Georgina’s True English Butter Tarts


  • 24 (2 inch) unbaked tart shells
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup golden syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Place tart shells on a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until edge of crust is golden, about 10 minutes.

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Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Position a rack in the upper 1/3 of the oven.

Whisk brown sugar, golden syrup, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl until smooth. Fill pastry shells with sugar mixture about 2/3-full.

Bake in the preheated oven until filling foams and is bubbly and golden, about 15 minutes. Remove pan and cool for a few minutes on a wire rack; serve warm or at room temperature.