Friday, February 8, 2013

Pineapple Tarts (Open Tart Melt In The Mouth - Second Recipe) & Gong Xi Fa Chai!

I made this recipe for Chinese New Year two years ago
I didn't bake any last year since I was in the midst of unpacking in my new place

I love this recipe, melt in the mouth pastry, not too sweet and very easy to handle dough
I do in fact have many other pineapple tart recipes I love to try, but let me start with this first :)

This recipe is from Fresh From The Oven as recommended by Small Small Baker
What you need:
For the pastry:
220g butter
375g all purpose flour
2 egg yolks
50g icing sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
  1. Sieve all purpose flour, corn flour, salt and icing sugar into a medium bowl
  2. Beat butter in a mixer until it turns light in color and fluffy
  3. Add in egg yolks until well combined. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until just combined
  4. Flatten the dough using roller and shape accordingly. Put pineapple paste on top (1tsp each)
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for 10 to 15 minutes or till lightly brown
For the pineapple paste: 
The first time I baked using this recipe, I used ready to use pineapple paste from Bake King
I mixed with pineapple juice and juice from half lemon cos I find the paste is too dense and sweet
This time I did my own pineapple paste
Here's how you make it...
  1. Cut into chunks 4 pineapples, blend with just enough water to let the blender works
  2. Add in juice of 1 lemon and 1 cinnamon stick, let it boil
  3. Upon boiling, on low fire, simmer til it starts to thicken
  4. Add in 6-8 tbsp of sugar (depending on the sweetness of the pineapples), mix well
  5. Continue to simmer til thick and dry
* Note:
For open tarts, it's better not to use paste that is too dry, since it's exposed to the oven heat
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Last but not least, I and family would like to wish all of you a very happy Chinese New Year 2013! Enjoy your holiday :)


  1. Hi Alice,

    This is one of the highly recommended recipe that I've baked recently. Will post mine soon. Yours look fantastic!

    May the snake year bring you lots of ong-lai and happiness. Happy CNY!


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  3. Hi Alice, Here wishing you Good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the lunar year. 恭祝健康、幸运,新年快乐!

  4. Hi Alice, your pineapple tarts are so pretty! Here's wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year! Gong Xi Gong Xi!

  5. Gong Xi Fa Cai, Alice! Your pineapple tarts have very generous filling, I will have to reserve the recipe for next year :)

  6. Your pineapple tarts look pretty and sound good!
    Wishing you and your family a Happy CNY and Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  7. Hi Alice!
    Gong Xi Fa Cai!
    I loveeeeee pineapple tarts and I love it this way rather than the rolled ones. Feel like baking some right now but I am enjoying my book at the moment...

  8. Happy Chinese New Year, Alice.
    I am too a fan of pineapple tarts. These look mouthwatering.

  9. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too!!

  10. they are very pretty! Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family!

  11. Gong Xi Fa Cai! Wishing you a prosperous Snake Year!

  12. Hi Alice, wishing you and family a very happy new yaer. Gong Xi Fa Cai.

    Tarts look delicious, my favorite. Yours look nice. Have a nice day ahead.

  13. Wish you and family Gang Xi Fa Cai!!

  14. Met Tahun baru Cina ya mbak Alice sayang....

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  18. Hi Alice, Gong Xi Faa Chai to you & your family. Lovely pineapple tarts for the lunar new ear! YUMMY! ;)

  19. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and family. Your golden pineapples looks really neat and pretty!

  20. Alice

    Your pineapple tarts look very good especially the last photo , make me drooling.

  21. Hi Alice! I use the same recipe as you (though mine are enclosed versions) and I love it a lot! I liked it so much that I'm lazy to try out other recipes... haha! Your tarts look really pretty!

  22. Hi Alice,
    You pineapple tarts are so nicely and neatly made.
    May this CNY of snake bring happiness, good luck and good health to you and your love ones.

    I so glad that you are linking with our Little Thumbs Up event. :D
    Thanks :)

  23. They look so beautiful! Wishing you a happy lunar new year!



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