Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pineapple Tarts

With all our Muslim friends busy baking cookies for Hari Raya I thought I wanted to join in the fun. I baked some Pineapple Tarts. Of all the cookies this had to be my all time favorite and I just can’t have enough of it. Sometime I wonder why people sell or bake these tarts only once year. It’s such a treat and it should be available all year round. Maybe it’s because making this involves a lot of work, that is why it’s so special and you get to eat it only once a year.

Ingredients for Pineapple jam

2 medium-size pineapples, grated
300g sugar
A stick of cinnamon (optional)

1. Cook grated pineapple in a pot/wok with sugar and cinnamon for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
2. Cook until the pineapple jam dries and leave the sides of the pot. Remove from stove and set aside to cool.

Ingredients for Pastry

2 stick/226 grm butter - room temperature
3 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp of salt
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tbsp corn flour
2 1/2 tbsp custard powder
2 tbsp milk powder
1 tsp essence vanilla

The tart mould
1. Cream butter and and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
2. Add egg yolk and vanilla. Beat well.
3. Sift salt, flour,custard powder,cornstarch and milk powder. Mix flour mixture into the butter until it form a smooth dough.
4. Remove and let the dough rest for half an hour.
5. Roll out the dough about 0.5cm thick and cut into shape with a pineapple tart mould. Fill the center of tart with some pineapple jam. Repeat until the dough is finish.
6. Bake the tarts in a pre-heated 350 degree F until golden brown. This might take about 15 - 20 mintues. Cool tarts on rack before storing it.


Beachlover said...

wow!! like your pineapple tart shape and color.I didn't attempt to make any of my ready bought tart filling yet!.I saw fresh pineapple selling at our local market for $1 each,sudah belah dua one..thinking what to do with it ,atlast bought it for fruit rojak.Maybe I should start using all the mold I bought!!lol!

Anonymous said...

Uihhh Gert, how nice your pineapple tart shape and looking at the tart jam, really drools me!! So rajin lah you ni Gert! :D

MamaElla said...

Walla Gert, Your Pineapple Tart is so beautiful and I feel like to have one pieces right Now...!

Anonymous said...

I would like to make these tarts with my 3 daughters - we've been away fr Sing for 6 yrs & I am so excited for us to attempt making these. Your tarts are so pretty. I like all the 3 variations.Where can I get the moulds asap, please? Write to me:

VG said...

Gert, I should be a regular fare; not once a year! They look scrumptious.

BTW, will write tommorow, OK.

Kana said...

These are my fave - we will be making them for Deepavali this year.

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Wish I can make them too but my baking skills simply cannot make it ;)

Zue Murphy said...

Pineapple tart is my favorite too. Seeing and taste it once a year is good enough for me.what type of mould did you use in your second picture?

Anonymous said...

I was JUST looking for a pineapple tart recipe last week!! Thanks for posting this one, it's perfect! The pictures are lovely.

Finla said...

Wow the looks so cute and delicious

ICook4Fun said...

Lesley, since you have some store bought pineapple jam you might as well make some tarts :)

Ummi, nak makan punya pasal kenalah rajin. Kalau I kat Malaysia tak payah buat pergi saja ke rumah you and Jun :)

Mamaella, are you making some for Hari Raya?

Anon, I bought this pineapple cutter from Malaysia. I am not sure where you can get it here. In the pix 2 I just used regular cookies cutter and then press the pastry onto a tiny muffin tin and then pun some jam on top. Maybe you and your daughters can make it that way.

VG, thank you :)

Maya, looking foward to see the tarts at your blog :)

Noobcook, you are being too humble. Practice makes pefect :)

Zue, I just used mini muffin pan.

Lauren & Happy Cook, thank you and you are most welcome.

Jackson, thank you :)

Christelle said...

These look stunning, perfect and delicious, no wonder you are my fav blog :)))

iml said...

Looks very homemade and traditional except I remember it's an X across the tart instead of a dot. Must definately give this recipe a try. My children simply loves this.

Cat Cat said...

I'm your friend... *wink wink* Ha ha!!!

Note: When Emma wanted something from me, she would say, "Mama, I'm your friend". Hehe.

Little Corner of Mine said...

We adore Pineapple tarts too but I only make it once a year. :P Like you said a lot of work and I'm lazy I guess. *sigh*

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, thank you for all your support :) :)

Iml, you are right. There should be a X on top of the tarts but me being lazy just put a small dot on it :)

Cat, I am you kawan too :)By the way I am still waiting for you oatmeal cookies recipe :)

LCOM, I am a very lazy person too but seeing the tarts at everyone's blog I cannot tahan so made some :)

Jaya M said...

Ah! these looks so yum..
hugs and smiles

Food For Tots said...

Oh! It's my favourite. Have not eaten for a very long time. Must really get my oven soon! Any good brand to recommend for a small size oven?

ICook4Fun said...

Jaya, thank you.

Food for tots, I am not sure what is the good brand for oven. The brand I am using now is GE which serve me really well.

Anonymous said...

Hello there,
Can you bake me some and mail the tarts to me since raya is around the corner. I will pay for the tart and shipping. They look so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

ICook4Fun said...

dahniah, where are you located?

Anonymous said...

These look just so pretty and innocent--like they're saying. "Oh eat me, I hardly have any calories."
I love them!

Anonymous said...

I tried yr recipe yesterday. 1st attempt was with my 4 yr son. Of course it was a messy sight. Only made 1 small muffin tray. In the evening I made the rest with my husband - big surprise because he NEVER cooks! Guess he loves the tart!

It was delicious!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Nate @ House of Annie said...

They look really nice. Can you put up a picture of the mold?

Is pineapple tart a common dessert for raya?

ICook4Fun said...

Jaime, you are funny :)

Tricia, glad you try this out. There are so addictive :)

Nate & Annie, I will post the tart mould here. Yes this cookies is really comman Hari Raya and CNY.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are quite the chef. I love pineapple and these tarts look fantastic. I just recently learned that you should buy pineapple's that are organic, and if you're interested here's why

Anonymous said...


I was wondering what the texture of the pastry is like.
Is this the melt in the mouth sort, or the type that has some bite to it?

Karin said...

hi there--

found this today while searching for an image of pineapple tarts. Hope it's OK that I used a copy of your picture in my post here -- you take GREAT food pictures. And now I'm eager to try some of these recipes here too. They sound delicious. And always LOVE it when I can SEE what the recipe makes.

Aquamarine Bakery said...

wow! Great looking tarts. I've been searching for a home-made pineapple tart recipe and you've provided it. Thanks. (: Now I can bake for my grandma. She's waiting for me to make them for her!

ICook4Fun said...

Geri, thanks for the link.

Germaine, this pastry is the melt in your mouth type.

Karin, thank you. Is ok to use the picture as long there is a link.

Aquamarine, hope your grandma like the pineapple tarts.

Anonymous said...

Your tarts looks delicious. Just wanted to know if i can make the rolled pineapple tart with this recipe. I love all your recipes. Have tried many of them. Thank you for being so generous.

missyblurkit said...

Lovely! Not made pineapple tarts myself...just been busy eating them up.

We have some lovely sweet pineapple for CNY, perhaps I can try making them. First is to buy the pineapple tart mould.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!