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Awesome Buttertarts Recipe
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Awesome Buttertarts

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"This is an old recipe that everyone always asks for when they try these tarts. They are best when eaten about 5 minutes out of the oven, but are great any time. Store these in a sealed container."

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Original recipe makes 24 - 3 inch tarts Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) Arrange tart shells on a cookie sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, butter, eggs, cream and vanilla. Stir in raisins and pecans. Divide filling into 24 (3 inch) tart shells.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 16 to 20 minutes, or until filling is set.
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  • Editors Note
  • These are equally delicious made with 1 cup of chocolate chips instead of the raisins and pecans.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 31, 2011

Finally I found a recipe that is similar to my mom's and not icky corn syrup in the ingredients. A trick I learned over the years is not to mix the raisins & walnuts into the filling but to put a rounded tsp of raisins and 1/2 tsp of chopped walnuts directly into the tart shells. Then I pour in the filling. That way each tart has the same amount of fruit/nuts.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2014

Haven't eaten them yet. I don't know how they are supposed to cook in 16 minutes. I had to put them back in. I think 400F for 20 minutes would be better. Also I had to increase the amount of raisins by half to get enough and then there was too much filling. This recipe needs some tweeking.

Feb 28, 2005

Great tarts I doubled the raisins and nuts.Nothing but praise for them. Even my 95 year old mother wanted the recipe.

Jul 25, 2007

I have used this recipe for several years and have recommended it to several people. I am surprised there are not more ratings. I have cooked for 40 years (+) and have found this recipe to be the best yet. Uumummm delicious!!!

Nov 16, 2005

These taste so good and are so easy to make.

Dec 22, 2004

I run the food service at a college and the kids really loved these.

Dec 03, 2011!! Best buttertarts ever! I used 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips and they tasted just like the chocolate Turtles you buy at Christmas! Wow! Thanks for my new favorite buttertart recipe!

Dec 20, 2010

Just made these today and they are fabulous! I didn't have pecans, so used some chopped up hazelnuts that I had around. I also added a bit more raisins (about 1/4 cup). They are VERY tasty and I'm super happy with them :D I'll definitely be making more before Christmas :D


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  • Calories
  • 294 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.9 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 139 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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