Pineapple Tart Recipe
Pineapple Tart Or Pineapple Shortcake Facts
What I know about pineapple tart is that I think they are a type of cake or biscuit that they asians like to eat especially the Chinese and Malay. It is very popular in countries like Malaysia , Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Asian Countries.
A lot of people like to bake pineapple tarts at home, because it is much healthier and easier. My mother always bake pineapple tart at home especially during Lunar New Year, it is so delicious. The crust of the biscuits is not so sweet but it goes perfectly with the sweet taste of the pineapple filling inside the pineapple tarts.
I think pineapple tarts is not very popular in the western countries, so I like to use this opportunities to share this delicious biscuits recipes to everyone around the world who never try this delicious biscuit before. Most of the countries in Asia like to call it pineapple tart, but in the western countries a lot of people would calls it pineapple shortcake. While a lot of people calls it pineapple tart cookie too.
Learn how to bake Pineapple Tarts today!
Pineapple Tart Recipe Content
Pineapple Tart Recipe
I will split this recipes into 3 components, I hope everyone of you can follow:
1.) Pineapple Tart's Filling
2.) Pineapple Tart's Crust
3.) Pineapple Tart Final Steps
Pineapple Tart's Filling
Pineapple Tart Jam Recipe
The pineapple tart filling is what you must not miss because it is one of the main ingredients that make the pineapple tart to be very tasty. What you need is:
2 Grated Pineapple
200g of Sugars
2cm of cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoons if lime juice
Pineapple Tart's Filling Steps:
Mix all the ingredients together and out it in a cooking pot, boil it until it get dry. (Make sure you don't burn the pineapple filling, stir is for a bit to prevent burnt.)
Once it is dry, stop boiling and take out the dried pineapple tart's filling to let it cool off.
Once it is cool, split the pineapple tart's filling into small round shapes pineapple tart's filling. (For each small round shapes pineapple tart's filling you get, you can make a pineapple tart with it.)
(Note: The pineapple tart filling is also known as pineapple tart jam.)
Things you need for baking tarts
These little guys are very non-stick. The tart crust shrinks but keeps it's form very well.
Pineapple Tart's Crust
Pineapple Tart Crust Recipe
The pineapple tart crust is simply the biscuit crust that uses to cover the pineapple fillings, this is the recipes that you need to make the pineapple crust.
300g of butter (Ready to melt)
60g of powdered sugar
1 egg yolk
400g of baking flour (plain)
2.5 Tablespoons of Custard Powder
Pineapple Tart's Crust Steps:
Item 1: Mix the baking flours with all the custard powder. Make sure they are aerate and mixed completely. (Use a flour sifter if you have one.)
Item 2: Mix all the butter, sugar and egg yolk together until you get a creamy texture.
Mix Item 1 and Item 2 together and press it until you get a pineapple tart pastry dough. Put the pineapple tart dough aside and do not touch it for about 40 minutes.
At this point of time, you can wash up all the cooking tools that you do not need anymore.
Pineapple Tart Final Steps
Pineapple Tart Recipe
1.) Put pineapple tart crust pastry into a "pineapple tart mould cutter" and cut out about 6 cm. Now you place the pineapple tart fillings on top of the cutted pineapple crust pastry, roll the pineapple crust pastry to get a complete uncooked pineapple tart. (Some of you might not know what a pineapple tart mould cutter, take a look at the Ebay module below to see what a pineapple tart mould cutter is)
2.) Now use a beaten egg and add a little bit of water into it, then glaze the top layer of the pineapple tart with the beaten egg. (Make your pineapple tart more shiny and smooth.)
3.) Bake the uncooked pineapple tart with about 160 degree celsius until it becames light brown. (Bake about 20 to 25 minutes)
4.) Wait for it to cool and here comes your pineapple tarts!
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Pineapple Tart Mold Cutter - Pineapple Tart Baking Tools
Some of you might not know what is a pineapple tart mould cutter is, you need one for cutting the pineapple pastry crust out in order to make a pineapple tart.
They are very hard to find especially at western countries, so take a look at some of the pineapple mould cutter that is available at eBay.
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This is an adaptation of the recipe found over at the Fresh from the Oven blog.
- 2 1/2 cups (350g) all-purpose flour
- 2 sticks butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar/icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch (corn flour)
- 1 egg yolk (lightly beaten for egg wash)
- 2 cans (20 oz can) crushed pineapples
- 8 -10 tablespoons sugar (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch or corn flour (mixed with 1 teaspoon water)
- Drain the pineapple slices and squeeze out any extra juice. Blend the canned pineapples until it’s mushy, about 10 seconds.
- Mix the pineapple and sugar and cook over medium heat until most liquid has evaporated, and the filling turned golden. Stir constantly using a wooden spoon to avoid burning. Taste, and add more sugar when needed. Add in the cornstarch (corn flour) to thicken the filling.
- Set filling aside to cool in the refrigerator.
- Sift flour, salt, cornstarch, and sugar into a medium bowl. Soften the butter to room temperature. Add in the egg yolks and the flour. Knead to form the dough.
- Divide the dough and pineapple filling each into 24 equal rounds. Flatten the pastry dough and place a bit of the pineapple filling in the middle. Use the dough to cover the filling. Round up the tart and shape into a roll about 1.5 inches long. Use a fork to make criss-cross patterns on the tart and then brush it with the egg wash.
- Preheat the oven for 350F and bake for 20-25 minutes or until light brown.
Pineapple Tart With Tea
Pineapple Tart Recipe
How to serve pineapple tart perfectly? Or what goes perfect with pineapple tart?
Pineapple tart is consider a dry food that will makes your mouth dry out when you serve too much. This is the time when you can grab something do drink and tea is just the perfect choice, pineapple tart will never gets better when you serve it with tea.
My family would always sit down together and serve pineapple tart with some tea during Chinese New Year, we would chat together the whole afternoon of Chinese New Year. Sometimes we play some card games together which is a perfect way to pass your afternoon time.
In Asia Countries like Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Japan or Malaysia, tea is a good drink that goes with other types of dry snacks like biscuit, cookies and even Mooncakes, during the Mid Autumn Festival. You can also try serving pineapple tart with coffee, they will taste very nice too!
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This recipe makes for a very stylish desert try for your next party where you are entertaining or need to bring a desert.
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