Keto Butter Tarts

by hungryelephant

Ever had butter tarts? It’s a Canadian delicacy and up until I was 29 years old… I never had one… but my life changed when my friend and colleague brought me some on my last day of work. They are amazing.

Now this recipe I’m sure won’t rival regular ones – but it’s pretty darn close! The thing you want to watch out for is the crust – try to make it thin, but not thin enough that it will burn easily in the oven.

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Usually Canadian butter tarts have some raisins inside.. I left them out because 1) I hate raisins and 2) they are high in sugar and carbs. You can top your butter tart with a FEW raisins if you want, or leave them plain like me!

Hope you like enjoy!!

If you like these, then make sure to try my keto Nanaimo Bars, Japanese Cheesecake, or Mississippi Mud Pie!






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Keto Butter Tarts

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

A Canadian delicacy made low-carb! These keto butter tarts are perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth.



  • 3/4 cup (90g) coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) butter – melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp sugar substitute (I used xylitol)


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup (75g) softened butter
  • 1 cup (175g) packed Sukrin Gold (or another brown sugar alternative)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream


  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together your coconut flour, eggs, sugar substitute and melted butter.
  2. Once mixed thoroughly, scoop some of the crust into greased muffin tins. Cover the bottom and sides, but press down and leave a small ‘pool’ area for the filling.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a pot, whisk together your filling ingredients.
  5. You’ll notice the butter is clumpy, so heat the filling on medium. Stir constantly otherwise it will burn.
  6. Continue to whisk until the butter has melted and is incorporated into your filling and you can no longer feel the graininess of the Sukrin Gold.
  7. Take the filling off the heat and let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Take a ladle, large spoon or small measuring cup and pour the filling into the shells.
  9. Bake at 350°F / 175°C for 15-20 minutes. You will know it’s done when it turns a pale golden colour.
  10. Let them cool for 5-10 minutes


2.6 net carbs per tart.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 18.3gCarbohydrates: 6.4gFiber: 3.8gProtein: 4.9g
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