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Jane McLean

Canadians Don't Fool around with Tarts

By November 30, 2012

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Akin to pecan pie, butter tarts are basically butter, sugar and eggs in a pastry shell, and depending on who you talk to, may contain nuts, raisins or chocolate chips. As a butter tart purist myself, I scoff at gratuitous ingredients. Like many Canadians, I take my butter tarts seriously.

As one of the few distinctly Canadian foods - one that was a staple of pioneer Canadian cooking, and is indeed delicious - visitors to Canada should give them a try or stay home and make a batch yourself. Especially during the holidays, butter tarts are great for cookie exchanges or as a festive dessert served up with vanilla ice cream.

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December 15, 2010 at 7:20 am
(1) JoJo says:

MMMM… I am sure I have tasted that exact recipe…. and it is a very classic end to a meal with a little home made vanilla ice cream.

Excellent recipe!

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