My Mom’s Butter Tarts

I wanted to share this recipe again because I am just about to make them for Christmas and they are just that good. Try this one and your loved ones will thank you. Merry Christmas!!

Chez Starz

My mom is from Canada, and a popular dessert in Canada is Butter Tarts. They are so delicious and you cannot find them in the USA. One of the key ingredients is starting out with my moms pastry passed down through the generations and it calls for lard. If you don’t want to use lard, that is fine, but it will change the taste. I have tried many butter tarts while visiting Canada and I have never found one comparable in taste to my mom’s.


Mom’s pastry (recipe follows)

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup syrup (Use golden syrup, Cost-Plus has great stuff imported from England or Scotland).

3 tbsp. butter

1 egg beaten well

½ tsp vanilla

Pinch of salt

1 ½ tsp white vinegar

1/3 or ½ cup raisins


Roll out pastry and cut pastry to fit muffin pan. Paper baking cups will help avoid sticking…

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About Chez Starz

I live in California with my wonderful children and have an amazing boyfriend. I have been a paramedic for over 20 years and work for a Fire District as their EMS Manager. I have a passion and love for food and cooking. This blog is just a place to share my favorite recipes.
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