Thursday, November 27, 2014

Hubby's Butter Tarts

Hubby's Mom was from Canada and this is an old family recipe.  They are not the prettiest, but they are melt in your mouth delicious.

Pie Crust  for  tart shells

1 cup flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup water

Cut shortening into flour with pastry cutter and slowly add water.  Once
dough is formed, pinch small amounts off and place into bottom of tart cups.
Press dough up sides of cup and flute edges.  Set shells aside

Butter Tart Filling

2 cups brown sugar
2 Tablespoons vinegar
2  eggs
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup nuts (pecans are preferred but can use walnuts)
3/4 cup each raisins and currants ( you may use 1 1/2 cups raisins and no

Melt butter and mix together all ingredients.  Pour batter into prepared
shells (between 2/3 and 3/4 full).
Bake at 450  for the first  10 minutes
Finish baking at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes