Cape Breton Pork Pies
These tiny tarts are a favorite at Christmas. How these tarts got their name is a mystery – it could be at one time pork fat was used instead of butter or it may well reflect the wonderful sense of humor of the folks of Cape Breton.
Tart Shell: Cut the butter into the flour and confectioners’ sugar, and knead until well blended. Press with your thumb, a small amount of dough into small muffin tins or tart pan. Bake in a 425 degrees F oven for 10 minutes. Cool, and fill with the date filling.
Simmer the above ingredients until the dates are of soft consistency. Cool. Fill tart shells with a dollop each.