ukrainian christmas: pecan and raisin butter tarts

ButterTarts9ButterTarts5Merry Ukrainian Christmas! Is that how you would say it? Whatever the case may be, today is the beginning of Ukrainian Christmas. Just when you thought the holidays were over, along comes another one! You just can’t escape the festivities.

Being that I am Ukrainian, I will be celebrating with my family tonight. At least in the sense of food and togetherness. Isn’t that the best kind of celebration, though? While I initially made this butter tart recipe for Christmas on December 25th, I wanted to have them again for our Ukrainian Christmas meal. They’re just that good.

ButterTarts1Pecan and Raisin Butter Tarts:

(makes 30 tarts)
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

2 eggs
1/2 cup butter
2 cups raisins
2 tbsp cream
1 cup chopped pecans
30 tart shells

Steps:

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1. Soak the raisins in warm water for 30 minutes.

ButterTarts22. Cream the butter, sugar, and eggs together.

ButterTarts43. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well.

ButterTarts74. Pour mixture into tart shells. Make sure that they are no more than half full.

5. Put the tarts into the oven. Bake at 325°F for approximately 25 minutes.

ButterTarts86. Remove. Devour. 

ButterTarts10I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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Emory

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17 Comments

  1. It is always good to see meals from other cultures.

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  2. These look amazing!

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  3. Looks delicious!

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  4. G

     /  01/08/2015

    I think you need to make more of these. Our supply is dangerously low;)

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  5. “Remove. Devour.” This is how all of my recipes should end ;) These look super yummy – beautiful photos too!

    ❤ Stacey @ http://www.sweetlittlesparrow.com

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  6. Happy Ukrainian Christmas! These look delicious!

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    • You too, Holly! I’m sure that you could make them better than me, but we all can’t be amazing chefs like you! 😉😊 Regardless, they were still pretty delicious!

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      • Haha don’t be silly! They definitely looked delicious. I hope you had a great Ukrainian Christmas with your family! :)

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  7. Joanne S

     /  01/07/2015

    Drool.

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  8. What an interesting eclectic blog you have. Lovely!

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  9. Happy Holidays and Merry Ukrainian Christmas to you and your family! Those look delicious xx

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  • Hello, friends. My name is Emory. I live on the Canadian prairies with my husband, daughter, and animals. Welcome!
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  • Thank goodness for breastfeeding. My darling caught her first flu yesterday. I tried giving her bland foods and drinks all day- she wouldn't touch them. Then I tried her favourites- still nothing. Instead, all she wanted to do was nurse round the clock. That is how we spent the majority of the day- nursing, bathing, cuddling, barfing, repeating.
My goal was to breastfeed Remy until she was 18 months old. After that I had no plans. As she is nearing month 19 earthside, I've discovered that she has no intention of stopping. 
On the rare occasions when she's sick, I'm reminded of why we have kept it up for this long, and why we keep on going. I'm almost certain that she would've become dehydrated yesterday if it wasn't for me nursing her. So although fed is best, the breast is truly a gift. My little lovebug doesn't always want me for naps lately, but when she does, it makes me feel warm, loved, and needed. Also, look at her hand tucked inside of my shirt. I'm melting.
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