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I'm desperately craving butter tarts and I cannot find any golden corn syrup here. I've looked everywhere. I can only find it on Canadian Favourites and I'm trying to avoid buying from there lest I open a flood dam. Do any of the other corn syrups or syrups here make a good substitute? I'm in Texas if that helps for regional things.


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I use Karo light corn syrup. It works and still taste great.


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I'm desperately craving butter tarts and I cannot find any golden corn syrup here. I've looked everywhere. I can only find it on Canadian Favourites and I'm trying to avoid buying from there lest I open a flood dam. Do any of the other corn syrups or syrups here make a good substitute? I'm in Texas if that helps for regional things.

try buying online. :idea:

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Karo should be fine, it comes in light and dark.


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I found this by accident and had to laugh!!  I, too, am from Canada.  Moved to California, 01/27/2016 and now waiting to submit my Removal of Conditions.  Anyways, a friend of mine just went back to Canada and I had him bring me back a bottle of Rogers Golden Syrup.  I told him they were for butter tarts and he had no idea what butter tarts are.  I explained.  Needless to say, when I make the tarts, I will be sharing them as he was such a good friend bringing it back for me.

 

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On 10/28/2017 at 9:03 AM, NikLR said:

tarts are a foreign concept here. 

HA aren't they. My fiance was like butter tarts so you eat tarts made of butter. I explained and he said hmm interesting. He is diabetic so can't have them but I plan on making some and sending them to work with him for his co-workers.

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I can't make my candied yams properly due to no frozen tart shells!

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21 hours ago, NikLR said:

I can't make my candied yams properly due to no frozen tart shells!

OMG I just noticed that I had read your post and when we were at the grocery store last night I went looking. Chris was like hun what are you looking for. I said frozen tart shells. He said why, I said cause Niklr on VJ says they don't exist and dammit you are right. HA Although I always made my own pastry but I can see why frozen tart shells would cut time for making candied yams. Mmmm care to share the recipe? :)

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Oh they'e super simple. Basically mashed yams with butter and brown sugar.  I roast apple slices with cinnamon and put them on top with half a marshmallow (or like 2 or 3 little ones) and bake until its melty.  The frozen tart shells ya gotta bake first tho so if you do make your own, bake the base so it's mostly done or when you add the yam they are mushy.  The point is to have the crisp shell, sweet yam, cinnamon apple and a melted marshmallow all in one bite like a s'more only better.  You obvs can leave off any parts you don't like too.  Mom made them without the apple or marshmallow.  I added those bits after my ex MIL made her "yammy apples" with everything mixed in.  Just makes a bit of a mess tho on an already full plate.

 

I can make my mom's stuffing down here though thankfully but it needs to be in a turkey to taste right.  Hubs isnt fond of turkey but loves stuffing. If anyone has suggestions so I get that turkey flavour or a good turkey gravy without a turkey I'm all ears... er... eyes. 

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On 11/1/2017 at 10:10 AM, NikLR said:

Oh they'e super simple. Basically mashed yams with butter and brown sugar.  I roast apple slices with cinnamon and put them on top with half a marshmallow (or like 2 or 3 little ones) and bake until its melty.  The frozen tart shells ya gotta bake first tho so if you do make your own, bake the base so it's mostly done or when you add the yam they are mushy.  The point is to have the crisp shell, sweet yam, cinnamon apple and a melted marshmallow all in one bite like a s'more only better.  You obvs can leave off any parts you don't like too.  Mom made them without the apple or marshmallow.  I added those bits after my ex MIL made her "yammy apples" with everything mixed in.  Just makes a bit of a mess tho on an already full plate.

 

I can make my mom's stuffing down here though thankfully but it needs to be in a turkey to taste right.  Hubs isnt fond of turkey but loves stuffing. If anyone has suggestions so I get that turkey flavour or a good turkey gravy without a turkey I'm all ears... er... eyes. 

Could you not see if you can get some turkey bones from a butcher and make a turkey broth? Or buy a couple turkey wings and cook them in the oven and then use the drippings to make gravy? 

 

BTW those sound delish. I might have to borrow the recipe and make them for my first American Thanksgiving. Although we are also not having Turkey. I will probably do a couple Cornish game hens up instead with all the regular fixings. My fiance says he doesn't care what we have that he is just Thankful to have me here. :P So corny he is.

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