Butter Tart Pinwheels

  • prep time7 min
  • total time 55 min
  • serves 16

You can have your Canadian butter tart fix without spending all afternoon rolling pastry – employ store bought puff pastry instead. This quick and easy dessert works well on its own, with a cup of coffee or on top of a bowl of ice cream.

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Directions for: Butter Tart Pinwheels


½ cup packed dark brown sugar

½ cup raisins

¼ cup chopped pecans

¼ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1 sheet pre-rolled puff pastry (preferably all-butter)


1. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, raisins, pecans, cinnamon and salt.

2. Brush puff pastry with butter, going all the way to the edges. Spread brown sugar mixture evenly over entire surface of butter-brushed puff pastry.

3. Tightly roll into a log, wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes, until firm.

4. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

5. Unwrap log from plastic and slice into ½ inch pieces. Line up on prepared baking sheet.

6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Flip to reveal sticky, butter tart underside. Cool to room temperature. Serve. Store leftovers lightly covered at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Source and Credits

Recipe courtesy of Allison Day


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