Grandma’s Butter Tarts
a classic family recipe that has been loved for decades
Servings 12 Tarts
- 1 Sweet Dough Pie Crust recipe top and bottom crust required (see linked recipe above)
- 2 cups Hot Water boiling
- 1 cup Golden Raisins
- ½ cup Butter softened
- ⅔ cup Brown Sugar well packed
- ½ cup Dark Corn Syrup
- 1 large Egg
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- Pinch of Salt
- ½ cup Pecans chopped (optional)
Prepare 2 pie crusts, cut into 4” diameter circles and press into muffin tin.
Preheat oven to 400°F
In a small bowl combine the hot water and golden raisins. Let the raisins soak for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, drain off the water and set raisins aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine butter, brown sugar, dark corn syrup, egg, vanilla extract, and salt.
With a hand mixer, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed until mixture is well combined.
Fold in raisins and chopped pecans.
Portion batter equally into prepared muffin tin pie crusts.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until pie crusts are golden brown and the mixture is bubbling.
Let cool completely before removing butter tarts from the muffin pan.