Canadian Butter Tart Squares. All the flavour of traditional butter tarts, without the pastry. These have a gluten-free shortbread crust! |

Canadian Butter Tart Squares

All the flavours of a traditional butter tart, now made into gluten-free Canadian Butter Tart Squares.
Course Cookies and Bars
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 36 bars
Calories 164kcal
Author Flavour & Savour




  • 1.5 cups almond flour blanched, finely ground
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt


  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp coconut flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or spray the sides of a 9" x 13" baking pan.
  • Put the crust ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse just until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Alternatively, put ingredients in a large bowl and cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives.
  • Press the crust mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and add the remaining ingredients, stirring until blended.
  • Spread the filling over the crust.
  • Bake at 350°F. for 30 - 35 minutes or until middle is set.
  • Cool completely in pan. Chill or freeze before cutting to insure clean cuts. Cut into squares and then into bars to serve.


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg