Maple Syrup Butter Tarts
The Beauty of Maple Syrup Tarts
Whether arranged artistically on a special tray for brunch or grabbed as a late-night treat with a glass of cold milk, Maple Syrup Butter Tarts are irresistibly yummy. Perfect as an easy-to-pick-up dessert in a buffet line or an accoutrement to a hot beverage at tea time, these tarts add a touch of nature to everything you serve.
Plus, they are sweetly easy to make — and remember, the fresher the syrup, eggs and butter, the better. Enjoy!
This is a wonderful recipe for kids to make. While the picture shows using a hand mixer, this simple recipe can be made just as effectively using a flexible spatula, whisk and spoon.
This recipe is featured at the 2018 Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival.
- Butter - softened - ¼ cup (60 ml, 57 g)
- Firmly packed brown sugar - ¼ cup (60 ml, 53 g)
- Egg - large farm fresh - 1
- Vanilla Extract - ½ tsp (3 ml, 3 g)
- Ontario Maple syrup - ½ cup (120 ml, 156 g)
- Unbaked tart shells (purchased or handmade) - 12
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C/Gas 5)
- Place tarts on a baking sheet.
- Beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- Whisk in the egg, vanilla and maple syrup.
- Whip until smooth.
- Ladle into tart shells until each is ¾ full.
- Bake at 375⁰ F (190⁰ C) for 15 to 20 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.