Chinese Pineapple Tart Recipe
Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen
Chinese Pineapple Tarts - New Years Cookies
Yields 60 pieces.
Ingredients for Pineapple Jam:
250g grated pineapple (ripe)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 or 2 pandan leaves (optional)
Ingredients for Pastry:
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp corn flour
100g butter or margarine
1 1/2 tbsp icing sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg yolk
1 egg yolk, beaten (egg wash; for a golden finish)
Making the Pineapple Jam
Bring to a boil grated pineapple, sugar, lemon juice and pandan leaves.
Let it simmer for 30 minutes or until thickens.
Sieve in 1/2 tbsp corn flour.
Making the Pastry
Sieve flour, corn flour, salt, icing sugar and vanilla essence into amixing bowl.
Rub in margarine or butter and add egg yolk to form a dough.
Roll pastry into 1/2 cm thickness and stamp out with a cutter.
Pinch some pineapple jam and roll into a ball with 1cm diameter. Place on the center of the tart.
Decorate the tart with 2 strips of pastry placed to make a cross on the top.
Brush tart with beaten egg.. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C/350F for 10-15 minutes or till lightly brown.