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Butter Tarts

Butter Tarts

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Experience the timeless allure of Butter Tarts, a dessert that will transport your taste buds to a world of bliss. Each tart is a work of art featuring a pastry crust infused with butter embracing a lusciously gooey filling. Here the deep caramel nuances of sugar beautifully blend with the opulence of golden syrup. Whether you opt for the crunch of pecans or the vibrant burst of raisins these tarts pay homage to baking while allowing for your personal touch. Perfect for afternoons or, as an adored treat at family gatherings these Butter Tarts are more than a dessert; they’re, like a warm and comforting embrace that brings joy with every delectable bite.



Pastry Crust:

1 ¾ c all-purpose flour (approximately 227 g)

1 tsp granulated sugar

½ tsp salt

½ c cold unsalted butter, cubed (about 112 g)

c cold water

Butter Tart Filling:

1 c firmly packed brown sugar (190 g)

½ c golden corn syrup

¼ c melted salted butter

2 eggs

1 tsp white vinegar (optional, to moderate sweetness)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional: ½ c raisins or pecans


Pastry Tart Shells:

Start by mixing the ingredients in a bowl; Combine 1 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of sugar and ½ teaspoon of salt.

Add butter to the mixture. Cut it in until the texture becomes crumbly.

Gradually add ⅓ cup of water to the mixture while stirring until a dough forms.

Shape the dough into a disk wrap it up and refrigerate for an hour.

Roll out the chilled dough. Cut it into rounds with a diameter of around 3.5 to 4 inches.

Press these dough rounds into a muffin pan and freeze them for 10 to 15 minutes.

Butter Tart Filling:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

In a bowl whisk together the following ingredients; 1 cup of sugar, ½ cup of corn syrup, ¼ cup of melted butter 2 eggs, optional addition of 1 teaspoon vinegar, for tanginess (if desired) and finally add in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Pour this filling mixture into the tart shells.

Bake them in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Until they turn golden brown.

Once baked let the tarts cool in the pan for ten minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Transforming our Butter Tarts into a gluten-free treat goes past merely switching ingredients. It affects reimagining the recipe, with a nutritious twist while maintaining its essence untouched. To construct the pastry crust supersede all-purpose flour with a top-notch gluten-free flour blend that contains xanthan gum for texture and elasticity comparable to gluten. Remember, each gluten-free flour has its unique character so relish the process of experimenting until you uncover your ideal match.

When it comes to the filling our main ingredients are inherently free of gluten, which is truly incredible! However it’s always crucial to double check labels for any concealed sources of gluten in things, like corn syrup and vanilla extract.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes