Butter Tarts


  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Recipe from Shaan Pighin

Yummy butter tarts! A Christmas tradition for as long as I can remember.

Preheat:375 ° F
Prep Time:2-3 hrs
Cook Time:15 min
Ready In:3 hrs
Servings:24 tarts



  1. In small pot mix raisins, water, and 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil stirring constantly.
  3. Cover with lid and put outside to cool.
  4. In medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients (brown sugar, butter, eggs, corn starch, evaporated milk, and vanilla).
  5. Once boiled mixture is cool, add and mix everything together.

Put it all together

  1. Roll out pie dough (from pie crust recipe). Use flour under dough and sprinkle on top when rolling to prevent it from sticking.
  2. Once pie dough is rolled out into thin layer, cut circles. I use a Starbucks lid from grande coffee which is the perfect size for my butter tarts.
  3. Place dough circles in medium baking cups, then fill with butter tart mixture.
  4. Place in preheated oven and cook for 15 minutes or until crust becomes slightly brown.


You can make the pie dough while waiting for the filling to cool down.