Nyonya pineapple tart is an open faced version tart. It is an all-time favorite in Malaysia and Singapore, especially during Chinese New Year. The crust is rich, buttery and crumbly with melt-in-the-mouth texture.

Though time consuming, making your own pineapple filling is not difficult, you can adjust the right amount of sweetness to your liking and the effort is really worth it.

CHINESE VERSION: 娘惹黄梨挞

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts

 

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 30 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 250 g pineapple filling (Please refer: Pineapple Jam/Filling Recipe)
  • 65 g butter (salted)
  • 45 g margarine
  • 40 g icing sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 190 g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp milk powder

Directions:

1 Divide pineapple filling into 30 pieces (each about 8 g).

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts

2 Combine butter, margarine, icing sugar and salt, beat over medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in egg yolk, mix until well blended.

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts

 

3 Sieve in plain flour and milk powder, mix until a dough is formed.

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts

4 Lightly floured work surface, roll the dough out to 4 mm thickness, then cut out with pineapple tart cutter.

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5 Arrange the cut tart dough on a wire rack or baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts

 

6 Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F.

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts

7 Prepare egg wash: Mix together 1 egg yolk and 1/2 tbsp of water, sieve through. Brush tart dough with egg wash.

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts

8 Top each with pineapple filling.

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9 Flatten the leftover dough into very thin sheet, then cut into thin strips using plastic knife, use the dough strips to decorate the tarts.

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts

10 Brush the dough strips with egg wash.

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11 Bake at 180°C/355°F for 16-17 minutes, until lightly browned (turn the tray once after 10 minutes). Allow the tarts to cool in the oven for 15 minutes before removing from oven.

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12 Set aside to cool completely after removing from oven.

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts

13 When fully cooled, transfer the pineapple tarts to airtight container for storage.

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts