Christmas Butter Tart Squares


These are the butter tarts right out of the oven. Refrigerate before cutting and serving.

Butter Tarts are one of my favorite desserts. Since I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I sometimes miss holiday treats. This recipe satisfies the taste for this traditional favorite. The recipe is not overly sweet and has a rich buttery flavor.
2c pecans, soaked and dried
1-2 pinches of sea salt
1/4c butter
1c raisins, chopped or currents, whole
2 whole eggs
1tsp vanilla extract
1/3c honey
1/3c butter
1/3c cream
Grind the pecans in a food processor until well chopped. Add sea salt and butter and blend until mixture forms into a ball. Spread and flatten the crust onto the bottom of a 8″x8″ glass container. Cover the crust with a thin layer of raisins or currents. In the food processor cream the honey, butter and vanilla extract. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the cream. Pour the mixture over the raisins or currents. The mixture should just cover the dried fruit. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the nut crust or it will develop a burnt flavor. Cool in fridge before cutting into squares and serving.