14 best pineapple tart recipes to try in 2022

Some might say that the best part of Chinese New Year are the angbaos. And while the married folk are sure to disagree, one thing that we can all agree on is that one of the best parts of CNY has to be the delectable snacks and goodies.

And one of the most popular snacks around? Pineapple tarts, of course!

Last year we saw some cute cow-shaped pineapple tarts. While most of us aren’t able to do something so intricate, we probably can still pull off good bakes based on these tried-and-true pineapple tart recipes that aren’t so difficult to replicate.

Make sure to bake in batches — some of them are seriously addictive!

1. Nyonya pineapple tarts recipe


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Open-faced pineapple tarts versus closed (or covered, as some would say) pineapple tarts is a point of contention amongst many of us CNY loving folk.

Still, you can’t go wrong with these Nyonya style pineapple tarts, which comes with a lightly dense dough and perfectly tart pineapple jam that melts in your mouth the second it touches your tongue. Mm!

Have a lot of health-conscious folk coming over for Chinese New Year? Well, you can rest easy knowing that this recipe allows for the substitution of margarine (that is commonly used for the dough of the pineapple tart) for butter instead. Do note that it means the dough will be slightly more crumbly, though!

Get the recipe here.

2. Golf ball pineapple tarts recipe


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This is an especially great recipe to follow if you’re new to baking! Utilising the simplest of ingredients and steps, following this guide will allow you to make delectable, melt-in-your-mouth golf ball pineapple tarts that are great for popping into your mouth whilst on the go.

(Psst! And let’s be real, here: the larger surface area allows for more pineapple jam, which is obviously the best part of a pineapple tart, in our not so humble opinion. A must-try!)

Get the recipe here.

3. Traditional open face pineapple tarts recipe


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A word of warning? You’re not going to be stop with just one with these highly addictive pineapple tarts. Picture this: a super crumbly, flaky texture, coupled with sweet and tart pineapple jam that lingers on the tongue long after consuming. Ahh, we’re salivating just thinking about it!

Apparently, the secret behind said addictive quality lies in the type of flour used. How intriguing!

Get the recipe here.

4. Nastar recipe


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Known as Nastar to Malaysians, these pineapple tarts basically taste like cookies with pineapple filling. Yum!

These come in a smaller size that make it particularly ideal for gatherings with young ones (because yes, as delicious as pineapple tarts are, they are often choking hazards), so be sure to opt for these if you can foresee lots of impatient kids grappling for their share.

Get the recipe here.

5. Flower blossom pineapple tarts recipe


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A glistening golden finish along with an adorable flower topping makes these pineapple tarts a sweet, dainty snack to nibble on when having tea with your girlfriends.

You can make this recipe with both store bought and home-made pineapple jam, though it is recommended that you go for the latter for just that extra touch of sincerity. Plus, it tastes better anyway!

Get the recipe here.

6. Pineapple roll tarts recipe


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These cute little roll tarts may resemble corn, but rest assured, they taste just like the sweet, tart pineapple tarts we know. Oh, with a little bit more crunch, of course!

Especially appealing to those who love the rich, thick dough of pineapple tarts, these pineapple roll tarts can be a little tricky to make. Still, it is worth if just for the impressive aesthetic alone. Can you imagine how many people will be asking for the recipe once you serve these bad boys up? The answer: a whole lot.

Get the recipe here.

7. Taiwanese pineapple cakes recipe


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This square little bundles of joy are actually one of Taiwan’s best food souvenirs! They are referred to as pineapple shortcakes by some, and taste amazing when served slightly warm and with a cup of hot tea.

Picture soft, buttery pastry and sweet pineapple, with both flavours coming together in absolute harmony. Apparently, bakers in Taiwan sometimes replace the pineapple filling with winter melon to save on costs, but considering how pineapple jam isn’t too costly (or difficult!) to obtain in Singapore, we recommend you stick to the OG flavours instead.

Get the recipe here.

8. Pineapple shaped pineapple tarts recipe


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Pineapple tarts in the shape of literal pineapples? Talk about some major inception going on here! These delicate delicacies are beyond adorable, though they required some precision with a knife as well as patience to form.

You should be fine as long as you follow the tutorial closely, though. And think about how it’ll make such a fun treat for your guests!

Get the recipe here.

9. Piggy pineapple tarts recipe


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Love yourself some decorative pastries? Well, then you’re sure to love these adorable pineapple tarts in the shape of pigs – and they’re cute and an auspicious icon whether or not it’s the Year of the Pig.

It doesn’t stop there either. This tutorial actually teaches you how to make classic pineapple tarts in the cutest designs — think rabbits, pandas, and more! All of which without compromising the taste, of course. Yay! Some careful, precise work is needed though, so those with butter fingers better start practicing early!

Get the recipe here.

10. Salted egg yolk pineapple tarts recipe


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The salted egg yolk craze is nowhere close to blowing over, if this recipe is any indication. Containing the usual melt-in-your-mouth texture that comes with most pineapple tarts, these salted egg yolk pineapple tarts do, however, come slightly firmer than most and comes with a hint of salted egg yolk.

A must-try for those who adore salted egg yolk in any form! It is also recommended that you do them in enclosed tarts instead of open tart ones, as the special pineapple jam concoction is a tad bit more delicate due to the addition of salted egg yolk flavouring.

Get the recipe here.

11. Pineapple floral jam tarts recipe


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These adorable floral tarts are sure to be a big hit amongst the young ones! The trick lies in rolling your pineapple jam to be perfectly round to obtain such an effect.

It is recommended that you mold the flowers by hand, though you can try opting for cookie cutters to help speed along the process too. Place them along a bed full of fake grass to really make a show of it!

Get the recipe here.

12. Rose pineapple tarts recipe


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Go one step further and make these intricate, beautiful blooms out of pineapple tarts. They may seem way too intricate for beginners, but they actually aren’t as hard to make as you think!

Keep to the recipe, and remember to store them in an air-tight container to ensure that it stays crisp, buttery, and fresh.

Get the recipe here.

13. Portuguese pineapple tarts recipe


If you’re looking for something that stands out from others, consider this marriage between a portuguese egg tart and pineapple tart.

Retaining the buttery and flaky skin of egg tarts and adding the addictive sweetness of pineapple to them, this recipe is easy to follow and most importantly will win praises from whoever gets to try them.

Get the recipe here.

14. Vegan pineapple tarts recipe


Butter and egg yolks are some of the most important ingredients in a traditional pineapple tart recipe. But if you’re vegan or are intending to invite vegan friends to your house, consider a vegan recipe instead!

The best part about this recipe is that while it is completely vegan-friendly, it tastes amazing! (The recipe owner said that there were a lot of compliments for this recipe.)

Get the recipe here.