When we talk about Chinese New Year goodies, this first thing that comes in mind is Pineapple Tarts. Incidentally, it's my hubby's favourite and my kids like it too. The thing is, I have never try it before. Okay, just the crust. Don't ask me why. I just didn't want to try it.
But since everyone at home love it so much, I got to try to do it. And the results? A success! And hubby said it's very good. He likes it that the crust is slightly cookie-like, not soft. Yes, I finally tried pineapple tart for the first time and it was nice lah.
- 250g Butter
- 2 tablespoon Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 Egg
- 400g All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
- 1 Egg Yolk (for brushing)
- 600g Pineapple Paste
How to do it:
- Beat butter, sugar and salt till creamy.
- Add egg and vanilla essence.
- Mix evenly.
- Fold in the flour and mix into a dough.
- Roll dough between 2 pieces of baking paper till about 0.7cm thickness.
- Refridgerate for 30 minutes.
- Use cookie cutter or tart mould (those with an additional circle press) to cut out the shape.
- Brush with egg yolk.
- Baked in tray lined with baking paper for 10 minutes in preheated oven at 180C.
- Remove tart from oven and add pineapple paste rolled in ball to the middle of tart.
- Return to oven to bake for a further 8 minutes.
- Cool on wire rack before storing.
My tart dough and pineapple paste weigh 9g and 7g each respectively.
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