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Cape Breton 'Pork Pies'

 
Cape Breton 'Pork Pies'
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Scrumptious little sweet tarts that are simply filled with a bit of brown sugar and dates. No "pork" involved, just old-fashioned Acadian simple goodness.

Yield

24

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

30

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 cup butter
4 teaspoons powdered sugar
confectioner's
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups dates
chopped
1 ½ cup brown sugar
*
1 cup water
1 x lemon juice
*

Directions

TART SHELLS: Cut the butter into the flour; add the sugar rand knead until well blended.

Press small amounts of dough into small muffin tins making a well, space for the filling later.

Bake in a 425F oven for 10 minutes. When cool fill with the following:

FILLING: In a small saucepan simmer the remaining ingredients until the dates are of soft consistency.

Let cool; then fill the tart shells. Ice with butter icing if desired.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

almost 17 years

I'm from Nova Scotia and my aunt from Cape Breton has made these delicious little tarts since I was a little girl. I have no idea where the name comes from and neither does she but they are definitely worth trying! YUM!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 45g (1.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 14947% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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