Tested till perfect Butter Tart Squares

Butter Tart Squares

These uniquely Canadian squares are a must for any Canada Day celebration.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2009

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  • Portion size 16 squares


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


  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter, 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 1/2cupcoarsely chopped pecanpecans
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In bowl, combine flour with sugar; with pastry blender, cut in butter until crumbly. Press into 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan; bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 15 minutes.

Topping: In bowl, mix together butter and eggs; blend in sugar, flour, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Stir in raisins and pecans; pour over base.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Let cool on rack. (Make-ahead: Wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 days or overwrap in heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.) Cut into squares.

Nutritional Information Per piece: 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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