Best Butter Tarts

I thought my Mom made the best butter tarts in the world, but then I was prejudiced. My Dad always went on about his cousin’s butter tarts (not to the good of his relationship with Mom!).

Butter tarts have a long history. They are first mentioned in a 1900 version of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario.

Midland, Ontario hosts a Butter Tart Festival every year. People doctor up the original recipe something fierce. Chocolate Chips, honey, raisins, seeds, nuts and goodness knows hat else show up in the fillings.

Use whatever recipe you like but remember these two things: if you are adding raisins, plump them in water first. This prevents the tart filling from drying out. Then, just before the tarts go into the oven, add a dab of butter to the top of each tart. This prevents them from spilling over.

Just as there are a wide variety of butter tart recipes, there is also a wide variety of Christians; but we still have this in common.

 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16, KJV)

Prayer – Lord, may we be tolerant to those who worship differently than we do. For Christ. Amen

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