Maple Butter Tarts

  • Recipe By
  • Published Mar 5th
  • Ready In35m
  • Servings16
  • Calories258
These are a big hit every time I make them. They are an addition to a basket donated at a local fundraiser full of maple products. Sweet with a smooth flavor, they pair well with your favorite vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!

Maple Butter Tarts Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Maple Butter Tarts for 16 servings:

  • 16 (3 inch) unbaked tart shells
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt

Maple Butter Tarts Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In35m

To cook Maple Butter Tarts, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Maple Butter Tarts is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Maple Butter Tarts within 35 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Maple Butter Tarts easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Place tart shells on a baking sheet; sprinkle raisins evenly into the bottom of tart shells.
  3. 3 Beat brown sugar and butter together in a bowl until smooth; whisk in eggs, maple syrup, flour, vanilla extract, and salt. Fill each tart shell 3/4 full with maple syrup mixture.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until filling is set and shells are golden, about 16 minutes. Turn the baking sheet halfway through the baking time for even baking.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • For the pastry, I use the recipe on the Tenderflake® shortening package, and freeze any leftover dough. You can also purchase ready-to-bake tart shells in the freezer section of the grocery store.
  • If you like, soak the raisins in your favorite rum before adding them to the tart shells.
  • If you prefer a tart which oozes its filling, omit the 1 tablespoon flour from the filling.
  • Editor's Note:
  • If using homemade pastry, roll dough out to 1/8-inch thickness; cut circles large enough to fit into the bottom and partway up sides of the wells of a muffin tin, using a round biscuit cutter. Press circles lightly into the wells of muffin tin to form tart shells.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 258 calories; 10 grams of fat; 40.7 grams of carbohydrates; 2.6 grams of protein; 31 milligrams of cholesterol; 133 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 24th 2019

    Hello: i made these yesterday and we loved them. My mistake was I made mini butter tarts and baked them according to the directions. I should have cut back on the baking time they were a ...

  2. Oct 22nd 2018

    These tarts turned out perfectly...soaked the raisins in rum before adding to the shells, very tasty!

  3. Nov 27th 2017

    These were just ok. In my opinion, what will make or break this recipe is the crust you choose. I feel the flakier the better. Don’t use a biscuit dough and be forewarned, they are very sweet.

  4. Nov 23rd 2017

    I’ve had these twice now. My sister made them for the first time for Canadian Thanksgiving. I liked them so much that I’m making them again for American Thanksgiving. I overfilled the sh ...

  5. Jul 24th 2017

    These were devoured in 1 day by my coworkers! I substituted the raisins with pecans and it turned out amazing!! 10/10 will bake again!

  6. Oct 7th 2016

    Turned out fantastic! I baked them while baking my pumpkin pies, so I had the oven at 450F for 15 min then turned it down to 350F for 5 minutes. They were perfect :)

  7. Jun 9th 2016

    This is a great recipe. I made it exactly as written. I love that it is made without corn syrup.

  8. Dec 11th 2015

    These are scrumptious - bite size, melt in your mouth yumminess.

  9. May 8th 2015

    I made them for a friend's birthday - she'd never had butter tarts. They were devoured over tea on a sunny day in the back garden. A very happy birthday girl! I made a half recipe of the bat ...