Coveted Canadian Treat Finds Its Way to Brooklyn

Posted May 29, 2018 7:34 p.m. EDT

Butter tarts are to Canada what natas are to Portugal, mellow little dessert pastries sold and served everywhere. In Canada, a flaky tart shell holds a dense, sweet sugar custard not unlike pecan pie filling. Longing for butter tarts after moving to the United States from Toronto, Asher Weiss adapted his great-grandmother’s recipe and is producing them in Brooklyn. They’re sold at Smorgasburg and nationwide. Btarts, $5 each, $27 for six at Smorgasburg, $59 for six online (includes shipping), $89 for 12,