(Kinda) Katie’s Kitchen – Butter Tarts

I forgot about Katie’s Kitchen, but it turns out that I did a cooking thing last year. I hope you like Butter Tarts. Use this recipe.

2 ¼ cups flour pastry flour is best to use but all-purpose will do
1 tbsp brown sugar
½ tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening Very cold and cut in cubes
1/2 cup butter Very cold and cut in cubes
6 tbsp ice water approximately, enough to bring the dough together

For the Filling

1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup butter melted
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
½ cup raisins substituting, pecans, walnuts or chocolate chips also make good variations

I like the firm changes – add an additional egg, increase the brown sugar to 3/4 cup and decrease the corn syrup to 1/4 cup.