I was surprised the other day when one of my faithful readers and commenters said she had never had a butter tart, so here they are, just for you DJan. I was surprised to read that butter tarts are apparently a "quintessentially Canadian" treat, but we certainly do enjoy them, decadently sweet as they are. They're made with butter (obviously), corn syrup, brown sugar, and egg. Then you can add raisins, pecans or other sweeteners (as if they need sweetening at that point). My favourite is having them plain (so you can focus on the sugar), or just with raisins. People even add chocolate chips! But adding maple syrup is the best in my opinion. My mother made the best butter tarts in the world, so I've been enjoying them for a very long time!