I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Two Bite Maple Syrup Butter Tarts

We made these wonderfully, classic maple syrup butter tarts over the weekend. Yes, my Canadian is showing! They are a genuine treasure believed to have started in the province of Quebec in the 17th century... these sweet butter tarts have stood the test of time!

1 lb pie dough
1/4 cup salted butter, melted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
2 pinches of nutmeg
1 cup pure maple syrup
walnuts or raisins (optional)

Use whatever pie dough recipe you like. My preference lately is the store-bought variety. Roll out to about 1/8" thickness and cut into rounds. Gently press into tin. I found using a pestle works quite well.

If using walnuts or raisins (you really should) place a few in the bottom of each cup and set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar together in a medium mixer bowl. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and nutmeg.
Add the maple syrup and beat until well incorporated.
Pour the filling into a measuring cup then easily fill each shell 2/3-3/4" full. (It was nice to have my assistant here!)

Bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your tarts.

Cool in the tin 10 minutes then run a thin knife around to loosen before popping out. Cool completely on a rack before storing in a tin. They may also be packaged to freeze.

Or snack on a few while writing out Christmas cards!

Makes 40 two-bite tarts

Original recipe: urbnspice.com/my-recipes/dessertsandsweets/ultimate-canadian-maple-butter-tarts

No comments:

Post a Comment