Thursday, September 23, 2010

PINEAPPLE TART



This melt in the mouth tart is a must during festive season in most South East Asian homes. It consists of two parts, the pastry and the filling. It is such a delight to bite into one, just can't stop eating them, so damn yummy.

Best to prepare the filling ahead before you start baking this tart. Most suitable to choose ripe pineapple that will produce better tasting filling came from the pineapple thus adding less sugar. The grated pineapple along with its juice is cooked until thick along with sugar using low heat and constant stirring if not it sticks to the bottom of the pan. Once cooked, leave to cool and refrigerate. This way the filling is quite easy to handle and easily shaped into small balls before stuffing into the pastry.

If the dough is too soft, you can add about 1 to 2 tablespoons of flour and refrigerate for 30 minutes in a covered bowl. Apart from using the fluted tart cutter, if you have time and patience, do pinch the sides of tart using tart pincer, look pretty but time consuming.

PINEAPPLE TART

FILLING
2 C grated pineapple
1 and 1/2 C sugar or to taste
cinnamon and star anise (optional)

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METHOD

* Cook grated pineapple with sugar until thick stirring occasionally using medium heat.

* Once it leaves side of the pot, remove from heat and leave to cool. Refrigerate.

* Rolll into small balls.

PASTRY

400g all purpose flour
250g butter softened
1 egg yolk
50 ml ice cold water
1/4 tsp salt

METHOD

* Mix butter, salt and egg yolk in a mixing bowl until well combined.

* Gradually add the flour and water to form into pliable dough. If dough is too soft, add 1 to 2 tablespoons flour.

* Using cookies cutter, roll out the dough about 1/2 cm thick, cut into 5 cm rounds with a fluted pineapple tart cutter. Fill the center with a lightly flattened ball of jam.

* Repeat with the rest of the dough. Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes @ 175 C.

* Remove onto wire rack. When completely cool, store in airtight container.

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33 comments:

Priya (elaichii) said...

Very well explained and looks awesome!

Satya said...

tarts looks superb ya ...very cute n inviting ...gr8 work dear ..feel like to grab some

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Magic of Spice said...

These are so lovely :)

Nithu said...

This looks absolutely delicious. I am gonna make this soon and let u know.

Preethi Sriram said...

Delicious and woow super recipe yar....

Great work ... Can you please suggest me the egless version that will be helpful....

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

That's a very innovative and yummy recipe. Love the pineapple flavor. Looks so pretty !!

Tanvi said...

tarts look very yummy.I love pineapples

Priya said...

Cute looking pineapple tart, makes me drool..

Suja Sugathan said...

Awesome..delicious tarts..can't wait to try this..thanks for sharing

Rachana said...

OMG! These tarts look tooooo gooood...feel like having some now :-)

Swathi said...

Looks delicious. I love anything with pineapple. Nice one.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

My Hubby loves jam tarts...he's been asking me to do it for him awhile now...

His wife is just too lazy...see how for Diwali..hehe! :D

Suneetha's kitchen said...

looks yummy...

aipi said...

Pineapple is my absolute favorite..tarts look scrumptious!

US Masala

Krishnaveni said...

beautifully done recipe, looks yummy

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Tarts are looking super delicious dear. Wonderfully made.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nitha said...

delicious tart..

Sushma Mallya said...

It looks so cute,nice & yummy tarts

Kairali sisters said...

I am soo making this soon.Pineapple is my fav...






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

Send me some...They lookk so cute and lovely...do visit me!!

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

jeyashrisuresh said...

lovely looking tarts,loved the flavour of pineapple

Reshmi said...

awsome tarts...looking beautiful..

chaitrali pathak said...

Very well explained and looks awesome!

Babli said...

Pineapple tart looks fabulous, yummy and mouth watering. Wonderful recipe.

kothiyavunu.com said...

tempting tart..anything with pineapple..just love it.

Lisa said...

These look delicious! I love pineapple!

Mom2fur said...

You sure have some yummy and interesting-looking recipes! Thanks for visiting me and answering the question about the cookies. Maybe they originally did have semolina flour in them. As far as being Indian, the 'ghee' made me think of that. Since I work for an Indian doctor, I will have to ask her if she ever heard of suji cookies!

Roshu said...

hey whr u staying????i wanted to stay near u...he he he
this pine apple recipe luks yummy n mouth watering too...bookmarked

Prathima Rao said...

Lovely tarts..perfectly made... :)

Madhu said...

very well explained. Loved this tea snack recipe.

Treat and Trick said...

Hello everyone,

Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

oh that looks cute and ready to eat :)

Dimah said...

wow, this looks awesome!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment :)

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