Butter tart squares

  • Preparation time:
  • 25 min
  • Total time:
  • 1 hour 25 min
  • Makes:
  • 32 squares
Butter tart squares

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Butter tart squares

Making individual tarts can be finicky (who wants to deal with pie crust?). These minimal-effort squares are just as good without the hard work.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cold unsalted butter , cubed

Filling

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup 35% cream
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter , melted
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberry , or sultans (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil two 8 x 8-in. baking pans, then line with parchment, leaving some overhang.
  • Whirl flour with granulated sugar and salt in a food processor until combined. Add cubed butter and continue whirling until a ball forms, about 1 min. Divide dough equally between prepared pans. Press dough firmly into an even layer.
  • Whisk brown sugar with eggs in a large bowl. Stir in cream, corn syrup, melted butter, and sultanas, if desired. Divide mixture evenly between pans.
  • Bake in bottom third of oven until filling is puffed, 50 to 55 min. Transfer to a rack to cool completely, about 2 hr. Cut each pan into 16 squares.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November/December 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

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Nutrition (per square)

  • Calories
  • 280
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33 g
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • Sodium
  • 89 mg
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