Indulge in the exquisite blend of flavors with our Earl Grey pineapple tarts. Each bite promises a harmonious marriage of buttery pastry infused with the aromatic essence of Earl Grey tea, complemented by the luscious sweetness of pineapple jam.

Crafted with care and attention to detail, our Earl Grey pineapple tarts elevate the classic recipe to new heights, offering a sophisticated and refined treat for any occasion. The delicate aroma of Earl Grey tea dances elegantly with the tangy pineapple filling, creating a symphony of flavors that tantalize the taste buds.

Whether enjoyed as a delectable snack or presented as a thoughtful gift, our Earl Grey pineapple tarts are sure to impress even the most discerning palate. Experience the perfect balance of tea-infused pastry and tropical fruit goodness in every delightful bite.

Savor the moments and indulge in the exquisite flavors of our Earl Grey pineapple tarts, a culinary delight that embodies sophistication and charm.

THE PINEAPPLE JAM

The pineapple jam used in these cookies is often homemade, and there are good reasons for this tradition. Not only does making it at home allow for customization of sweetness according to individual preferences, but for these specific cookies, the jam needs to reach a thicker consistency than the standard store-bought varieties. This thickness ensures that the jam holds its shape well within the cookie.

Moreover, during the festive season, you’ll notice an abundance of fresh pineapples being sold everywhere. The choice to make the jam at home is not only about taste but also about achieving the desired thickness. The jam needs to be much thicker than commercially available options in jars.

Choosing the right pineapples is crucial. Ripe pineapples, which are high in juice or liquid, are not suitable for making the jam. The ideal pineapples are those that are not yet fully ripe, providing the right balance of texture and flavor for the jam.

For those who opt for the traditional method of cooking the jam, constant stirring on the stove is required until the jam thickens. However, for those using a Thermomix, the process becomes more convenient. With this modern kitchen appliance, one can relax and let the Thermomix handle the cooking, showcasing the benefits of contemporary technology in simplifying traditional recipes.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPES?

  • Sweet and Tangy Flavor: The combination of sweet pineapple jam and the buttery tart pastry creates a delightful balance of sweetness and tanginess that is likely to appeal to those who enjoy contrasting flavors.
  • Buttery and Flaky Pastry: The tart pastry is made with butter, which adds a rich and indulgent flavor. The use of cake flour and milk powder may contribute to a flaky texture, making the pastry satisfyingly crisp.
  • Versatility: Pineapple tarts are a versatile treat that can be enjoyed on various occasions. They are often associated with festive celebrations and are popular during holidays, making them a great addition to special occasions and gatherings.
  • Homemade Goodness: Making pineapple tarts from scratch allows you to enjoy the satisfaction of creating a homemade treat. The process of preparing the filling, crafting the pastry, and assembling the tarts can be a rewarding culinary experience.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Pineapple tarts are often visually appealing, with their golden-brown pastry and vibrant pineapple jam filling. They can make a lovely addition to a dessert table or be packaged beautifully as gifts.
  • Cultural Significance: Pineapple tarts are commonly enjoyed in various cultures and are especially popular in some Asian communities during festive seasons. Exploring and sharing recipes with cultural significance can be a way to connect with traditions and cuisines.

INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES

Ingredient quantities please refer to the recipes card (Click here)!

