The Homeplace

Here you will find recipes that will remind you of years gone by. Families love to get together and these recipes are some samplings of our gatherings at 'The Homeplace'.

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Butter Tart Squares

I am a big fan of butter tarts. There is only one problem with buying them, and that is that 99.9% of them come with raisins in them. EWWW! And I guess another problem is that they cost more money than it takes to make these great squares, and these squares taste better. :)
So try these ones and you'll fall in love. They are quick and easy and the recipe is easily doubled. I make them without nuts or raisins, then both the kids and me are happy.

1/2 Cup Butter
1 1/2 Cups Flour
2 Tbsp Icing Sugar
Cream butter and sugar, blend in flour with pastry blender. Pat into 9x9 pan. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes.

1 1/2 Cups Brown sugar
1/4 Cup Butter, melted
2 Eggs beaten
1 Tbsp Vinegar
1 Cup Pecans/raisins/nothing :)
1 Tbsp Vanilla
Combine ingredients and pour over base. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes (36 min for me), until set. Butter is better than margarine in this recipe.

Thanks to Seven, I think, who gave me this recipe. Not really sure where she got it from, but it's great.