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       Title: Cape Breton 'pork Pies'
  Categories: Pies, Pork/ham
       Yield: 1 servings
  
 --------------------------------TART SHELLS--------------------------------
       1 c  Butter                              2 c  Flour
       4 ts Icing sugar; confectioner’s   
 
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       2 c  Dates; chopped                      1 c  -Water
   1 1/2 c  Brown sugar                              Lemon juice
  
   “How these little tarts got their name remains a mystery to us. It could be
   that pork fat was once used as the shortening or it just moght be a
   reflection of the wonderful Cape Breton sense of humor.”
   
   Tart Shells: Cut the butter into the flour; add the suga rand knead until
   well blended. Press small amounts of dough into small muffin tins. Press
   small amounts of dough into small muffin tins. Bake in a 425F oven for 10
   minutes. When cool fill with the following:
   
   Filling: Simmer the above ingredients until the dates are of soft
   consistency. Cool; then fill the tart shells. Ice with butter icing.
   
   Source: _Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens_
  
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