Sugar Rush

Seeing as yesterday’s post was disappointing in the fact that it didn’t include a sweet, yummy dessert recipe….I have decided to make it up to you and include one.  Aren’t I nice?  By the way – for those looking for a waist-line friendly recipe….look elsewhere!

This one is aptly named in the post title too.

Sugar Rush indeed.  These little beauties will make your teeth scream from all the sugar.  Hands down, probably my hubby’s favourite dessert item.  This recipe comes from his Aunt Eileen, who made the best Butter Tarts….EVER.

Aunt Eileen’s Butter Tarts


2 Eggs

1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1/2 Cup Butter, melted

2/3 Cup Sultana Raisins

1/2 Cup Walnuts or Pecans, chopped

Prepared pie crust cut into 4″ rounds to fit a standard muffin tin


Beat eggs lightly (do not whip), gently whisk in brown sugar, syrup, vanilla extract and butter.  Stir in raisins and nuts.  Grease a 12 cup muffin pan and insert tart shells.  Fill prepared tart shells 2/3rds full.  Bake at 400°F oven for 15-20 minutes.  Let muffin pan cool on a wire rack before removing tarts.  Makes about 12-16 tarts. 

2 thoughts on “Sugar Rush

  1. this is pure food for the Gods in our house. I only bake them before Christmas as a huge treat for my family. The rest of the year, they get simple/fast butter tart squares but “there aint nuthin like the real thing baby”

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