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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Mini Butter Tarts for HOME


"Peace, like charity, begins at home." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hello everyone and welcome to my HOME!
Are you as anxious for Spring to arrive as I am? Hard to believe its arrival is tomorrow when it is still so cold out. But it's coming!

I think perhaps some of you had missed my announcement that I am no longer hosting the HOME linky party.

Back a couple of months ago, I was having some serious computer issues and then my computer crashed on me. Now I do all of my blogging on the laptop which I'm not crazy about but I am thankful I have it.

I decided to keep my Tea Time Tuesday linky party going and opted to shut down HOME. I found hosting two linky parties on the laptop too much to handle. However, I am planning to post a recipe, craft, or something home related the middle of every week in place of my HOME linky party.

Today I am sharing my recipe for Mini Butter Tarts which I served at my Spring Tea Party this week. You may check out my tea party which is "A Bird Lover's Tea" in my previous post. There is still lots of time to link up if you wish. I am keeping the tea party open until Saturday, March 22.


Mini Butter Tarts

Use your regular pie crust recipe or a Pillsbury pie crust and cut out rounds with a regular cookie cutter. Using your own recipe will result in a little thicker shell.
Grease a mini muffin pan {I always use coconut oil} and place a round into each muffin cup, pressing into the cup and pinch a little rim around the top of each one. 

For the filling ~

Beat slowly with hand mixer:
1 egg
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

Spoon into unbaked tart shells. Fill only about 1/3 to 1/2 full otherwise, the filling will spill over while baking. Bake @ 375 for about 20 minutes.

NOTE:

To make regular sized tarts, I just use frozen tart shells and stir in 1/2 cup of raisins into the filling. Bake same as above.

Thank you for visiting today. I love it when you stop by and leave a comment. Tomorrow is the first day of Spring so Happy Spring everyone!

Lord, this humble house we'd keep
Sweet with play and calm with sleep.
Help us so that we may give
Beauty to the lives we live.
Let Thy beauty and Thy grace

Shine upon our dwelling place. ~ Edgar A. Guest

I am sharing with these parties this week ~

Home and Garden Thursday ~ http://www.adelightsomelife.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday ~ http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Home Sweet Home ~ http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi
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