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The best butter tarts in Toronto are perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth, from purists to those with progressive tastes. Whether you like your butter tarts runny or firm, made with corn syrup or redolent of maple, uncluttered or chock-full of add-ins, Toronto has the tart for you.
A quintessentially Canadian dessert, butter tarts are a national favourite. Though their exact origin is unknown, these sugary treats are thought to have originated in Quebec in the 1600s. In 1900, the first recipe for butter tarts was published and the tarts' popularity took off.
So what makes a perfect butter tart? The pastry foundation should be light, crisp, golden and buttery. The ideal filling is smooth and sweet, with a hint of ooze. From there, it's up to you whether you want to keep things classic or dive into novel takes.
Whichever appeals, you'll want to keep this list handy and start your research today. With plenty of time to find your favourite, you won't have any trouble finding the best butter tarts in Toronto.