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Butter Tart Squares

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Makes:25 squares

This fabulous recipe makes enjoying the classically Canadian flavour of butter tarts easier than ever. Everyone is sure to love these great tasting favourites.



½ cup 125mL butter, softened
¼ cup 50mL brown sugar
1 cup 250mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour


¾ cup 175mL brown sugar
¼ cup 50mL butter, softened
½ cup 125mL corn syrup
2 eggs
1 tsp 5mL vanilla extract
2 tbsp 30mL Robin Hood Original All Purpose Flour
½ tsp 2mL baking powder
½ cup 125mL raisins (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Lightly grease and line an 8” x 8” (2L) baking dish with parchment paper, letting paper hang slightly over two sides of pan to use as handles for easy removal of squares.
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar in large mixing bowl until combined. Add flour and beat until mixture is a soft dough. Press dough evenly into bottom of prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  4. Filling: Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy in large bowl. Beat in corn syrup, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and baking powder.
  5. Sprinkle raisins over baked pastry base. Pour filling over raisins.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until filling is set. Cool. Loosen edges of pastry and remove from pan. Cut into squares.


  • Replace raisins with chopped pecans or walnuts.

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