Monday, October 22, 2007

Cape Breton Pork Pies


1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt


1 1/2 cup dates
1/2 cup water
2 T brown sugar
a dash of vanilla

Cook filling ingredients until they make a paste. Combine shortening and sugar, add egg and then the sifted dry ingredients. Press the crust mixture into the bottom and sides of mini muffin cups, and bake until light brown in a moderate oven (350 degrees). Let cool.

Fill each tart crust with a spoonful of date filling. Top with a maple-flavored frosting and a half walnut.

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