Butter Tart Shortbread Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 20
  • Shortbread Base...
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Filling...
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups raisins (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all shortbread ingredients until crumbly. Press crust mix down into an 11" x 7" baking dish, lined with parchment paper. A 9" x 13" works as well, the crust will just be thinner.
  3. Place into the oven for 18 mins or until light golden brown.
  4. While the crust is cooling, mix together the filling ingredients in a electric blender for 3 minutes on medium or until slightly frothy. If you are adding raisins, mix in after this step.
  5. Pour butter tart filling into the baking dish on top of the crust, sprinkle with pecans and cook for 25-30 minutes or until a light brown. The centre should still jiggle slightly when you pull from the oven.
  6. Allow the bars to set and cool completely before cutting into bars or slices.
  7. These are a good freezer recipe. You can also use this filling recipe to fill tart shells. Cooking time may vary.
Recipe by This Lil Piglet at https://thislilpiglet.net/2017/11/butter-tart-shortbread-bars/