Mom’s Butter Tarts

ChristmasTree2013_webThis is a nostalgic time of year.  I lost my mother three years ago and the fact that Christmas is a big thing for me is because of her.

Every  year, mom would bake up a storm and Dad would take us out to get the tree.  My favourite was, and still is, her butter tarts.


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Luckily, I got the recipe before she left us.  I was making a batch today and brought Mom’s picture up to the kitchen to help me make butter tarts.


5 ½      Cups All Purpose Flour

1          Teaspoon Baking Powder

2          Tablespoons Brown Sugar

2          Tablespoons Vinegar

¾         Teaspoon Salt

1          Pound Shortening

Cut shortening into dry ingredients


1          Egg

2          Tablespoons Vinegar

Beat egg and vinegar into ¾ cup of water and mix into dry ingredients.


Roll into a ball, wrap and refrigerate for a half hour.




2          Cups seedless raisins soaked in boiling water

4          Tablespoons Butter or Margarine

2          Cups Brown Sugar

2          Eggs

2          Teaspoons Vanilla


Drain raisins and mix in butter.  Beat eggs and vanilla, then mix with raisins.  Mix in brown sugar.


Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Picture of butter tart.









Thanks Mom!


P.S.  What am I thankful for today?  I’m thankful for such wonderful parents.  I’m thankful for the time I got to spend with my kids baking for Christmas.  I’m thankful for Christ in my life.

What are you  thankful for today?