Best ever Butter Tarts


This recipe is a real gem – and to dress it up to make it even more special, I usually put 1/2 pecan on top of each tart before baking

Best ever Butter Tarts:

1 pastry recipe

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup of butter

1 cup of brown sugar

2 tablespoons of milk

1/2 cup of raisins, currants or chopped pecans

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Prepare pastry, roll 1/8″thick and cut into 4″rounds. Press into medium size tart pans. Mix all ingredients together, fill part shells 2/3 full. Bake in hot oven (450F) for 8 minutes; reduce temperature to 350F and bake for 15-20 minutes longer or until pastry is delicately brown.

This recipe will make 12 – 15 tarts – if you want to make more, it can be doubled without a problem.

About the author

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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  • Abbie says:

    Hanna- If I were you, I would be marketing these babies to SELL in grocery stores EVERYWHERE!! Mmmm.. I know I’d buy them!

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