Canadian Butter Tarts

Ingredients:

● 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
● 1/2 tsp salt
● 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
● 1/4 cup granulated sugar
● 1 large egg
● 1/2 cup corn syrup
● 1/4 cup brown sugar
● 2 tbsp cream or milk
● 1 tsp vanilla extract
● 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
● Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
● 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the egg, corn syrup, brown sugar, cream or milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and
    nutmeg (if using) until well combined.
  5. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until a dough forms.
  6. If using, fold in the raisins.
  7. Roll the dough into a ball and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  8. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out circles of dough using a cookie cutter
    or a glass.
  9. Press the dough circles into a greased or lined muffin tin.
  10. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, corn syrup, brown sugar, cream or milk, vanilla
    extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally,
    until the butter is melted and the mixture is well combined.
  11. Fill each dough-lined muffin cup with the mixture, about 2/3 full.
  12. Bake the tarts for 15-20 minutes, or until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden
    brown.
  13. Remove the tarts from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before removing
    them from the pan.
  14. Serve the Canadian butter tarts warm or cold, garnish with chopped nuts if desired.

Enjoy your delicious Canadian Butter Tarts!

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