My mom’s butter tarts are a Christmas classic.
I have to make them every year. They are so sweet, but so good! I love the gooey sweet filling and the soft raisins, oh it is like heaven.
Here is what you need,
½ cup lightly packed brown sugar
½ cup corn syrup
½ cup butter, melted
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. salt
¾ cup raisins, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes and drained
Heat your oven to 425 degrees. I used pre-made tart shells, well, because I am afraid of making my own pie crust. It has never gone well; it is my new year’s resolution to learn how to make it! So anyway make your own if you are all fancy, but I used tender flake!
Place tart shells on a lined baking sheet.
Whisk together in a medium bowl the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, eggs, vanilla and salt.
Sprinkle a few raisins in the bottom of each tart shell. Pour the sugar mixture over the raisins until each tart is 2/3 full.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
Cool completely on a rack.
I love my butter tarts right out of the freezer. I think it is because I used to sneak down to the basement and eat Christmas baking right out of the freezer, when my mom wasn’t looking! I got so used to eating it frozen; I like it better that way now!!