Butter Tarts A Canadian Original

June 2017

If you’re planning a celebration to mark Canada’s 150th birthday, you may want to consider serving a classic Canadian invention.
Butter tarts are considered one of only a few recipes of genuine Canadian origin.

According to Cottage Life Magazine, the earliest published butter tart recipe dates back to 1900 when it appeared in a cookbook from Barrie, Ontario. A source of pride for Canadians, the butter tart is an important piece of Canada’s culinary identity. In fact, the first ever butter tart festival was held in 2014 in Midland, Ontario.

Try this family version of the recipe, passed down from my grandmother. It never disappoints.

• 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup corn syrup
• 1/4 cup butter or margarine
• 1 egg slightly beaten
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• 1/4 tsp. salt
• 3/4 cup raisins.
• 4” tart pastry shells

Combine all ingredients and place in tart shells. Bake at 425F on bottom shelf of oven for 12 – 15 minutes just until set.
Remove, cool and enjoy.

Grandma’s Tip: For moist Butter Tarts, soak your raisins in warm water to soften before cooking.

Dorothy Christie is the Publisher of Bayview.

Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.