Tested till perfect Butter Tart Squares
Butter Tart Squares
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Butter Tart Squares

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2009

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 35 minutes
  • Portion size 16 large squares


  • 1 cup 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsalted butter


  • 2 tbsp 2tbspsalted butter, melted
  • 2 2eggeggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup 1cuppacked brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspvanilla
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1 cup 1cupraisinraisins
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchopped walnuts
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In bowl, mix flour with sugar; using pastry blender, cut in butter until crumbly. Press into 9-inch (2.5 L) square metal cake pan; bake in 350?F (180?C) oven for 15 minutes.

Filling: In bowl, mix butter with eggs; blend in sugar, flour, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Stir in raisins and walnuts; pour over base.

Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until top springs back when touched lightly, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. Cut into squares.

Nutritional Information Pper square: about

cal 221 pro 3g total fat 10g sat. fat 5g
carb 31g fibre 1g chol 42mg sodium 75mg
potassium 151mg

% RDI:

calcium 3 iron 8 vit A 7 folate 12
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