Thursday, 10 July 2014

Nut Free Butter Tart Squares

These raisin-packed squares have the flavour of individual butter tarts, but are quicker and easier to make.


  • oil for baking pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 2 cups raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil a 9×13-in. baking pan. Stir 1 1/2 cups flour with brown sugar and butter in a bowl until well blended. Press mixture firmly into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake in centre of oven until light brown and set, 12 to 14 min. Transfer to a rack to cool slightly.
  • Whisk eggs with vanilla and salt in a bowl until foamy. Whisk in granulated sugar. With a wooden spoon, gradually beat in remaining 1/2 cup flour. Stir in corn syrup and raisins. Pour filling over base.
  • Return to oven, baking until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, 20 to 23 more min. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. The squares will sink slightly and the filling will set when cool.
  • Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 6 months.

Originally published in the Walmart Live Better May 2014 issue

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