John Aldag and his family grew up enjoying his grandmother’s butter tarts.

Love: Cloverdale-Langley City MP goes for a classic treat

Love: Start your own family traditions - a special supplement of the Langley Advance published Dec. 8, 2016

I loved when my grandmother made these classic butter tarts every Christmas.

It was a great family tradition that I hold very dear.

I hope it is one that I can pass on to your family, and that you too create memories around these delicious baked goods.

from John Aldag, Cloverdale-Langley City MP

Butter Tarts


• 2 eggs

• ½ cup corn syrup

• ¾ tsp vinegar

• 1 cup brown sugar

• 1 tsp vanilla

• ½ cup butter, room temperature

• ½ cup raisins (feel free to substitute nuts, or chocolate chips)

• Tart shells (recipe below, although store bought is fine)


• Pre-heat oven to 400 F

• Beat eggs well

• Combine eggs with remaining ingredients, except raisins

• Mix well

• Place raisins or nuts into unbaked tart shells and fill 1/2 with mixture

• Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown

Tart Shells


• 2 cups flour

• 1 cup Crisco shortening

• 1 egg

• 2 tbsp ice water

• 1 tbsp white vinegar


• Cut shortening into flour until quite coarse

• Beat egg

• Add water and vinegar to beaten egg

• Mix well

• Add to flour mixture

• Roll on a floured board

• Shape tart shell

• Enjoy!

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