Traditional pineapple tart recipe

Traditional pineapple tart recipe

A splendid recipe for making pineapple tarts. Certainly a must-have in all Chinese homes during the first 15 days of the Lunar New Year. Will you be making pineapple tarts for Chinese New Year this year?

Traditional pineapple tart

We found a splendid pineapple tart recipe, which is certainly a must-have in all Chinese homes during the first 15 days of the Lunar New Year. So go on mummies, get busy ! We are sure your family will love eating the treats you make.

Traditional pineapple tart recipe

1. Pineapple Filling


4 large pineapples
300g sugar
1 clove
1 inch cinnamon stick
1/2 star anise
250g liquid glucose
2 Tbsp wheat flour or wheat starch (Tung Mein Fun)


1. Slice and grate pineapples till fine. You can use a food processor do grate it.

2. Strain the grated pineapple till dry.

3. Let it simmer in a wok till the juice has dried up. Add sugar and, star anise, cinnamon stick and clove.

4. Stir till the pineapple has thickened and dry. Add maltose or liquid glucose.

5. Stir till the pineapple filling is thick, sticky and dry.

6. Add wheat flour. Continue to stir for about 10 minutes or until filling is dry.

7. Leave to cool and shape into small balls.

Note: You can make the filling in advance and refrigerate it.

2. Pineapple Tart Pastry


500g butter
140g powdered sugar
4 egg yolks
650g all purpose flour
1 Tbsp cornflour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence

Egg Brush

1 egg yolk plus 1 Tbsp water


  1. Preheat oven at 150° C
  2. Cream butter and sugar till white.
  3. Add in egg yolks and beat at low speed for 1 minute.
  4. Fold in flour gradually.
  5. Insert pastry into cookie press and press into strip of about 3 inch each.
  6. Put the rolled pineapple filling onto the pastry and roll it up.
  7. Brush with egg brush.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or when tarts is light golden brown in color.

Most of all, make sure you have fun while making the pineapple tart recipe. Good Luck!


Source: nyonyafood


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Felicia Chin

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