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Runny Messy Butter Tarts

Mickey Castor Jan 4, 2006 07:26 PM

I am in search of a very specific style of butter tart and I just know somebody out there will help me. I know there are many good ones, but does anyone know where to find a truly runny butter tart. Not guey, not thick, but one where when you take a bite the centre starts to run out. With raisins preferred but not essential. No nuts. Any type of crust will do. Thanks!

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    Jake RE: Mickey Castor Jan 4, 2006 07:43 PM

    Oh, you're making me hungry! Unfortunately the only really good ones I've found in the last year are in Bracebridge, Ontario! Let's hope someone else can help us out!

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      ca RE: Mickey Castor Jan 5, 2006 06:32 AM

      I think you'll love the butter tarts at the Hot Oven Bakery in Cloverdale Mall in Etobicoke. They are the best I have ever had and very runny- they also have raisins. I've posted on them here before. My cousin from Florida begs for them whenever we visit.

      Hot Oven is located close to the Winners in the mall. The mall is on Dundas & East Mall off Hwy 427

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        Marjorie RE: ca Jan 5, 2006 07:32 AM

        Mmmmm! The runny butter tarts from the Hot Oven are the best I've ever had! Luckily I only live about 5km from the bakery!

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          Mickey Castor RE: Marjorie Jan 5, 2006 09:57 AM

          Thanks guys. Thats not too far for a weekend ride. I will get back with you on this. Any others - hate to sound greedy!

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            kathleen RE: Mickey Castor Jan 5, 2006 11:50 AM

            If you want to make your butter tart search into a day trip...there's a bakery in Little Britain ( near Lindsay ) called "Buttertarts n' More." They have every kind of buttertart you can imagine...including the kind you're looking for. I never miss the chance to stop and pick up a few when I'm in the Kawartha's!

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        Happybelly RE: Mickey Castor Jan 6, 2006 04:54 PM

        Osgoode Hall restaurant. Just had my first (of many) today. It was better than sex (can I say that here??). Nice and runny and came with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream which, if you are a purist, i am sure they would leave off or put in a dish on the side if you asked.

        Pure heaven.

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          DRD RE: Happybelly Feb 15, 2007 11:42 AM

          I just had my first Osgoode Hall butter tart today. Amazing! Already planning next butter tart visit. I am not a butter tart expert, but I would be surprised to hear of better in Toronto.

        2. Full tummy RE: Mickey Castor Feb 15, 2007 03:08 PM

          Don't know if they're still as good, but Humble Pie Bakery in Baysville had the absolute best runny butter tarts I've ever tasted.

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            peasandcarrots RE: Mickey Castor Aug 17, 2008 07:01 PM

            We were also in search of perfect runny messy butter tarts... and found them this past weekend on our way to Coboconk, at Freskiw Farms Kawartha farm market, on Highway 35 / 115, about 18 km north of Highway 401. You know the kind ... we just had to sample them right away on their outdoor patio. These babies required bending forwarding from the waist, knees slightly apart, tilting the mammoth butter tart at an angle so as not to lose the perfect runny goodness, and sucking out the extra oozy filling about half way through eating one. I'm not sure where they came from ... there wasn't a label on the package. They cost $6.99 for a pack of 6 butter tarts. Picked up some great Empire Farms cheddar cheese there, too.

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              currycue RE: Mickey Castor Aug 18, 2008 08:57 AM

              The ones they have at Grumbles Deli (Main St. just south of Danforth Ave.) are just like you describe. Call first, though, they're not always in stock.

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                foxymoron RE: Mickey Castor Aug 18, 2008 11:31 AM

                I think the butter tarts I bought from the Metro Hall farmers market are exactly like you described. Granted, they had been outside for a couple of hours, but the tart (with pecans and chocolate drizzle) were deliciously gooey. They have a few other ones, including raisins and at $5 for half a dozen, a great deal. I forget the name of the vendor, but it's the one near the stage, across from Dominic's meat cart.

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                  fickle RE: foxymoron Aug 18, 2008 12:48 PM

                  The vendor's name is St Andrews.

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