Cooktop Cove: 7 butter tart recipes that are so sweet and tasty, everyone will be begging for more
If you’ve never had a butter tart, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s a sweet, decadent treat that’s popular in Canada and quickly becoming popular here in the States. Bakeries all across the U.S. are scrambling to get these little babies in their display cases.
But, why should you have to venture out to your favorite neighborhood bakery when they’re easy to make at home? Here are seven butter tart recipes that are so delicious, you'll think you're tasting heaven!
1. Old fashioned butter tarts (h/t Little Sweet Baker)
These butter tarts have a deep molasses flavor that really comes through, thanks to two simple ingredients: butter and brown sugar. The buttery, flaky goodness of the crust is a nice contrast to the gooey center. They’re the essence of decadence.
2. Maple butter tarts (h/t Closet Cooking)
These butter tarts are extra special. With a sweet maple custard, walnuts and raisins, you may just want to have these on hand for your next special gathering.
3. Butter tart squares (h/t The Recipe Rebel)
These are a square version of the maple-flavored treat. It doesn’t matter how they’re shaped, only how they taste. And, these are divine!
4. Pecan butter tarts (h/t Simply Stacie)
Mini pecan pies meet butter tarts. That’s what you’ll find in these little bites of heaven. Five ingredients. Mind blown!
5. Bacon and pecan butter tarts (h/t Closet Cooking)
How can you make butter tarts even better? By adding bacon, of course. In fact, why not go all the way and add a touch of bourbon to the custard? That’s what this blogger did.
6. Best classic Canadian butter tarts (h/t Rock Recipes)
These butter tarts have the melt-in-your-mouth caramel filling that you won't be able to get enough of. Of course, there's a debate on what the consistency should be in the center: How firm or runny should these butter tarts be? Barry from Rock Recipes shows us how it's done; just see the picture below.
7. Butter tarts with cranberries (h/t Mama Knows)
Here's a butter tart that's perfect for the cold weather season. Cranberries are the secret weapon to these tarts.
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