Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust

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These Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust are sweet and taste just like a Butter Tart. Perfect for the holidays!


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The Shortbread Crust

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • pinch salt

The Butter Tart Filling

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

The Shortbread Crust:

  1. In a bowl, using a pastry cutter, cut together the flour, sugar, salt and butter, until it is the consistency of coarse sand.
  2. Press the butter/flour mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Then set aside.

The Butter Tart Filling:

  1. Melt the butter, let it cool slightly. Then whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
  2. Then add the coconut, raisins and nuts. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the brown sugar, baking powder and flour.
  4. Add the sugar/flour mixture to the butter mixture, and combine.
  5. Pour this filling over the crust.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. If you can, wait at least 2-3 hours.

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