Canadian Edibles: Butter Tarts
Yum... these butter tarts make me swell with Canadian pride. Can you believe these awesome delicious bites of heaven were made by Canadians? I can. Go Canada!
In a large bowl whisk 1 1/2 cups of flour with 1/4 tsp. salt.
Take 1/4 cup cubbed cold butter...
And 1/4 cup lard (I used Crisco)
Use a pastry blender (or 2 knives) and cut into the mixture until it is all mixed well together. There should be smallish chunks of the butter and lard.
Take one egg yolk...
And 1 tsp. of vinegar in a liquid measure.
Add enough ice water to make it to the 1/3 cup mark.
Whisk it all together.
Then add to the flour/lard/butter mixture.
Use a fork to mix everything together until it holds together. Then press into a disk and cover with plastic wrap. Place in fridge for up to 3 days.
In a large bowl place 1/2 cup packed brown sugar.
1/2 cup maple syrup (the original recipe said corn syrup, but my parents don't like that so we used maple)
2 tbsp. of softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla
And 1 tsp. vinegar. Whisk it all together until well mixed.
Take out that dough you had in the fridge for 3 days.
Rile it out till it is about 1/4 inch thick.
Use a can for approx. size. Cut just a little smaller then what the can is sized.
Place the crust into the greased butter tarts. Divide 1/4 cup chopped pecans and 1/4 cup shredded coconut into the bottom of the crusts.
Scoop a little of the maple sugar mixture into the tarts.
Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 12 minutes
Dont over fill the tarts or you're tarts are going to end up looking like this. ^
Even though it looks crazy they still taste great, especially with cream.
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