Butter Tart Bars--The Same Great Taste Without All the Work
Buttery... And Oh, So Rich
Delicious and They Taste Like Traditional Butter Tarts
Many people love butter tarts but may not make them often because of having to make the pastry first, then having to roll it out and cut it. How to get that great taste, sans the hassle?
I came across this recipe years ago and was so pleased with the flavor of these bars I've been making them ever since. They are that good. They taste every bit as good as butter tarts but the process is much easier.
One can adjust ingredients to make these more buttery, as well. Oftentimes, store-bought butter tarts tend to be on the sweet side.
A Little Taste of Heaven
Walnuts or Pecans?
Butter tart bars can also be made with pecans.
Recipe for Butter Tart Bars
3/4 cup butter
3 tbsp. sugar
2 1/4 cup flour
Mix together with a pastry cutter and press into a cake pan. Use your hands to press down on mixture so that it holds together after baking. Bake 5 min. at 325 degrees. Remove from oven.
While crust is baking, prepare butter tart topping.
I like to lightly boil my butter and brown sugar mixture first for a couple of minutes. This helps the topping mixture develop a nice thickened texture. Set aside while combining other ingredients then stir in and keep stirring until all ingredients are mixed.
Combine in a bowl:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup of melted butter (melt prior to adding to bowl)
1 1/2 tbsp. vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2- 1 cup light brown raisins
1/2- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Spread topping mixture over base, so all areas are covered.
Bake in 325 degree oven 20-30 minutes, until top and base are cooked. If desired broil for a few minutes until topping is bubbling.
Remove from oven and slice into bars while still warm.
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A Tasty Treat
Butter tart bars are truly a favorite with an unbelievably rich flavor. Indulge yourself with this tasty treat.
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