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Butter Tarts Recipe

Butter Tarts Ingredients

  • Butter Tarts
    Butter Tarts

    2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins

How to make Butter Tarts

  • Fill a cup with ice and water. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Cut in the shortening to make pea-size pieces. Add the tablespoons of ice water from the cup until dough holds together. Form the dough into a ball. The dough is now complete. Put it into a plastic bag or wrap it up and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Roll the dough between two sheets of waxed paper. Cut the shells using a large glass or your smallest pot. You should have about 12 shells when finished. Put these shells into a greased muffin or tart pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  • Put walnuts and coconut on baking pan and roast for 5-10 minutes, until brown. Remove from oven and set temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  • Fill the bottom of each tart shell with about 10 raisins each.
  • Whisk together sugar, egg, butter, vanilla and hot water. Add coconut and walnuts. Pour mixture into tart shells, filling 2/3 full and no more.
  • Bake in 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before attempting to remove. Makes 12 tarts.
  • Butter Tarts is ready to serve.

Servings: 12

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