Apple Walnut Canadian Butter Tarts


70 min

Apple Walnut Canadian Butter Tarts

Apple Walnut Canadian Butter Tarts Photo 1




70 min


12 persons




4.00 rating-star (4)


Author: Victoria Bailey
After Poutine, Canadian butter tarts are Canada's second greatest culinary invention. This is an apple-infused twist on a traditional Canadian butter tart. These have a wonderful texture and flavor and are a perfect small dessert.


  • cooking spray : 0 piece
  • flour for dusting : 0 piece
  • prepared pie crust : 1 pound
  • apple juice : 2 cups
  • packed brown sugar : 0.75 cup
  • unsalted butter : 6 Tbsp
  • egg : 1 piece
  • whipping cream : 1 Tbsp
  • vanilla extract : 0.5 tsp
  • salt : 1 pinch
  • chopped walnuts : 0.5 cup

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Stages of cooking

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Dust a work surface with flour and roll out pie dough to a thickness of about 1/8 inch. Cut out 12 circles using a 4-inch round pastry cutter,
  3. Transfer dough into lightly sprayed muffin tin. Press the dough gently into the bottom and sides. Refrigerate while you prepare the filling.
  4. Add apple juice into a saucepan and simmer over medium-high heat until it has reduced to 3 or 4 tablespoons of apple syrup. Set aside.
  5. Place brown sugar into a bowl and pour apple syrup on top of the sugar. Add melted butter, egg, cream, vanilla, and salt. Whisk until filling is liquid and smooth.
  6. Pull pastry out of the fridge. Divide walnuts evenly on top of the bottom of the tart shells. Pour filling on top about 2/3 full. Tap the pan to smooth out filling.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is cooked through and the filling is bubbly, about 20 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes then remove from the muffin tins and serve at room temperature. Chef John
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