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Butter Tart Squares


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Butter Tart Squares

These are distinctly Canadian.


  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 c flour
  • 1/2 c butter


  • 1-1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 T white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c raisins

Preheat oven to 350.

To make base

In a small bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Then blend in flour. Mixture will resemble very fine crumbs.

Lightly grease a square 9x9 in. pan.(I use a square springform pan) Press crumb mixture into bottom of pan. Prick with fork in a few places. Bake for 10 minutes. Then remove from oven.


Soak the raisins in boiling water for 10 minutes, until they become plump.

In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the filling, drain raisins and add. Pour over base.

Bake for 35 minutes approximately until top is brown.

Remove to wire rack, and let cool. Run a knife around the edge to loosen. When cool, carefully remove from pan. This is why I like the springform pan, because the top on these squares can crack quite easily.

Keywords: Dessert, Brownies/Bars

( RG793 )


Practice. Do it over. Get it right.

Mostly, I want people to be as happy eating my food as I am cooking it.

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