Kate's Cuisine

May 16 2011

Easy Butter Tarts

For the pastry:

2 cups all-purpose flour $0.44
1 cup shortening $0.44
1 teaspoon salt $0.01
1 egg $0.17
1 tablespoon vinegar $0.03
2 tablespoons cold water Free

For the filling:

1 egg $0.17
1/2 cup brown sugar $0.10
1/2 cup corn syrup $1.50
1 tablespoon butter, melted $0.06
1 teaspoon vanilla $0.22
1 cup raisins $0.75

Total Cost   $3.89

For the pastry:

1.) Blend the shortening and the flour with a pastry cutter, or two knives, until you’ve created a uniform mixture that is crumbly and about the size of frozen peas.

2.) In a separate bowl mix 1 egg, white vinegar, and cold water. Add to shortening and flour mixture. Mix all ingredients together until they are just combined. Do not overmix or overhandle the dough!

3.) Make a ball of the dough, wrap in cellophane, and place in freezer for 10 – 15 minutes. Place dough onto floured surface and roll out until it’s about the thickness of a CD case. Using a cookie cutter or a jar lid, cut out circles from the dough. Press dough circles into muffin tin.

For the filling:

4.) In a seperate bowl mix well: the maple syrup, melted butter, brown sugar, and egg. Add vanilla and stir in raisins.

5.) Spoon filling into pastry until just below rim.

6.) Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes until golden brown.

7.) Serve and enjoy!

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