Butter Tarts

This buttery tart recipe is a great recipe to pass down through the generations. The slow process allows for great conversations while baking and sharing a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Use this baking time to have some intentional discussion and see into the heart of your child.

Butter Tarts

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Pastry Ingredients:

2 cups of Crisco
2 teaspoons baking powder
5 cups flour
7/8 cup ice-cold water

1 egg
2 teaspoons white vinegar
Pinch of baking soda

Pastry Directions:

  1. Mix the Crisco and baking powder until it forms little pea-sized balls.
  2. Blend the water, egg, vinegar, and baking soda together.
  3. Add the liquid to the flour mixture and combine. The pastry may be wet, but you will add flour as you roll it out.
  4. Cut into 4-inch rounds and fit into muffin tin. Refrigerate while preparing filling. Cold pastry in a hot oven is always flakier.

Butter Tart Ingredients:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg

Butter Tart Directions:

  1. Mix the filling ingredients together. Fill tart shells 2/3 full.
  2. Bake on the bottom rack at 400 degrees for 12-13 minutes. May need 1 minute more.
  3. Consider adding fun toppings like raisins, pecans, chocolate chips, or other toppings for the last 1 minute of baking.
Deb Weakly

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