Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Imperial Tart Squares

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I personally substitute chocolate chips for the raisins in this recipe. You can use anywhere between 1/2 cup- 3/4 cup of chipits. 

Photo is of my finished squares: ( there was more but of course we ate them! yummy!)

Imperial Tart Squares 
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Prep time:   25 mins View Recipe Box
Cook time:   40 mins Print Recipe Card
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 1 1/2 cupsall-purpose flour 375 mL
 2 tbspgranulated sugar 30 mL
 1/2 cup(1 square) Imperial Margarine 125 mL
 2eggs 2
 1 1/2 cupsbrown sugar, lightly packed 375 mL
 1/4 cup(1/2 square) Imperial Margarine, melted 50 mL
 1 cupraisins 250 mL
 1 tbspvinegar 15 mL
 1 tspall-purpose flour 5 mL
 Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C).

In a medium bowl, combine flour and granulated sugar; cut in margarine with pastry blender until coarse crumbs are formed. Press into a greased 9-inch (2 L) square pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, let cool 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl, beat together eggs and brown sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients; pour over base.

Return to oven, bake 25-30 minutes. Cool completely; cut into squares.

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