Have I found the best butter tarts in Ontario?
These gooey, delectable, completely bad for your health (well, except your mental health!) treats are the perfect accompaniment to a hot drink and I've yet to meet a single Canadian who doesn't love them. (Except in Quebec, where they don't even seem to know about them! But Quebec is home to the butter tart's cousin, sugar pie). Butter tarts can most easily be described as being made with a substance similar to that which fills pecan pie, but they are much, much more. Everyone has their own subtle variations and, in Port Stanley's Killer Desserts, butter tarts are taken to the extreme.
This sauce was so incredibly good that we went to purchase a bottle (Killer Desserts has a wall lined with gourmet condiments to bring home) only to find out it was sold out. So we purchased a jumbo sized bottle of it straight from the kitchen!
This is the kind of place I wish I could find in every town I travel to. It was the perfect combination of classic and non-conformist, with quality and quantity both setting the bar high. I can't wait to make a return visit!
What unexpected place have you found terrific coffee and epic desserts?
Learn more about Ontario's culinary scene!
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The Cheese Lover's Guide to Norfolk County
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Our lunch was kindly provided by Elgin County Tourism and we thank them for their support. All writing and opinions remain my own.