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Lightened up butter tarts

5SP blue & purple, 6SP- green /4PP
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Baking
Servings 10


  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 Tbsp light butter I use Gay Lea light
  • 5 Tbsp of water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp melted light butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 375F, spray a regular size muffin tin.
  • Make your pastry by adding your 4 Tbsp of cold (but slightly softened) butter to your flour, you will want to mash the butter into your flour, then slowly add in your water, if you need more than 5Tbsp you can add a little more but I found 5 was a good amount. knead your dough for a few minutes then roll out (sprinkle some flour on a flat surface)
  • You want to cut into 10 pieces to fill your muffin cups, you will need to cut some pieces then roll out your dough again to get all 10 pieces, you want to fill your muffin cup up the sides with the pastry dough the best you can, you will be pouring in your mixture so it needs to have sides to hold it.
  • Pre-bake dough in the oven for 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make your brown sugar mixture, whisk your eggs and add applesauce, vinegar, vanilla and melted butter, stir well. Mix in your brown sugar until it is all dissolved.
  • Once your pastry is pre-baked fill them with your mixture, then top with a few chopped pecans, I found 2 Tbsp was enough to cover all 10 tarts.
  • Return to oven for 18-20 minutes until centers are set. Let cool
  • Makes 10 butter tarts, best stored in fridge and they will freeze well.
  • *Note..I did try these with the 2 ingredient dough (yogurt & flour) and I just found them nowhere near as good, and it only saved a point per tart.


Freestyle SP- 5 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- 6 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 4 using PP calculator
Nutritional info (incl all ingredients) Calories 151...Fat 4.9g..Sat Fat 1.5g...Carbs 22.5g...Fiber 0.5g...Sugar 10.6g..Protein 3g *note if entering these numbers in WW calculator you may getting higher reading as it included zero point foods