Chinese Pineapple Tart Recipe

Chinese Pineapple Tarts - New Years Cookies


Pineapple Tarts–Chinese New YearCookies
Yields 60 pieces.
Ingredients for Pineapple Jam:
250g grated pineapple (ripe)
150g sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 or 2 pandan leaves (optional)

Ingredients for Pastry:
150g flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp corn flour
100g butter or margarine
1 1/2 tbsp icing sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg yolk
1 egg yolk, beaten (egg wash; for a golden finish)


Making the Pineapple Jam

Bring to a boil grated pineapple, sugar, lemon juice and pandan leaves.

Let it simmer for 30 minutes or until thickens.

Sieve in 1/2 tbsp corn flour.

Making the Pastry

Sieve flour, corn flour, salt, icing sugar and vanilla essence into amixing bowl.

Rub in margarine or butter and add egg yolk to form a dough.

Roll pastry into 1/2 cm thickness and stamp out with a cutter.

Pinch some pineapple jam and roll into a ball with 1cm diameter. Place on the center of the tart.

Decorate the tart with 2 strips of pastry placed to make a cross on the top.

Brush tart with beaten egg.. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C/350F for 10-15 minutes or till lightly brown.