Fill your house with the wonderful aroma of these delicious squares.

Who doesn't love butter tarts. There's nothing like that gooey sweet filling cradled in a buttery crust. Well, you'll love them even more after you try this recipe. It whips up in no time and you won't have to fuss with individual tarts. For best results use butter. It's worth it!

Begin with the base: mix 1/2 cup softened butter with 2 tablespoons icing sugar and 1 1/2 cups flour. Mix and press into a 8" x 8" baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F.

While base bakes, mix together: 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 tsp good quality vanilla and 1 cup currants(optional).

Pour over crust and continue to bake at  350 degrees F. for 25 - 30 minutes.

Notes from the kitchen: Why not grab a pretty tin from the dollar store and give these as a gift? You can dress them up even more by drizzling melted chocolate on the squares after they have cooled. If serving them on a tray, cut into squares and place in decorative muffin liners. These make the dessert look extra special and there much easier to pick up and eat.  Make some when you have time and pop them in the freezer for unexpected guests or midnight snacking. If storing keep in  a covered container so they don't dry out. Layer wax or parchment paper in between to keep the squares from sticking to eachother. If you like, switch up the taste by adding a drizzle of maple syrup to the filling mixture. I've also scraped the inside of a vanilla bean right into my batter. So gourmet don't you think?

Please leave a comment after you make these. I'd love to hear how you enjoyed them or how you added to the recipe and came up with your own creation.

Enjoy!

 

 

Butter Tart Squares

Butter Tart Squares
Credit: Photo taken by Mrs. L