Cape Breton 'Pork' Pies

The name of this recipe is a little misleading; there is no pork in these sweet treats! A crisp cookie tart shell, a sweet date filling, and maple icing make these tarts a unique and delicious Cape Breton treat! Use more or less icing on each tart, depending on how sweet you like them.

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 4 Servings
  • Prep
    55 mins
  • Cook
    26 mins
  • Serve in
    81 mins

Ingredients

  •   Tart Shells
  •   2 cups all-purpose flour
  •   2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  •   1 cup butter, softened
  •   Filling
  •   2 1/4 cups chopped pitted dates
  •   1 cup water
  •   3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  •   1/4 teaspoon salt
  •   1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •   Icing
  •   1/4 cup butter
  •   2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  •   2 tablespoons milk
  •   1 teaspoon maple extract

Instructions

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