The Butter Tart – Part # 2 – Making the Filling

Now is the fun part… making the ooey, gooey filling for the butter tarts.  Just a little story…. every single time I make butter tarts I think of our Uncle Chris!  Uncle Chris and my Chris used to work together.  Uncle Chris like to rummage through my Chris’ lunch can to see what treats he had.  One day it was butter tarts.  Chris came home and told me that Uncle Chris said they were a bit too sweet for him.  I thought I would get revenge lol.  I made a couple of empty tart shells and sent them to work with Chris with a note for Uncle Chris asking if those ones were too sweet!!!

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Sandie

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The Butter Tart – Part #1 Making the Pastry

Other than maybe maple syrup, moose, beavers and such, could be more Canadian than Butter Tarts?  Today I am going to show you step by step how to make butter tarts.

I don’t know about you, but pastry used to be my nemesis!  I could not make it to save my life.  I tried the usual “lard” suspects but no matter what I used it would not turn out.  I gave up for a while and bought the “f” word in pie crusts.. frozen ones!

Then I found Tenderflake and gone were the frozen pie shells, I could make my own pastry from scratch and it turned out every single time! This is what I am going to start with for my Butter Tart post because you can’t have a good Butter Tart without good pastry.

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Sandie

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