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Tiny Canadian Butter Tarts on a cooling rack.
Canadian Maple Butter Tarts Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins

My Canadian Butter Tarts recipe has a delicious buttery, flaky pie crust, and filled with a mapley-caramel flavored custard filling.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 12 tarts
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 cup (8floz/225ml) maple syrup
  • cup (4oz/115g) dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (2oz/57g) butter
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

  2. Roll out the pie crusts and use a 3 inch (7cm) round cookie cutter to cut out 12 circles.

  3. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with the pie crust circles and place it in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.

  4. For the filling: Add the maple syrup, brown sugar, and butter into a small saucepan and heat until the butter melts.

  5. Remove from the heat and whisk in the eggs, vanilla extract, and salt.

  6. Divide the filling evenly among the crust-lined muffin cups and bake for about 25 minutes or until filling is set. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to rack to cool completely.

  7. Enjoy the tarts at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream. Store completely cooled pies in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.