Old Fashion Custard Pineapple Tart @ 老款凤梨酥

Three more weeks to go before the Chinese New Year arrived. Another year and another batch of pineapple tart project to start. Pineapple tart is a trend or a must try thing during every Chinese New Year. In Chinese word, pineapple brings the meaning of 'inviting wealth or good luck'. Now, you know why everyone baking it like a storm ! haha.... I have to admit it is one of my favourite new year cookies and Chinese New Year should be the best time to try out the tart from every home. *wink* Over the years, I have tried out quite a number of pineapple tart recipes. Each year there's still more and more new version of pineapple tart coming up. I think we have forgotten the original one which we have eaten during our childhood days. It was a tasty good buttery custard flavour pastry with pineapple paste then. Do you still remember it? And this is what I'm going to try out. The taste from the childhood memories !

Ingredients :
250gm  butter, chopped
120gm  icing sugar
270gm  all purpose flour
180gm  custard flour
20gm  milk powder
2 egg yolk

* Fillings :  1 cup homemade pineapple jam or pineapple paste or Taiwan pineapple paste
                 (I used homemade pineapple butter jam)

Method :
(1) combine flour, icing sugar, custard flour & milk powder into a big mixing bowl and stir till well mixed.
(2) add in cold butter and rub till everything is well cooperated (crumb like texture).
(3) now, stir in egg yolk and mix till soft dough is formed. Then set aside to rest for 30 minutes.

(4) next, flatten dough and shape it with a tart stamping mould. Then fill dough with jam as desired. You may also decorate the top with the leftover dough. For jam, I spoon in about 1/4 tspn of jam and about 7gm for pineapple paste.

(5) finally, bake at preheated oven 170'C for about 15 minutes for fan oven.

And its DONE ! It only took me about an hour & 20 minutes to complete the whole baking task. Pretty fast with the little help from the stamping mould. Glad everything turns out perfect and the jam is nicely spread as well.... not over flow ! hehe... After taste testing and this is what I get...... "Its been ages, I can't even remember how good these delicious buttery custard pineapple tart.taste. Thank you for making them again !", "Missed this custard flavour tart so much !"....... So, hope you guys will love it too !
I'm sending this to Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids, Yen from GoodyFoodies, Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe


  1. wow they turned out so beautiful and of course very delicious too!

  2. Oh Kristi, they are simply adorable:) Thank you so much for answering the question as to why pineapple in such an important ingredient for the new year:)

  3. Hi Kristy,

    So sorry for my late visit. I was juggling with my kid and summer holidays... Now he is back at home... Me? Relieve!!! LOL!

    Very yummy pineapple tarts!!! You are fast baking all within less than 2 hours!


  4. May I know is this melt in mouth texture?

  5. Hi Adeline,
    First of all, sorry for the late reply. Have been busy travelling for the past couple of days. Yes, this is the melt in your mouth kind of pastry cookies. Hope you will like it. Enjoy & have fun baking !
    Gong xi fa cai & xing nian kuai le !
    Blessings, Kristy


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