Friday, September 23, 2016

Butter Tart Squares

It felt good to be back in the kitchen after the summer months where baking/cookies duties were limited as much as possible!  We used the grill or cooked on the stove top most of the summer to avoid heating up the house.  How lovely it felt this past week to be back in the kitchen, and actually looking forward to the heat from the oven as our temps have been in the 50s and 60s during the day.

I want to share this little recipe with you.  It is so easy to make, and really doesn't need much effort... these little squares are rich and delicious.


BUTTER TART SQUARES

CRUST:
1-1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted

FILLING:
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped pecans, or raisins
1 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp cream
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 350.  Mix crust ingredients: flour, brown sugar, and butter.  Press into an 8x8 pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

Mix filling ingredients together. Spread over the cooked crust.  Place pan back in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly and brown.  Cool, slice into squares and serve.

I cut the squares in tiny pieces, so if you go back for seconds there are no guilty feelings {smiles}. If you need a little "pick-me-up" along about 3 in the afternoon... these little squares will do the trick, along with a nice hot cup of tea, of course!

44 comments:

  1. These sound delicious, Marilyn, and so simple. I like that they take very basic ingredients. It's getting cooler here now too and I can think about baking again!

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    1. Delicious, simple, and ohh so tasty with a hot cup of tea! I am glad it is baking time again too, cooler weather makes things more enjoyable in the kitchen! Hugs to you today :)

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  2. Yummy Marilyn :-o) mari

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    1. Hugs to you today dear Mari! :)

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  3. Oh my! Those look delicious! Going to have to try these some time! Yum and thanks!!
    Xo
    Linda

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    1. They are quite yummy, easy to make, but I suspect on your diet, that you might want to stay away from them, lol! Hugs to you today dear Linda!

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  4. Oh my! Those look delicious! Going to have to try these some time! Yum and thanks!!
    Xo
    Linda

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  5. Oh, this is right up my alley! I am not a big chocolate fan, but anything buttery, caramel, or pecan and I am drooling. lol! They looks delish!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I am with you on that... I am more in the caramel buttery or pecan camp than chocolate, lol! These are sweet little delights to make that are soo good with a hot cup of tea, especially since we are enjoying cooler days here :) Hugs to you Jann, have a blessed day!

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  6. These look way too yummy! Pinned it!
    Blessings,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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    1. Awesome Laura! I hope you get to try them sometime :) Have a blessed Sunday!

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  7. Oh, how yummy! And, they sound simple to make, too. What could be better? :) Thank you for your precious encouragement and friendship and for always making my day! Sending you lots of hugs, prayers, and love!

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    1. They are very simple to make, and taste absolutely wonderful with a hot cup of tea... now that we are enjoying cooler days, that is a perfect combination :) Hugs to you too dear friend!

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  8. This looks very tasty and easy to make. I shall try it. I am an expert in the kitchen - but sadly only our dog thinks so.

    God bless.

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    1. Well, I think you and your dog would find these a delight to eat! Appreciate your return visit, and chuckle for the day :)

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  9. Dear Marilyn ... Oh my, these look delicious. I will be trying this recipe very soon. Thank you for sharing. ♥ Sunday Blessings

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    1. Thanks Teri, I think you will enjoy these sweet delights :) Have a blessed day, and as always, I appreciate your visits!

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  10. These look great! Anything with butter, brown sugar and nuts, yes, I have to try. :-)
    Thanks for the recipe.♥

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    1. I agree... I too just love the combos of butter, brown sugar and nuts! :) Have a blessed day!

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  11. Marilyn, those look so good! Another must try recipe. :) Be blessed my friend!

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    1. They really are quite yummy! Thank you for your visit, and I am continuing to keep you in my prayers!

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  12. Oh, these do look delicious! Have a wonderful week, Marilyn!

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    1. Thanks Debby, I hope you are having a lovely week as well! :)

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  13. This looks so nice! Thanks for the recipe ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Summer! I'm so happy you have stopped by, and hope you are having a blessed day :)

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  14. These look yummy and not to difficult to make. I think I'll file this recipe away to try.

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    1. These are so simple to make, a lovely fall recipe :) Hugs to you today, so happy to have met you!

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  15. I bet these make your house smell DIVINE! Today is a perfect day for baking, it's finally cooled off. Like you, it'll be a pleasure to get back to baking.
    Happy Monday :)
    Ceil

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    1. It is nice to get back in the kitchen after the hot summer months! These were a perfect little treat to enjoy :) Hugs to you today!

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  16. How inviting your tart is, dearest Marilyn, and the recipe is a true temptation, I'm so grateful to you for sharing it with us, I'm looking forward to try it :)

    Hope your week is off to a good start I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you,
    thank you again, sweetest friend

    Xx Dany

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    1. Thank you sweet Daniela, what a joy it always is to have a visit from you! The recipe is truly a delight, just perfect with a cup of hot tea :) Hugs to you dear friend, and continuing to keep you and your dear family in prayer!

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  17. Soooo....would it be rude to ask if I could come over and enjoy one...or three of these butter tart squares with you? {{smiles}}

    Sweet friend, these look divine! My precious grandma Betty used to make butter tarts and oh were they ever good! I am smacking my lips right now as I think about them. Your recipe is definitely one I must try....and soon I might add :)

    It would truly be a joy to pop in for a visit with you. Not because of the sweet treats, but because of the sweet fellowship with you.

    Much love to you, my friend!

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    1. Oh how I would love for you to stop by for a visit! We would enjoy lots of sweet - fellowship, friendship, and food, lol! :) Butter tarts were one of the staple desserts that we often made growing up, and it is just a comfort food for me to make them, and they do bring back such good memories! I hope you like them if you get a chance to make them :)

      Hugs to you today dear friend! I just mailed off my package to my special friend and am eagerly anticipating the mail now each day for mine to arrive. Such a delightful thing you have begun, and I do appreciate all the work you have put into it! Blessings sent your way!

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  18. Yummy ... I am pinning this recipe. Thank you!!

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    1. I think you will enjoy it if you get a chance to try it :) Hugs to you today!

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  19. These sound delish!..I grew up in Canada & my Mom always made butter tarts...they were our favorite. I always wished I had the recipe...but hers were all in her memory!! I look forward to trying these! Have a blessed day. ♡

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    1. These are truly delicious tarts... but I know there are a lot of different recipes out there for Butter Tarts. I do think they are a "Canadian" treat, as we made them growing up in PEI too. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

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  20. Just popped these into the oven...oh, I can't wait to try them this evening! Thanks again for the recipe, sweet friend :)

    Have a blessed afternoon. Much love to you!

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    1. Aren't they delightful, so happy to hear you love them as much as we do... thank you for sharing them in your post too! Good food always makes my heart smile :) Hugs to you today my dear friend!

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  21. I saw these on our friend, Stephanie's post, and can't wait to make them, Marilyn. They look so tasty and yes, would be perfect with a cup of tea.

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    1. They are just perfect with a cup of hot tea! Thank you for dropping by for a visit! Hugs to you today!

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  22. That Stephanie! Yes, she is responsible for sending me here for what looks like the most wonderful recipe. I am going tomthe kitchen directly to put it together. Thank you.

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    1. In the oven...can't wait! Licking the bowl has been fun!

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    2. I hope that they were as delightful as the bowl-licking was! Thank you for letting me know you were giving them a try :) Hugs to you today Vee!

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