Butter tarts were a sweet treat when I was a kid and I still love the gooey chewy raisin tarts. Tarts are great, but I was looking for a simpler version to make today. I found a recipe for gluten free butter tart squares on the Canadian Living site and was pleased with the results so I thought I would pass this tasty treat on to all of you. This is another great addition to your holiday baking, but is seasonal all year round.
Gluten Free Butter Tart Squares
3/4 corn syrup
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sweet rice flour
1/3 cup tapioca starch
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp potato starch
1 tsp xanthan gum
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9 inch square pan with parchment paper, allowing extra to spill over the sides.
In a stand mixer, beat butter until fluffy.
In a separate small bowl, combine rice flour, tapioca starch, brown sugar, potato starch and xanthan gum.
Add dry ingredients with the butter and mix until crumbly.
Press into baking pan.
Bake in oven for 10 minutes, until set but not browned. Let cool.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a hand mixer.
Then add corn syrup and beat again.
In a small separate bowl mix cornstarch, baking powder and salt.
Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture.
Add raisins and walnuts to bowl.
Pour wet mixture over base.
Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes.