• The Great Canadian Butter Tart Cheesecake

The Great Canadian Butter Tart Cheesecake

560 16 servings, 1 piece (114 g) each
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16 servings, 1 piece (114 g) each

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  • Heat oven to 325ºF.
  • Mix shortbread crumbs, butter and 3 Tbsp. nuts until blended; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.
  • Beat cream cheese and 1 cup sugar with mixer until blended. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each until just blended.
  • Use serrated knife to trim top edges of tart crusts to make even. Cut 1/4-inch-wide slice off side of each tart to create flat edge; discard removed slices. Reserve 2 Tbsp. butterscotch topping for later use; brush top edges of tarts with remaining topping. Place over crust with cut-edges of tarts facing rim of pan, gently pressing flat edges of tarts into both the crust and rim of pan to secure. If necessary, trim tops of tarts to make even with rim of pan. Fill crust with cream cheese batter.
  • Bake 1 hour 10 min. or until centre of cheesecake is almost set. Turn oven off; let cheesecake sit in oven with door slightly open 1 hour. Remove from oven; cool completely. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; remove rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 6 hours.
  • Beat whipping cream with mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread over cheesecake. Drizzle with reserved butterscotch topping; sprinkle with remaining nuts.

Make Ahead

Cheesecake can be refrigerated overnight before serving.


As the cheesecake bakes, it will even out somewhat so do not worry if some of the tarts are exposed after the crust is filled with the batter.

Size Wise

Dessert can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.


  • 16 servings, 1 piece (114 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings, 1 piece (114 g) each
Calories 630
% Daily Value
Total fat 42g
Saturated fat 21g
Cholesterol 150mg
Sodium 410mg
Carbohydrate 59g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 33g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 30 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Bonny18 |

    I was planning to make the Great Canadian Butter Tart recipe, but 9 hours and 20 minutes? Is that the time it takes to prepare, bake or eat this dessert? (I can prepare a 4 course meal, bake dessert, and paint my dining room in less time than that! ) It does look delicious though!!