Oh My Sweet Butter Tarts

A few weeks ago I had a yearning for butter tarts. I have always loved butter tarts, ever since I made my first homemade ones in Junior Rangers in the wilderness of Northern Ontario. I don’t eat them often but for some strange reason, I just had an incredible craving. But given the fact that I am trying to be health conscious and butter tarts have about 350 calories packed within each fluffy crust, I resisted.

You might say that one butter tart now and then won’t hurt me, and you’re right. But if I made a batch of scrumptious butter tarts, even a tiny batch of 12, yours truly, is going to eat 10 of them. That is just the way it is. I AM A SUGAR ADDICT. There is no stopping at one.

So for a long time I held my craving at bay. I ate a few squares of chocolate daily, to feed the insatiable sugar monster within. But the thought of butter tarts continued to nag me.

I made these blueberry tarts when my daughter was home so she could help me eat them. (She doesn’t like butter tarts). No go, I ate a bunch of them, but that butter tart desire didn’t subside. Hmmmm
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Yesterday, I couldn’t take it anymore. It seems the more you deprive yourself of something, the more you want it. So I baked butter tarts. Yeah!! The raisins, the pecans, the thick sweet syrupy sugar, it was all so worth it.
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I’ve only eaten six so far. Just a minute……. make that seven. Oh well, when they’re gone, they’re gone.

What about you? What do you sometimes get a crazy craving for??

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