Pork Pies

Esther posted 11-19-99 6:30 PM

Pork Pies

Pastry:
1 cup of butter
4 tbsp of icing sugar
2 cups of flour


Preheat oven to 425 F.

Combine butter, icing sugar and flour. Knead until well blended and press small amount of dough into small tart or muffin pans. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Filling:
2 cups of chopped dates
1 and 1/2 cups of brown sugar
1 cup of water
lemon juice to taste


Simmer filling ingredients until soft. Cool before filling shells. Ice with a "dab" of butter or penuche icing.

Penuche Frosting:
1 1/2 cups of dark brown sugar
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup of milk
3tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp. corn syrup
1 1/2 tsp vanilla


Mix all ingredients except vanilla, boil for just one minute. Cool, add vanilla and beat until thick enough to spread.

You will have enough to fill and frost an 8or9 inch two-layer cake. More then enough for your needs so I usually use rest on cookies.



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