Filling :
  • Pineapple Jam – Pineapple jam is a sweet and fruity filling that provides the distinctive pineapple flavor in the tart. You can use other fruit jams or preserves as a substitute.  Apricot or mango jam could be good alternatives. 
Tart Pastry :
  • Butter (250g) –  Butter adds richness and flavor to the pastry, contributing to its texture and taste.  Margarine or a baking spread with a high-fat content can be used as a substitute for butter. 
  • Icing Sugar (50g) – Icing sugar, also known as powdered sugar, adds sweetness and helps create a tender texture in the pastry.  Regular granulated sugar can be used, but the texture of the pastry may be slightly different. 
  • Egg Yolks – Egg yolks add richness, color, and contribute to the structure of the pastry. For each egg yolk, you can use 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise or 1 tablespoon of milk as a substitute. 
  • Cake Flour – Cake flour has a lower protein content than all-purpose flour, resulting in a softer and more tender pastry. You can use a combination of all-purpose flour and cornstarch as a substitute.  For 1 cup of cake flour, use 1 cup of all-purpose flour minus 2 tablespoons, and add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. 
  • Milk Powder – Milk powder adds a creamy flavor and contributes to the texture of the pastry. You can use liquid milk instead of milk powder.  For 30g of milk powder, you can use about 150ml of liquid milk. 
  • Salt –  Salt enhances the overall flavor of the pastry. Omitting the salt or using a tiny pinch of fine sea salt can be done if necessary. 
Egg Wash :
  • Egg Yolk –  Egg yolk in the wash adds a golden color and a shiny finish to the pastry. You can brush the pastry with milk or cream for a similar effect, though the color may be slightly different. 
  • Water – Water in the egg wash helps thin it out for easier application. You can use milk or cream as a substitute for water in the egg wash. 

Remember that while substitutes can work, they may alter the final taste and texture of the pineapple tart. It’s always a good idea to experiment in small batches to find the combination that best suits your preferences. 

RECIPES TIPS

  • Quality Ingredients: Use high-quality ingredients, especially for the pineapple jam, as it is a key component of the tart. Fresh and ripe pineapples can make a significant difference in flavor.
  • Pastry Handling: Handle the tart pastry with care. Overmixing or over-kneading can result in a tough pastry. Mix until just combined for a tender and flaky texture.
  • Pineapple Jam Consistency: If the pineapple jam is too runny, you can cook it down to a thicker consistency to prevent it from leaking out during baking. Stirring occasionally while cooking the jam can help achieve the desired thickness.
  • Evenly Sized Tarts: Aim for uniformity in the size of the tart shells to ensure even baking. This helps in achieving a consistent texture and appearance.
  • Egg Wash Application: Apply the egg wash lightly and evenly on the tart pastry for a golden and shiny finish. Too much egg wash may result in a soggy texture.
  • Baking Temperature: Preheat your oven before baking to ensure even cooking. Bake the pineapple tarts at the recommended temperature for the right amount of time to achieve a golden-brown color.
  • Cooling Time: Allow the pineapple tarts to cool completely on a wire rack before storing or serving. This helps the pastry to set and avoids a doughy texture.
  • Storage: Store the pineapple tarts in an airtight container to maintain freshness. If they become too soft, you can place them in the oven for a short time to regain their crispness.
  • Experiment and Personalize: Feel free to experiment with the recipe. You can add a touch of vanilla extract or citrus zest to the pastry for added flavor. Personalize the recipe to suit your taste preferences.

Remember that practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged if your first batch doesn’t turn out exactly as you’d like. Enjoy the process of baking and refining the recipe to suit your preferences.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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Step 1: Prepare the Pineapple Jam

  1. If using fresh pineapples, peel, core, and finely chop them.
  2. Cook the chopped pineapple with sugar over low heat until it becomes a thick and golden jam. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
  3. Allow the pineapple jam to cool. It should have a spreadable consistency.

Step 2: Prepare the Tart Pastry

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together cake flour, milk powder, earl grey tea leavesand a pinch of salt.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap.

Step 3: Shape the Tart Pastry

Take a small portion of the dough and flatten it in your palm. Place a small amount of pineapple jam in the center of the dough. Enclose the jam with the dough and roll it into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough and jam.

Step 4: Assemble and Bake

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and water to create an egg wash.
  2. Preheat the oven to 165ºC.
  3. Brush the egg wash over the lattice and edges of the tart for a golden finish.
  4. Bake the tarts in the preheated oven until they are golden brown.

Step 5: Cool and Serve

  1. Allow the pineapple tarts to cool on a wire rack completely.
  2. Once cooled, carefully remove the tarts from the molds.
  3. Store the pineapple tarts in an airtight container.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Serve these delightful pineapple tarts during festive occasions or enjoy them as a sweet treat. Share them with family and friends, and savor the delicious combination of buttery pastry and sweet pineapple jam.

