If you’ve been enjoying the rich flavors of butter tart, then you can use the leftover filling to top toast, pancakes, waffles, scones, or muffins. It also works well as a spread on bread or crackers.
One of the most delicious parts of a butter tart is the filling.
And when you’re done eating your tarts, there’s usually some filling left over.
Don’t let it go to waste!
Here are some creative ways to use up that leftover butter tart filling!
18 Ideas for Using up Leftover Butter Tart Filling
If you’ve got a little leftover butter tart filling in the fridge, don’t let it go to waste!
Here are some ideas for using up that tasty treat:
1. Make a Butter Tart Milkshake
Add one container of vanilla ice cream, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup water, and 1/2 cup melted margarine to an electric blender; blend until smooth and frothy (or until it looks like you’re going to throw up).
Pour into two glasses, add more ice cream if desired, and top with whipped cream (and maybe sprinkles!)
2. Make a Butter Tart Sandwich
Put a slice of bread on a plate and spread butter tart filling in the middle of it.
Sandwich together two more slices of bread on top of the filling, then cut out triangles to make mini sandwiches!
3. Use It as A Dip for Fruit or Pretzels (Or Both)
If you have some filling left over and no time to make a new batch of tarts, don’t worry!
You can still enjoy the delicious taste of butter tarts by using your leftover filling as a dip for fruit or pretzels.
Simply heat up the filling, pour it into a small bowl with your favorite dipping ingredient, and dig in!
4. Spread Some on Toast and Sprinkle with Cinnamon
This is an easy way to use up your leftover butter tart filling without having to bake more cookies!
Just spread some on a piece of toast, sprinkle with cinnamon (and maybe some sugar), and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown.
This makes a great breakfast treat that’s perfect when paired with coffee or tea!
5. Put a Dollop on Top of Your Coffee or Tea
Whisk together some leftover butter tart filling with some milk and cocoa powder, then pour it over your coffee or tea.
It’s like you’re drinking an Oreo cookie!
We love this especially in the winter months when we’re feeling cozy and craving something sweet but don’t want to make something from scratch.
6. Add It to Your Next Batch of Frosting
If you’re not into the idea of adding butter tart filling to your coffee or tea, try adding it to frosting instead!
You can just add some straight up butter tart filling (the kind that comes in a jar) to store-bought vanilla frosting—it’ll make it taste like a giant cookie!
7. Use It as A Topping for Ice Cream
You can use this filling as a topping for ice cream—just top your scoop with some whipped cream, then sprinkle some on top!
You could also mix it into your homemade ice cream custard before freezing it if you’d like—it’ll add that same creamy consistency that you get from the filling itself.
8. Use It as A Filling for Cupcakes
This is one of my personal favorites because then you can just eat them without worrying if they’ll be messy or fall apart in your hands—they’re already made of butter tart filling!
9. Make Some Sandwich Cookies out Of Them
These are super easy: just spread some frosting on two halves of an Oreo (or other sandwich cookie) and press them together with the filling in between.
That’s all there is to it!
10. Make a Butter Tart Pudding
Combine one cup of leftover butter tart filling with three cups of milk (or water), and heat until warm.
Add one box of vanilla pudding mix, whisking until smooth.
Pour into ramekins, cover each ramekin with plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for two hours before serving cold!
11. Pancake Topping
If you’re not in the mood for hot chocolate, try putting your leftover butter tart filling on top of pancakes instead!
Just whisk together some leftover butter tart filling with some milk and cocoa powder, then pour it over your pancakes before adding any other toppings (or just enjoy it plain).
12. Toss it into a smoothie
The great thing about smoothies is that they’re incredibly versatile—you can make them however you want, whenever you want them!
We like to add our leftover butter tart filling into smoothies for breakfast, but really any time is good for this treat.
13. Make a Butter Tart Sundae
Or, you can make a butter tart sundae and top it with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and nuts!
This is great when you’re hosting guests who are looking for something sweet but don’t want to spend time in the kitchen making something from scratch.
14. Mix It Into Oatmeal or Yogurt
Mixing butter tart filling into yogurt is another great way to use it up!
We love topping our oatmeal with yogurt and a little bit of butter tart filling, or mixing it into plain Greek yogurt for an afternoon snack that doesn’t require too much effort or dishes!
15. Make a Dessert Sandwich with It
Spread some leftover butter tart filling between two graham crackers, top each with another cracker, and serve as is or bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees F until crispy (but not burnt).
These treats are perfect for kids’ parties because they can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve.
16. Use It for Filling In An Omelet
Not only is this an easy way to use up leftover butter tart filling, but it’s also a great way to start off your morning with a delicious breakfast that tastes like dessert!
Simply crack an egg into a bowl and beat it until it’s frothy.
Then add in some milk until it reaches the desired consistency—you want it thick enough to hold its shape, but thin enough so that when you put it on toast there’s no weird texture issues!
Next add a dollop of butter tart filling into the middle of the omelet before folding it over itself.
You can then top this delicious breakfast creation with anything you’d like.
17. Turn It Into A Butter Tart Cheesecake
The perfect combination of sweet and salty, this cheesecake is sure to be a hit at any party!
The crust is made out of crushed butter tarts and topped with custard and cream cheese for a decadent dessert that’s sure to satisfy all your sweet tooth cravings.
18. Use It to Make Butter Tart Fudge
This fudge is so easy—it only takes five ingredients (including the filling) and about 10 minutes to make!
Just mix together melted butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips, vanilla extract and salt until smooth, then stir in the leftover butter tarts until evenly distributed throughout your mixture.
Pour into an 8-inch square pan lined with wax paper or aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing into squares and serving chilled with a glass of milk!
What to Do with Leftover Butter Tart Filling (18 Ideas)
- Make a butter tart milkshake
- Make a butter tart sandwich
- Use It as A Dip for Fruit or Pretzels (Or Both)
- Spread Some on Toast and Sprinkle with Cinnamon
- Put a dollop on top of your coffee or tea
- Add it to your next batch of frosting
- Use It as A Topping for Ice Cream
- Use it as a filling for cupcakes
- Make some sandwich cookies out of them
- Make a Butter Tart Pudding
- Pancake Topping
- Toss it into a smoothie
- Make a Butter Tart Sundae
- Mix It Into Oatmeal or Yogurt
- Make a Dessert Sandwich with It
- Use It for Filling In An Omelet
- Turn It Into A Butter Tart Cheesecake
- Use It to Make Butter Tart Fudge
- Pick one of the recipes from this list to use up your leftover filling.
- Prepare the rest of your meal.
- Be ready to munch in no time!