Canadian Butter Tart. A wonderful butter and raisin tart very famous in Canada!

Canadian Butter Tart! This is a wonderful recipe. It's super easy, and oh so delicious!
This Butter tart, sometimes called a raisin tart, can be dated as far back as the 1900's and originates in Canada, where it is highly regarded and most popular as one of Canada's 'must have' desserts.
It is traditionally made with flaky pastry as the pie case, and then filled, usually with raisins, and baked until the filling is a little soft and the top crunchy.
Of course, the recipe will vary slightly from family to family, and some add nuts to the filling and so on. This is perfect served with a lovely cup of tea!

Adelenne has changed the pie crust to using a shortcrust pastry instead of the traditional flaky, but you can choose what you prefer!
Recipe by Adelenne Lee

Prep Time: 10 minutes

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Cook Time: Approx 25 minutes

Yield: 6 Persons

You will need: 9 inch pie dish

Ingredients

1 ready baked or store bought 9 inch pie crust.
4 eggs
1 cup or 140 g raisins
3/4 cup or 150 g brown sugar
2 tbs corn syrup
1/2 cup or 170 g maple syrup
1/2 cup or 125 g melted butter
2 tsp vanilla extract

If you would like to make your own pie crust, you can use our Lovefoodies recipe here for shortcrust pastry or our Flaky Pastry recipe here.  Please note, you will need to add 2 Tablespoons of sugar to the flour.

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 200 C / 400 F. Butter a 8-9 inch tart tin.
If making your own pastry, roll pastry and line it in the tin. With a fork, prick the base. Put parchment or foil with pie weights or dried beans and bake the pastry for 15 minutes. Remove dried beans continue baking another 5 minutes if the base is still pale. Let cool when done.

2. Put all other ingredients except raisins in a bowl and mix well. Scatter raisins in prebaked crust and pour mixture into tart shell.

3. Bake at 325 F or 170 C for 20-25 mins until top is golden brown.
If you have any excess dough leftovers, cut with cookie cutter and bake till golden brown.

Decorate top of tart with it.
Allow to completely cool and serve in slices on it's own or with some whipped cream. Delicious!

Canadian Butter Tart. A wonderful butter and raisin tart very famous in Canada!

Canadian Butter Tart
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 inch ready baked or store bought 9 pie crust.
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup or 140 g raisins
  • 3/4 cup or 150 g brown sugar
  • 2 tbs corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup or 170 g maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup or 125 g melted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / 400 F. Butter a 8-9 inch tart tin.
  2. If making your own pastry, roll pastry and line it in the tin. With a fork, prick the base. Put parchment or foil with pie weights or dried beans and bake the pastry for 15 minutes. Remove dried beans continue baking another 5 minutes if the base is still pale. Let cool when done.
  3. Put all other ingredients except raisins in a bowl and mix well. Scatter raisins in prebaked crust and pour mixture into tart shell.
  4. Bake at 325 F or 170 C for 20-25 mins until top is golden brown.
  5. If you have any excess dough leftovers, cut with cookie cutter and bake till golden brown.
  6. Decorate top of tart with it.
  7. Allow to completely cool and serve in slices on it's own or with some whipped cream. Delicious!
Canadian Butter Tart. A wonderful butter and raisin tart very famous in Canada!
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