Desserts

Butter Tart Muffins

I can never resist eating a butter tart, the classic Canadian dessert! I was curious to see how the flavour would transfer over to a muffin. The verdict? Success! These Butter Tart Muffins taste almost as good as the quintessential dessert.

Butter Tart Muffins - a delicious twist on a classic Canadian dessert!

These muffins taste amazing served slightly warm. And they really do taste like a butter tart! They are sweet with little bits of walnut crunch. They don’t last long either!

Butter Tart Muffins - a delicious twist on a classic Canadian dessert!

If you are craving a butter tart, but don’t feel like dealing with pastry, try these butter tart muffins. I think you’ll find they are the next best thing!

Butter Tart Muffins - a delicious twist on a classic Canadian dessert!

Butter Tart Muffins - a delicious twist on a classic Canadian dessert!

Yield: 12 muffins

Butter Tart Muffins

A twist on a classic Canadian dessert, Butter Tart Muffins.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Add sugar, raisins, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla extract to a pot on the stove over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Remove from heat and place uncovered in the fridge to cool down.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F. Add liners to a muffin pan and set aside.
  3. Stir together flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and pour in warm raisin mixture. Stir to combine. Then add walnuts and raisins and mix together
  4. Spoon batter evenly into muffin pan. Bake for about 15 to 17 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from centre of a muffin.
  5. Remove from oven and immediately pour maple syrup on top of each muffin. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove them to cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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