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       Title: Cape Breton 'pork Pies'
  Categories: Tarts, Scottish, Nova scotia, My
       Yield: 1 servings
  
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       1 c  Butter
       4 ts Icing sugar; confectioner’s
       2 c  Flour
 
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       2 c  Dates; chopped
   1 1/2 c  Brown sugar
       1 c  -Water
            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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