Date Pie

Date Pie
  • 250g shortcrust pastry
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup stoned chopped dates
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 125g cream cheese
  • Grated nutmeg
  1. Grease a 24cm Pie Plate, Roll out pastry thinly and line the pie plate with it. Crimp the edge. Simmer dates, orange rind and water in a small saucepan until thick. Cool.
  2. Spread over pastry shell. Soften cream cheese, add sugar and eggs a little at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in milk and vanilla. Pour over the dates. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake in a hot oven (200 C) for 10 minutes, then reduce
  3. the heat to 160 C for a further 30 minutes or until pastry is cooked and filling
  4. set and lightly browned. 8 servings.


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