This summer we went and picked Saskatoon berries from the Saskatoon berry farm. I’ve been contemplating what to do with all the Saskatoon’s that are still in my freezer. At the berry farm they sell a Saskatoon butter tart that really liked so I thought that I would try and re-create it but couldn’t find a recipe for it on the Internet. As I am currently stuck inside because of the blowing snow and white-out conditions outside, I thought I would try adapting a recipe. This is what I came up with.
Fresh or frozen Saskatoon berries
Pie pastry or store bought tart shells
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 packed brown sugar
1 pinch salt
1 cup corn syrup
2 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
Prepare muffin pans by rolling out pie dough and cutting circles slightly larger than the muffing cups. Fit dough circles into muffin cups; set aside in fridge until ready to fill. If using store bought tart shells, place shells into the muffin tins
In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, salt and corn syrup. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Place a few Saskatoon berries in each tart shell. Pour the butter mixture into all tarts. Make sure that you only fill mixture about 3/4 full otherwise filling will overflow when baking.
Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes. If you like the filling little runny bake for 15 minutes. If you like it firm, bake for the full 20 minutes. Filling will be lightly browned but still bubbling when taken out of the oven.
Let cooked tarts cool in pans for 10 minutes after removing from oven. Remove and place on racks until completely cool