Butter Tarts in Tin
Butter Tarts in Tin
Butter Tarts in Tin by PlanofaTAK

Butter Tarts

Time Needed

  • Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
  • Baking Time: 15-20 Minutes
  • Cooling Time: 15 Minutes


  • 75 Butter
  • 200g Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • 55g Currants
  • Shortcrust Pastry (Ideally made with Butter)

Equipment You’ll Need

  • An Oven (Pre-heated to 190°C / 370 °F)
  • A Large Bowl
  • A Spatula
  • Two Spoons
  • Two Muffin Tins
  • A Rolling Pin
  • An appropriate size of cutter for your tin
  • Kitchen Scales
  • A Cooling Rack


Step 1

Roll out your shortcrust pastry using your rolling pin until it’s about 3mm thick then use your pastry cutter to cut the cases.

Step 2

Lightly grease your muffin tin with butter then place your shortcrust pastry circles into the tin.

Step 3

Melt your butter in your bowl, add your sugar, eggs and vanilla and stir to combine them.

Step 4

Add your currants to your mix and stir them in thoroughly.

Step 5

Add a spoonful of mixture to each case until you’ve filled all the cases

Step 6

Place your baking tray into your pre-heated oven and bake at 190°C (370 °F) for 15-20 minutes until the filling has set.

Step 7

Once baked be careful as the filling will be extremely hot, allow the Butter Tarts to cool for at least 15 minutes either in the tray or on a baking rack.

Butter Tarts store well, if you can resist eating them, you can store them in an air tight container or freeze them.

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