Ontario Butter Tarts


Preparation info
  • Makes

    8 to 10

    deep filled tarts
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad

By Karen Burns-Booth

Published 2019

  • About

Butter Tarts are a classic Canadian sweet treat. While this recipe uses pecans, feel free to use other additions in place of the pecans such as raisins, walnut pieces or leave the butter tarts plain. I have called these after the province of Ontario where I first tasted these decadent little tarts at a farm-gate stall near Niagara on the Lake. This recipe is my adaptation of Anna Olson’s “fail-safe” recipe for Pecan Butter Tarts. I changed the measurements to metric and used ready-made shor