This is a bit of a switch on the real thing. It makes for fast and easy 'butter tarts' all in one dish and fast.

Base Ingredients.....

1/2 cup of soft butter
1 cup of all purpose flour
2 tablespoons of white sugar

Filling Ingredients.....
1 & 1/2 cups of brown sugar
1/2 cup of raisins (I use more)
1/2 teaspoon of baking POWDER
1 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
3 eggs
3 tablespoons of flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla

- preheat your oven to 350 degrees and get out a 9" square baking pan.

- beat the butter with the flour & sugar until well blended.

- Press it firmly into an UNgreased 9" square baking pan and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

buttertart square crust before baking
buttertart square crust before baking.

- In the meanwhile, stir together all the filling ingredients.

buttertart square filling

- Remove the base from the oven & gently spread the filling over the hot base.

buttertart square filling
ready for oven

- Return to the oven and continue to bake for 20-25 minutes until the filling is a deep golden brown.

- Filling may be slightly jiggly in the center, but will firm upon cooling.

- Cool completely in the fridge & cut into squares or bars.

makes 16 per pan (I always make a double batch) and these also freeze well!

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