A butter tart turned into a cake with a layer of butter tart filling topped with a layer of cheesecake all finished off with a gorgeous warm walnut and raisin caramel sauce!
Butter tarts are my all time favourite holiday treat! When I was a kid and the cookie platter came out for the holidays I went for the butter tarts first and then the other goodies, if I still had room for them.
Later, when I moved out for school and my grandmother asked me what I wanted for Christmas I would always reply that I wanted a box of her homemade butter tarts, and I treasured them dearly when I received them! Now they are the first holiday cookie that I bake, and the one that I make the most of! When I made the pecan pie cheesecake recently I could not help but think that a butter tart version would simply be divine for the holidays! The resulting butter tart cheesecake turned out to be just as amazing as I imagined, the perfect combination of butter tart and cheese cake, even better than the originals! A new holiday favourite?!
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