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Canadian Dessert Recipes

Granny’s Butter Tarts

This iconic Canadian pastry is filled with butter, sugar, syrup, egg and raisins, then baked until the filling has gelled. Dating back to pioneer days, the genuinely beloved butter tart may be considered the quintessential Canadian treat.  Its origins can be traced back to Central Ontario with the first published recipe appearing in 1900 in…

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Canadian Dessert Recipes

Old Fashioned Raisin Pie

In the days before refrigeration and air cargo shipments of fresh produce from all corners of the globe, fruit was almost considered a luxury item in winter.  Times were tough during the war years, people lived on much less and were forced to ration. I can remember my dad telling me that one of their…