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This is a classic dessert at Manitoba events and socials. Yes it is labour intensive but oh, so worth the taste and accolades from satisfied eaters. Haven’t had it from either of those bakeries. Homemade is always good!


Thank you for this article. Vinarterta can be found in a lot of places in Manitoba but Gimli is definitely a good source. My sister used to make it and we often found it at community teas in a variety of locations in Manitoba. A previous article in Atlas Obscura about vinarterta said Gimli was remote. As a born and bred Manitoban, that struck me as very very odd. Gimli is about an hour north of Winnipeg, the provincial capital. It’s cottage country and not ‘remote’ at all. Closer to Hudson’s Bay would be considered remote.


Here is a recipe, not sure how authentic:

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