Thursday, December 24, 2020




Old fashioned butter tarts, the best homemade Canadian recipe, with the perfect idea for a topping, dessert or sweet snack.


Shell pie crust

  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, cooled and cut into pieces
  • 1 / 4-1 / 2 cup ice water

Butter pie filling

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup golden corn syrup
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten


Butter pie dough

First, sift together the flour, salt and sugar.

Then, using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it looks like a serving meal.

Gradually add cold water until the dough begins to stick. (too much water will give a hard paste).

Press the dough and form a disc.

Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Roll out the pie dough and cut 16 4-inch circles.

Press the dough into muffin cups (try not to stretch the dough).

Refrigerate until filling is prepared.

Butter pie filling

In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir until the butter is creamy and the sugar has dissolved.

Add the eggs, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Mix well.

Fill the pie shells with the filling.

Bake in 400F oven for 15-20 minutes.

The filling should be lightly browned and still bubbling.

Let the pies cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Happy Cooking Time.