7 best butter tarts in Ontario The butter tart wars is a good thing for butter tart lovers, who can visit both Wellington North and Kawarthas Northumberland to sample the best butter tarts Ontario has to offer. By Tim Johnson 2014-06-18 00:00:00 7 best butter tarts in Ontario Slideshow View Slideshow 7 best butter tarts in Ontario Replay This Slideshow Next Slideshow Previous Next By: Photo: © Copyright View more galleries Canadian food classics: W 11 best birthday cake and 7 sweet treats to serve a The Spot Restaurant A quaint restaurant in a red house north of Mount Forest. One of its specialties is a delicious butter tart pie, which owner Marie Plume bakes in her own home.Learn more about how the butter tart sparked a regional feud. Ste. Anne's Spa An upscale retreat where pastry chef Khushroo Khambata has taken the tart to new heights. Khambata, who spent 12 years at the Four Seasons in Toronto, has created a gluten-free tart with currants and infused with maple syrup. Doo Doo's Bakery Doo Doo's, home of the "X-rated" tart line, won "best filling" and "best creative tart" at last year's Kawarthas Northumberland Butter Tart Taste-Off. The line includes a tart with rum-soaked raisins that owner Diana Rogers says "has a real kick to it." Cara Mia Bakery Cara Mia Bakery, in Warkworth, is run by a husband-and-wife glassblower-potter team, that promises "the best jugs and tarts in town." When not making pots, Monica Johnston makes tarts filled with maple syrup tapped at a nearby farm. Cravings Bakery & Market This Peterborough cafe is owned by pastry chef Heather Dickie and chef Kyle Guerin. The recipe for their tarts has been passed down through the family—the filling is from Heather's great-grandmother Ann, while the pastry is from Kyle's grandmother Phyllis. If you ask, they'll show you the original recipe cards. Munro's on Main This Mount Forest diner makes its own butter tart ice cream. Its tarts are incredibly fresh, and whenever possible the ingredients are sourced within 10 kilometres of the restaurant. The chef inherited the recipe from his grandmother.Another bakery to check out is the Misty Meadows Country Market, a charming rural shop with no computer. The tarts sold there by Alvin Martin are made by local mennonite woman.Make this sweet treat at home! Check out our best maple butter tarts recipe.