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.
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!
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!
- 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
- 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.
- Preheat oven to 375F. Add liners to a muffin pan and set aside.
- 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 mix together
- 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.
- 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.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 384mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g