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Find The Perfect Butter Tart
- Posted by: Kelly Jessup on October 19, 2012
Name an iconic Canadian food, not from Quebec. That excludes tourtière and poutine!
The answer lays in a small, crusty, pastry shell, filled with a magical combination of butter, sugar, eggs, and, for many, raisins. From its humble beginnings in Upper Canada back in the early 1900s, the butter tart has become a proud part of our national heritage. Step aside Mr. Beaver! But, the topic of what makes the perfect tart is not without hot debate among the many self-proclaimed aficionados among us.
Should they be runny or firm? With raisins or plain? Dense or crumbly? Served warm or from the fridge? These questions have raged for years, but the best answer to what makes a great butter tart is personal: “Did you wipe your hands after eating one or lick your fingers clean?”
Plot your next getaway to the land of 1000 perfect getaways, and embark on a tour of the region’s best butter tarts. Here’s your hit list!