Everyone Loves Butter Tarts! 

Canadians know that this delicious dessert is a Canadian invention and have proven their pride by spending years testing and tasting many different recipes in their pursuit of the perfect butter tart. Yes. Canadians are Butter Tart connoisseurs, each has their own favourite! Have you found your favourite?

 

Solid or flaky crust?   Firm or runny fillingRaisins, nuts, coconut or chocolate chips. Almond or rum flavourBrown sugar or honey?  Corn or maple syrup?

Is there a secret ingredient you have just got to know? Not to worry!  We have found 5 recipes that we believe will meet everyone's needs!

 

First up, is an award-winning butter tart recipe that originated not far from here. A National Butter Tart Contest in the 1970's declared that Wilke's Bakery in Orillia was the winner.  Before you jump in your car and speed up the 400 to grab a dozen of those delicious morsels, the word is Wilke's Bakery no longer uses the winning recipe but we have found it for you and it is still winning rave reviews! You can even use your own pastry recipe or store-bought tart shells. Read more...

 

You can't go wrong with Anna Olson's recipes. After all, Anna is one of Canada's finest pastry chefs. She has created a butter tart recipe with brown sugar and your choice of nuts and/or raisins. She even shares her secret ingredient with you. Read more...

 

Chatelaine magazine tested dozens of recipes to come up with The Only Butter Tart Recipe You'll Ever Need because it exemplifies what the test kitchen believes are the five important characteristics of the perfect butter tart. They also share the secret of making a tart with medium consistency plus three different fillings you can use in this butter tart.  Read more... 

 

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