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butter tart

butter tart [buht-er tahrt] noun

A pastry crust filled with a rich concoction of sugar, butter and eggs. Sometimes nuts or raisins are added, but purists would scoff. The butter tart is associated with the English-speaking regions of Canada. The exact origin is unclear but it seems to date to the early 1900s.