I thought I would join them. For those that don’t know, Butter Tarts are a very unique Canadian dessert; flaky pastry filled with a golden sugary filling of raisins and/or nuts. Sometimes these can be tricky to make, and time consuming.
Years ago I found a recipe in Chatelaine magazine for Butter Tart muffins. (it actually won the 1997 muffin of the year!).
These are so delicious and so easy to make and the taste is wonderful .
Here is the recipe:
Butter Tart Muffins
1 1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine cut into chunks
2 eggs beaten
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp soda
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375*F. Place raisins, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla in a pan over medium heat. Cook stirring frequently, until mix is hot and slightly thickened, about 4-5 min. Cool slightly, uncovered in the fridge (or outside these days). Line muffin cups with papers.
Stir dry ingredients together & make a well. Add cooled raisin mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts if using. Fill muffin cups.
Bake for 15-17 min. Let cool in muffin pan on rack. Drizzle with some maple syrup.
Makes 12 muffins.
Let me know if you make these and like them!