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Gluten Free Butter Tart Bars

Craving a gluten free butter tart, but don't want to fuss with making tart shells? These gluten free butter tart bars are SUPER easy to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 16 Squares
Calories: 255kcal




  • 1 cup Brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon Corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon Baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup Butter melted
  • 3 Large eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoon Maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • ½ cup Walnuts optional



  • Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C), Line an 8x8" pan with parchment paper.
  • Combine flours, corn starch, sugar, and xanthan gum in a food processor. Add butter and egg, blitz until finely crumbly.
  • Spread mixture out in prepared pan, distributing evenly. Firmly press to create a level crust.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.


  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, corn starch, baking powder and salt.
  • Add butter, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla, whisk to combine well. Add raisins - and walnuts, if using - stir. Pour mixture over baked crust.
  • Bake bars for 20 minutes, remove from heat, cool to room temperature.
  • Once cool, transfer to fridge and chill for an hour before cutting into squares.


To double the recipe, use a 9x13" pan. Do the initial crust bake for 20 minutes, and second bake for 25-30 minutes


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 326IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg