Butter Tart Recipes

Homemade Butter Tart with Whole PecansEnjoy Chewy Homemade Pecan Butter Tarts
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You have to try these old fashioned butter tart recipes because who doesn't like butter tarts? We all do! And these tarts are some of the best you've ever tasted. They are the same ones that Grandma served on family occasions and took to the church bake sales. You'll love them!


Grandma's Butter Tart Recipes

Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)

Old Time Butter Tarts

1 egg, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup currants, butter size of a walnut, flavor to taste. Combine all ingredients and beat until full of bubbles. Drop mixture from teaspoon into lined tart shells and bake in a quick oven (425°F / 182°C). One cup of dates or raisins may be substituted for currants, if desired.

Quick and Easy Butter Tarts

1 cup brown sugar
Butter, size of walnut
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Line tart tins with pastry. Combine above ingredients and fill shells. Bake until golden brown at 375°F.

Chewy Butter Tarts

Plateful of Homemade Butter Tarts Arranged on a Lace DoilyPlateful of Homemade Butter Tarts with Raisins
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2 eggs
2 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups raisins
2 tablespoons milk
Pastry for tarts

Beat eggs. Add brown sugar, butter, vanilla, fruit, and milk. Line tart tins with uncooked pastry dough, place a spoonful of mixture in each tart shell and bake in hot oven (475°F) for 15 minutes.

Variations:

Instead of raisins, substitute currants or chopped dates or chopped figs or chopped walnuts or whole pecans. Delicious.

Cinnamon Butter Tarts

1/3 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 cup currants
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk or cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cinnamon to taste

Blend together all ingredients as listed above. Spoon mixture into prepared tart shells. Bake at 450°F for 10 minutes, then lower oven to 350°F for additional 10 minutes.

Taffy Butter Tarts

2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup golden syrup
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup raisins
Tart pastry

Beat eggs, add sugar, syrup, butter, and raisins. Line tart tins with pastry and put 1 teaspoonful of mixture in each tart shell. Bake tarts in hot oven (450°F) for 15 minutes. Enjoy.

Butterscotch Pie

Although this is not a butter tart recipe, if you add the raisins, this pie tastes similar to a huge butter tart.

1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons butter
Dash of salt
2 cups hot milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 pie shell, baked

Put brown sugar, starch, butter, and salt in saucepan. Combine 2 cups hot milk and vanilla and add slowly while stirring. Cook and stir until thickened. Cook slightly.

After removing from heat, slowly add the beaten egg yolk. Pour into baked pie shell. Let chill. Serve with meringue made from egg white, if you wish.

Variation:

Add 1-1/2 cups raisins if desired.


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