Singapore Style Pineapple Tarts

“Delicious Chinese New Year Treat”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Filling.
  2. To make the jam, grate the pineapple coarsely.
  3. Combine the grated pineapple with the rest of the ingredients in a heavy-based saucepan and cook over a moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is almost dry.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Pastry dough.
  6. Put sifted flour, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  7. Rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  8. Beat in the egg yolk and add ice-cold water and essence.
  9. Mix well to form a dough.
  10. Place in a plastic bag and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  11. Roll pastry out to 0.5 cm thickness on a lightly-floured tabletop and cut out rounds with a pie cutter.
  12. Fill each piece of cut-out pastry with pineapple jam filling.
  13. Pinch a small neat frill aroud the edging.
  14. Cut thin strips of pastry to form a lattice on top of each pie.
  15. Glaze the strips with beaten egg.
  16. Place tarts on a greased baking tray and bake in preheated oven at 180°C for 15 minutes.
  17. Reduce the temperature to 170°C and continue to bake for another 10 minutes or until golden.
  18. Turn tarts out to cool on a wire rack before storing in air-tight containers.

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