Friday, November 12, 2010

Canadian Butter Tart Muffins

These are one of my new favorite muffins. I found the recipe here at the Recipes and More website and was so surprised at how good these were. This is an easy recipe and the kids loved helping with the maple syrup on top -- although that was quite messy!

Canadian Butter Tart Muffins
from Recipes and More

1 1/2 cups raisins
1/4 cup granulated sugar (white)
1/2 cup butter, cut into chunks
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla or butterscotch flavoring
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts ,chopped or pecans
1/3 cup maple syrup

Place raisins, sugar, butter, eggs, milk and vanilla in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is hot, slightly thickened and just beginning to bubble, about 4 or 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375F, prepare 12 muffin cups or insert paper muffin cups.

Stir flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in center of flour mixture and pour in warm raisin mixture, stirring until just combined. (I just added my flour mixture into the raisin mixture, it does look really thick but it will come together, don't worry) Stir in nuts until evenly mixed.

Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake in 375 oven until golden and a knife or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean -- 15 to 17 minutes.

Remove from oven immediately and pour about 1 tsp of maple syrup over the top of each muffin . Cool in cups for 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack. Tastes best served warm. -- I drizzled the syrup on after removing the muffins to a cooling rack since I thought they might get stuck inside of the cups with the syrup and crumble, which would not be good.

These were so delicious and just perfect for a cool fall morning, plus they made the house smell amazing while baking! Kids and picky husband all loved these muffins so they are a make again for us for sure :)


Susan said...

I almost wish I didn't stumble into your blog.... YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE ME SO FAT TRYING THESE RECIPES! LOL.

Thanks for the photo-how-to's those really help a terrible cook like me! Great blog! I love it!

Unknown said...

These look delicious.
Just a note to let you know your blog has been linked as one of my top blogs.

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