1939 Canadian Butter Tart Recipe

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May. 05, 2019

This 1939 Canadian Butter Tart Recipe marks the start of our journey to explore the history of the Canadian Butter Tart, and Butter Tart Recipe variations through time... The rest of the series will explore the origins of the the Butter Tart recipe, through the recipes that are similar to Butter Tarts and could have contributed to their creation.


Brown sugar 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Egg 1
Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Butter 1 Tablespoon (round tbsp)
Walnuts 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chop
Raisins 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , deseeded
Rich cream 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Pastry sheets 2



1. Pre heat oven to 350ºF

2. Line 12 regular muffin cups with pastry.


3. Mix together all ingredients, and fill shelf ⅔ of the way.

4. Bake for 12-15 minutes.


5. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 12