Canadian Eh! Butter Tarts
|2 1/2 cupsflour|
|3/4 cuplard; cut into small pieces|
|3/4 cupunsalted cold butter; cut into small pieces|
|1/2 tbspwhite vinegar|
|non-stick spray or canola oil|
|1/2 cupbrown sugar|
|2 tbspmaple syrup|
|3/8 cupcorn syrup|
|3 tbspunsalted butter; melted|
|1/2 tbspnatural vanilla|
|1 tspwhite vinegar|
|pecan or walnuts; chopped|
Canadian Eh! Butter Tarts Preparation
Combine flour & salt. Cut lard & butter into flour mixture using fingers or pastry blender until you have pea-sized crumbs. Add vinegar & egg to 1 cup measure, add cold water until you have a 1/2 cup of liquid. Stir with fork until combined. Add just enough of liquid to flour mixture so that dough stays together when stirred with a fork. Divide dough in 2; freeze one for later use (wrapped in saran wrap and then foil) and let the other rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 F with rack in lowest position and spray or oil 12 cup muffin tin generously. When chilled, roll out dough on floured surface until around 1/8" thick and cut out 12 pastry circles using clean 28 oz tin can with lid removed (or similarly sized round cookie cutter). Gently place circles in muffin tin, folding over pastry where necessary.
Place a few raisins or pecans in the bottom of each pastry circle. Whisk remaining filling ingredients until combined and pour a small amount into each circle. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and cool for 5 minutes, then gently rotate tarts in muffin tin to ensure they do not stick. Continue to cool for 45 minutes, then use plastic knife to gently remove. The tarts can be frozen for up to 2 months.
Be prepared to have a few tarts stick to the pan and be lost causes - they will have a wonderful afterlife in your digestive system. I always make extra for this eventuality. I often freeze the tarts as well if I'll be transporting them - they defrost quickly and are easier to handle when frozen.
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