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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.


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 ~
Share Your Cup Thursday ~
Home Sweet Home ~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Thanks for the recipe, they look so good and easy to make.

  2. Sandi, those tarts look delicious and easy to make. Would the raisins be too much to add a few to the tiny tarts? Thank you.

  3. Happy Spring to you too Sandi. Your tarts look delicious.

  4. Those tarts look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing! Happy Spring~

  5. Those look super yummy. I got into the jelly beans yesterday -- sigh -- so no sweets for me today! Today is the first day of spring; sooner or later, we know it has to come, even to these northern climes!!

  6. They are so delicate and lovely! I like Gina's idea of adding a few raisins! Yum....

  7. Mmmm...they look delicious!

  8. Oh, perfect timing! I just bought Pecan Tarts in my grocery's bakery, and loved them so much and wanted the recipe. They looked exactly these, but with chopped pecans on/in the filling. Thanks for the recipe -- I'll be giving it a try.

  9. Love your plate under the tarts. I have a couple pieces of that glass and love them.

  10. Hi Sandi, woke up to snow. Hard to believe after spring like temps yesterday. But Spring is already here.....Hoping your weekend is amazing. Hugs from my heart to yours.

  11. Hello Sandi, Yes, according to the calendar it is spring! But you can bet we will still get another blow from old man winter! We are struggling with high winds and dirt storms here. Your little cherry tarts look yummy! My Hubby like cherries, but no longer does he enjoy eating them as he has cracked two teeth from finding the one pit left in them. We have a cherry tree and it was loaded last year. May you have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings, Roxy

  12. Hi Sandi, thanks for the recipe. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. I have been having trouble with GFC and if I am already following you, and you following me, please forgive me. If not, please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  13. Hmmm...butter tarts, our national treasure! When I make them, they don't last very long as my hubby tends to eat them up. O.k. I help out by nibbling on them too. :o)

    Loved your bird watcher's tea. What a great idea!

  14. This sounds like a great recipe, and I love the mini size of the Butter Tarts. Thanks for sharing it!

  15. Sandi, I am such a sucker for anything buttery. These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. This looks beautiful and delicious, Sandi! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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