Germaine’s Butter Tarts

Submitted with comments by Mom Soganich


1 1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vinegar


bake in a 400 to 425 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes depending on whether you like them runny or firm. you may add nuts or raisins if you wish but germaine didn’t.


5 cups of flour
l 1b. shortening or 2 cups
1 teaspoon salt


in a measuring cup put 1 egg beaten, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, and add water to make one cup.

pour liquid mixture spaced carefully in the flour and shortening mixture. the less that it is handled the flakier the pie crust.

i forgot to say that you cut the shortening into the flour mixture until the mixture is the size of peas. then u pour the liquid mixture in. I put depressions in circles around the bowl so that i can put the liquid mixture in equal proportions to the dry mixture. it works well .