Butter Tarts and Pecan Tarts

butter tarts

I was quite an age before I realized that Butter Tarts were a Canadian thing. I’ve learned since that other variations of Butter Tarts, such as Pecan Tarts exist elsewhere but the pure Butter Tart, with or without raisins, remains a bit of home.

Back in 2002, the LCBO’s Food and Drink magazine featured the Butter Tart recipe from the Humble Pie Bakery in Baysville, Ontario. As I am quite familiar with Baysville, I can tell you with authority that the Humble Pie Bakery no longer exists. But thankfully, their recipe lives on! Summer 2010: The Humble Pie Butter Tart Factory is back in Baysville, Ontario! If you can’t make it to Baysville, you can still try their recipe at home.

I’m also adding my Mom’s Pecan Tart recipe, which, having sampled many, I can assure you are very, very, runny good! They can be made with or without the pecans on the top.

(Pecan Tart Recipe below)


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  1. I have made these raison butter tarts a few times, love them but the crust always crumbles, any suggestions

  2. thaks for recipe they were good and quick and easy too make merry xmas

  3. my daughter loves pecan tarts and wanted to learn how to make them. this is
    the first recipe we tried and were very well pleased that we could make 30
    tarts, (some had walnuts, some were plain)in all, very easy & delish,
    thanks, definitely a keeper!

  4. You’re welcome, Erin. I hope they are yummy for you :)

  5. Thanks for the recipes – I can’t wait to try them out! :)

  6. Wesley is back in Baysville at the Humble Pie again this summer 2010

  7. thanks for the sharing this recipe. so yummy

  8. Thanks for the pecan tart recipe! It turned out beautifully.
    So glad you enjoyed it krystyn! – Jen

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