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.

Maple Syrup Butter Tarts
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This is a wonderful recipe for kids to make. This simple recipe can be made using a flexible spatula, whisk and spoon.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 tarts
  • 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)
Tart Shells
  • Unbaked tart shells (purchased or handmade) - 12
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C/Gas 5)
  2. Place tarts on a baking sheet.
  3. Beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Whisk in the egg, vanilla and maple syrup.
  5. Whip until smooth.
  6. Ladle into tart shells until each is ¾ full.
  7. Bake at 375⁰ F (190⁰ C) for 15 to 20 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.

Top the tarts with raisins, walnuts, pecans or whatever takes your fancy.
Get ready to bake more, as they’ll be gone in a flash!
Based on an Ontario Maple Syrup recipe from Ministry of Agriculture and Food Ontario


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