Everyone in the house was kind of 'circling' today, looking for a sweet treat or cookie... something. We had nothing. But I did have some frozen store bought tart shells. There wasn't much to work with in the pantry since grocery day is well overdue, but I did have just enough to mix up these tasty butter tarts!
This recipe will only take you about 5 minutes to prepare.
12 frozen tart shells
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of raisins
Set all the tart shells out on a baking sheet (still in their foil tin) and place raisins in the bottoms of each tart shell, dividing them evenly between all twelve.
In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and whisk until well combined and there are no lumps of sugar or flour.
Fill each tart shell with the mixture. There will be enough to adequately fill them so you don't have to be skimpy.
Bake in the centre of a 425F preheated oven for 20-22 minutes. Transfer the tart shells to a cooling rack. You may notice they are a bit puffy on top, that will flatten out as they cool. Caution! Do not eat until they have cooled to room temperature! The sugar mixture will be incredibly hot and will burn your mouth! Be patient... it's worth it!
So be a hero and agree to bake something homemade to bring to that friendly get together, to that school event or just to satisfy your family's sweet craving. They don't need to know it only took you a few minutes to do!