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These crispy, buttery tarts are so delicious that the whole Kitchen-Stories-team could hardly keep away from them—though only a few knew that this sweet snack is a Canadian classic. Inspired by the recipe 'Best Marple Butter Tarts' from 'Canadian Living', our community member Emily M share her own recipe with us.

Butter pecan and raisin tartlets

Butter pecan and raisin tartlets

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That's why we love this recipe:

This recipes, which makes 30 little tarlets sets you up perfectly for afternoon tea or a sweet end to a dinner party.
Don't be put off by making your own dough. Just mix up flour, buttter, egg yolk, cider vinegar, salt and cold water until you have a crumbly dough, and let it rest in the fridge until the filling is prepared.

Afterwards the dough needs to be rolled out and cut, if you don't have a mini muffin tin, just cut out bigger circles and place in a normal sized muffin tin. However, it is important that the circles are always bigger than the base of your tin to make sure you have mini tart casings to place your filling into.

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The classic filling is made of butter, sugar, maple syrup such as egg. Our community member Emily M added some cider vinegar, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and also filled the butter tartlets with raisins and pecans. For those of you who don't like raisins (yes, we know there are quite a lot of you) just leave 'em out.

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Create your favourite butter tartlets:

Just like Emily M riffed off a basic recipe, feel free to adjust the recipe as you'd like to.

Using maple syrup instead of corn syrup, for example, gets you closer to the Canadian original and gives the tartlets a nutty hint of caramel. Add cocoa powder to make choc-pecan tartles or drizzle on some melted chocolate at the end. Or, to fit the season, used puréed pumpkin in your filling for a pumpkin spice twist.

If you want a fresher fruit mix, mixes diced apple with lemon juice and cane sugar, and add warming spices like nutmeg and cinnamon for a Christmassy edge.

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