Recipe by poush
"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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2 1/4 cups
chopped pitted dates
packed brown sugar
2 1/4 cups
Delicios! I made the pastry by adding 6 oz. cream cheese. I cooked the dates with orange juice instead of water. The maple frosting adds a nice touch! I wonder if my ancestors had something like this due to our connection to Cape Breton, as found by word of mouth in genealogy?
These were absolutely fantastic. I took them to a work Christmas potluck, and everyone loved them. I was a little hesitant to bring them at first, because they look so odd, but everyone commented on how unique they were. They are a lot of work to make, but definitely worth it. Thanks!
When your not living in Cape Breton, every chance to eat something that is truely a Cape Breton Treat is a Treat. Thank you so very much for posting this recipe! Thank you to for bringing "CB" home! this Recipe is a perfect fit for my family. Thanks again
LOVE THEM!!! I use this recipe every year at Christmas for a special treat. I cook the filling in the microwave on high for 6 min (stir at 3). You may need to adjust the time according to your microwave This is a must for your "Try it list". I am sure it will quickly become a favorite.
Good, but my icing turned out runny.
absolutely fabulous! and they are easier than they seem too.
An excellent recipe. Quite a standard treat in this neck of the woods.
I always loved these little tarts and finally I can make my own. Thx so much for posting this recipe. They turned out amazing for my Christmas baking.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cape Breton 'Pork' Pies
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 44
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