Submitted by Helno
Butter tarts are a Canadian tradition. My mother has used this recipe for as long as I can remember. I asked for a picture of the recipe and it is titled "Margs butter tarts" so it turns out my mother has been living a lie and stole the recipe. I have no idea who Marg was but hopefully my mother did not kill her in order to get this recipe, then again these are pretty damn good butter tarts.
- 2 eggs (Beaten)
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/3 cup of dried fruit or chopped nuts (Optional)
- 3 cups white flour
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 stick of unsalted butter (frozen)
- enough ice water to hydrate the dough
First make the crust. Mix the flour and salt, grate the frozen butter into the mixture and mix thoroughly. Slowly add ice water until a shaggy dough forms and then roll out of the bowl and gently kned until a solid ball forms. Wrap and refrigerate for half an hour
Roll out the dough to around 1/8" thickness and cut into circles that fit your muffin tins. Place the circles into the muffin tins with lots of folds in the edges.
Prepare the filling. Mix all the ingredients other than the fruit or nuts.
If you are adding fruit or nuts add them directly to the prepared crusts.
Fill the crusts but do not overfill as the filling will expand during cooking.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until the filling turns golden brown and the edge of the dough just starts to brown.
Allow to cool before eating.
Use the scrap dough to make these. http://goonswithspoons.com/Cinnamon_Rolls_-_Don%27t_go_to_Cinnabon