Thursday, November 3, 2011

Canadian Butter Tarts with Walnuts and Raisins...

Recently on a cool fall evening I tried a new soup recipe (in clear mug) and enjoyed it with a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. Yum.
AND I made butter tarts.  Butter tarts are considered one of Canada's quintessential desserts.  I like to make an easy crust using butter.  The Pate Brizee butter crust recipe is from Joy of Baking but because I like the filling to be slightly runny I use a Canadian Living recipe (follow below) which has corn syrup in it.  Joy of Baking is a great site.   I process it in a food processor so its VERY easy.
then into the fridge to cool for about an hour
meanwhile you make the filling which includes eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, butter and vanilla..  The filling is from Canadian Living magazine and I have been making it for years....(but use the crust recipe above)
I like walnuts and raisins in mine which I put in before spooning in the filling...You can make them plain or with just raisins.  The choice is yours....

and goes into the oven like this with the filling....
and comes out like this 20-25 minutes later when the filling has settled and the crust is lightly brown...
There are 2 distinct butter tart lovers. Those who like a regular butter tart filling and those who like a more RUNNY butter tart. I am of the latter...with corn syrup and cooked just until lightly browned.   If you haven't given them a try...you should!..and if you do let me know how you like them.   Yum....Judi xoxo

6 comments:

laurie said...

well they look perfect and I'm a Canadian, we belong to the runny fan list, my mum made hers with just one egg, 1 cup brown sugar, vanilla and a lump of butter, they were always perfect, yours look yummy!!!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Those tarts look delicious. And soup is my favorite lunch! You make me hungry....sigh

Teri C said...

Wow, these tarts look so delicious, I may have to try them. Soon.

Julie said...

My SIL brings them back from Canada!!!!! We are so spoiled by her! They are delectable!!! Yours look so good with your homemade crust! Yummmmm.

Theresa said...

Reckon I can have some of those LIKE RIGHT NOW? Yummilicious! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

C'est moi Claudette said...

Oh sweet Abbey girl. She has the prettiest eyes I've ever seen. I'm so glad she is your fur baby Judi.
We used to go to Perth, Ontario all the time, for years. and there was a small bakery that sold the BEST butter tarts. They really are Canadian aren't they Judi. Never really thought of that before. Your version looks DELISH.
Another sad day today here at the cottage. Our little fur degu girl went to Rainbow bridge : (
Hope you had a nice weekend. We had sunny skies in Ottawa "ish" and a beautiful sunset (a little early though).
Take care
Love Claudie
xoxoxoxoxoo