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Pineapple Tarts ~ CNY 2013



Chinese New Year is not too far away and a quick look at the supermarkets and bakeries revealed that the prices of the festive goodies have gone up again.  Prices of  food stuff have gone up drastically and look like they are here to stay.  It's much more economical  to DIY when you know how to do so.......
These Pineapple 'Closed' Tarts are a bit different from the  Nastar  I posted previously.  Shaping the tarts this way is less time consuming and moreover they taste just as good!





Recipe for Pineapple Tarts ~ CNY 2013

    Ingredients 
  • 125 gm butter/margarine
  • 25 gm icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 190 gm plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp cornflour
  • 1/8  tsp salt
  • 1/4  tsp vanilla
  • 370 gm pineapple paste
  • 1 egg yolk + 1  tsp water = egg glaze
Method
  1. Sift the plain flour with salt, mix in the cornflour, set aside.
  2. Cream the butter with icing sugar till light, add in the egg yolk, vanilla.  Mix well.
  3. Add in the flour and cornflour mixture till just combined.
  4. Chill the dough for about 30 mins.
  5. Pinch 10 gm pineapple paste and make into a ball, repeat with the rest of the pineapple paste.
  6. Divide dough into 10 gm each.
  7. Flatten the ball of dough and wrap up with the paste.  Mould into desired shape and use a cookie pincer to pinch some design on the surface.
  8. Arrange tarts on a parchment lined baking tray and apply egg glaze.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 20 mins.
  10. Remove from oven and transfer them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
  12. Yield :  37  tarts.


I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover

Comments

  1. Absolutely sweet and beautiful lookng pineapple tart. I have been thinking whether should I make pineapple tart this year and if I do, what shape should I make. There are so many shapes to choose.....

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  2. Hi Cheah,

    Homemade goodies are always freshly baked and the the best. Your pineapple tarts are no exceptions.

    Can you please link up this post to my pineapple event starting 5 Feb? ... so stay tune.

    Zoe

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  3. Wow.....love these but so lazy to make them. If I make them, I'll be the one that eat a lot :P Can't believe CNY is just round the corner. Time just passes too quickly.

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    1. Yes, time really flies ....and we're getting older, no, wiser :)

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  4. Cheah, I love this pineapple tart shape. Looks very pretty. I still haven't think of what pineapple tart shape I'm going to make this year.

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    1. Thank you. It can be quite a headache thinking of a different shape each year!

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  5. Pineapple tarts is very much a CNY treat. I love it a lot and it's always something to looks forwards to!

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    1. Yes, I always like to taste the different types of pineapple tarts when I go visiting during CNY.

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  6. Hi Cheah,
    Agreeded with you, DIY bakes are always fresh, more tasty and save more:)
    Your Closed up pineapple tarts are so beautifully made.
    I bet we can't buy these lovely pineapple tarts anywhere else ..right:D
    mui

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  7. Hi Cheah, It's not only economical but homemade is always good. Your tarts are with so much filling. Definitely yummy! My BIL told me pineapple tarts are pretty expensive in S'pore.

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    1. Yes, pineapple tarts are always very pricey maybe because it's a must-have for 'Ong'!

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  8. Pop one into my mouth! Hmmm.... yummy! Cute shape!
    I haven't started any cny baking!:(

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  9. agree, people try to make money during festive season especially cny..and the pineapple tarts are always so pricey, calculate per pieces....
    yours look good, yum yum!

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  10. Love the shape of this tart. I am getting 'kan cheong' already as I have yet to bake anything for CNY. I didn't even prepare the pineapple jam yet.

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  11. This is my favourite shape to eat the cookies, actually. My aunty always makes it in this shape and it is always moist and chock full of pineapple filling, yum!! I find it keeps the filling more moist then those that are exposed.

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    1. Yes, I do agree with you. The pineapple paste is not so dry.

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  12. So sweet looking shape of pineapple tart. Love it :)

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  13. Absolutely delicious ! must have for CNY !

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  14. These pineapple tarts look so beautiful. I am drooling at that filling!

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  15. Pretty tarts. I've never made this version before. I just made the open faced tarts which my family prefer to the naster version. Will bookmark this recipe for another time. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. You're most welcome to try this recipe!

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  16. Hi Cheah, your pineapple tarts look very nice and addictive. Home made is still the best.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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    1. Yes, home made is always the best..... you enjoy your day too!

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  17. Looks good, and packed with jam too! Just can't have CNY without pineapple tarts!

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    1. Thank you. Actually can sample all sorts of pineapple tarts when we go visiting during CNY!

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  18. Hi Cheah, Love this version of pineapple tarts of yours with lovely shape . I have to agreed that homemade goodies are always the best. At least we known what's in it! LOL Talking about homemade, I've baked your green pea cookies & mung bean biscuits & they're absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing your lovely recipes . I really enjoy baking them. Have a nice day. ;)

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    1. So glad to hear that you've tried my recipes and like them. You enjoy your day too!

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  19. Next week i only start to make pineapple tarts, hehehe! Yours look really good too.

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