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Ontario Butter Tarts

Author/Submitted by: Brandon Sun
Servings: 12
Categories: Desserts / Pies & Pastries

2  cups  all-purpose flour
1  tsp  salt
2/3  cup  shortening
6  tbsp  cold water
3/4  cup  brown sugar
1    egg
1/4  cup  corn syrup
2  tbsp  butter, melted
1  tsp  vanilla
1  pinch  salt
1/2  cup  raisins

Sift the flour and salt together. Cut in the shortening with a pastry cutter. Add the water, 1 Tbsp at a time, until the mixture holds together. Refrigerate the dough for one half an hour. Remove from fridge and let sit for 15 min. Roll out the dough. Cut out 12, 4-inch rounds. Press into lightly greased tart tins. Filling: Stir all ingredients together except for raisins until well mixed. Add raisins and continue to stir. Fill tart shells. Bake in the bottom third of oven at 450F for 12 min. or until golden brown. Makes 12 tarts( and there will be some dough left over after cutting.

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