perfected many times over the years. The tarts are the classic runny type, one of the few true Canadian concoctions.

Sandra's Butter Tarts

Rating: 4.69 stars
This is super easy to prepare, especially if you are using prepared pastry tart shells. Even when I only have a few minutes I can still prepare something home-baked. It will be hard to keep these around for too long. My boys ask for them often.

Raisin Butter Tart Squares

Rating: 4.68 stars
Gooey, yummy sweet treat that's quick and easy to make!

Classic Butter Tarts

Rating: 4.52 stars
This is a great treat that is a small twist on pecan or walnut pie. Included in the recipe is butter, brown sugars, spices, coconut and walnuts. These are in great demand every year from my family and friends.

Graham Crust Butter Tarts

Rating: 3.5 stars
I made up this recipe for butter tarts with a graham crust. I hope you all enjoy it as much as my family does!

Inspiration and Ideas

Sonrisa's Butter Tart Squares

Rating: Unrated
You'll never have to fuss with pastry again! These are just as delicious and half the fuss!

Butter Tart Shortbread Bars

Rating: Unrated
Butter tart filling over a shortbread crust. Yum!

Raisin Walnut Butter Tart Squares

If you love butter tarts, these squares have all of the same sweet gooey goodness but without the worry of overfilling your shells.