Remember to adjust quantities based on the yield you desire, and feel free to customize the recipe to suit your taste preferences. Happy baking!

VARIATIONS

Certainly! Pineapple tarts are a versatile treat, and there are several variations you can explore to add a unique twist to the traditional recipe. Here are a few ideas: 

  • Spiced Pineapple Tarts: Add a hint of warm spices to the pineapple jam, such as cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg. This can add depth and warmth to the flavor profile.
  • Citrus Infusion: Enhance the tart pastry with citrus zest. Add grated orange or lemon zest to the dough for a citrusy aroma and flavor.
  • Almond or Coconut Crust: Replace part of the flour in the pastry with almond flour or coconut flour to give the tart crust a nutty or coconutty flavor.
  • Vanilla Essence: Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the tart pastry for a subtle vanilla undertone.
  • Pineapple and Coconut Filling: Mix shredded coconut with the pineapple jam to create a tropical twist. This adds texture and complements the pineapple flavor.
  • Chocolate-Dipped Tarts: After baking, dip the cooled tarts in melted chocolate for a decadent touch. White chocolate can also be a great pairing.
  • Pecan or Macadamia Nut Topping: Sprinkle chopped pecans or macadamia nuts on top of the pineapple jam before baking for a crunchy element.
  • Glazed Pineapple Tarts: Brush the baked tarts with a light glaze made from apricot or pineapple preserves for added shine.
  • Mini Tartlets: Instead of traditional-sized tarts, create bite-sized tartlets for a dainty and elegant presentation.
  • Floral Infusion: Infuse the pineapple jam with floral notes by adding a touch of rose water or lavender extract.
  • Chilli Pineapple Tarts: For a unique twist, add a pinch of chili powder to the pineapple jam for a sweet and spicy combination.
  • Coconut Milk in Pastry: Substitute some of the liquid in the pastry with coconut milk for a richer and slightly tropical flavor.

Feel free to mix and match these variations to create your own signature pineapple tart. Don’t hesitate to experiment with flavors and textures to suit your preferences and make the recipe uniquely yours. Enjoy the creative process of baking!

WHAT ELSE TO SERVE WITH ?

Pineapple tarts are delicious on their own, but if you’re looking to create a more elaborate dessert spread or well-rounded tea-time treat, you can pair them with various accompaniments. Here are some ideas:

  1. Tea or Coffee: Serve pineapple tarts with a selection of teas or coffee. Black tea, green tea, and a cup of coffee can complement the sweetness of the tarts.
  2. Fresh Fruit Platter: Create a refreshing fruit platter with a variety of fresh fruits like berries, melon, and citrus fruits. The natural sweetness of the fruits can balance the richness of the tarts.
  3. Whipped Cream or Ice Cream: Add a dollop of freshly whipped cream scoop of vanilla ice cream for decadent touch. The creaminess pairs well with the flaky pastry and sweet pineapple filling.
  4. Lemon Curd: Offer lemon curd astangy and citrusy dipping sauce. The acidity can balance the sweetness of the tarts.
  5. Fruit Sorbet: Serve scoop of fruit sorbet, such as mango or passion fruit, alongside the pineapple tarts for refreshing contrast.
  6. Nut Assortment: Provide selection of nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, or pistachios. The crunchiness of nuts can add texture to the overall experience.
  7. Chocolates: Include variety of chocolates, either individually wrapped or as part of chocolate platter. Dark chocolate, in particular, can complement the sweetness of the tarts.
  8. Herbal Infusions: Offer herbal infusions like mint or chamomile tea for soothing and aromatic beverage options.
  9. Mini Pastries or Cookies: Include an assortment of mini pastries or cookies for a diverse dessert spread. Shortbread cookies, almond biscuits, or other delicate pastries can be delightful additions.
  10. Mocktails or Fruit Punch: Prepare refreshing mocktails or fruit punches with a mix of tropical fruits. The fruity flavours can harmonise with the pineapple tarts.

These pairings can enhance the overall dining experience and cater to a variety of tastes. Feel free to mix and match based on the occasion and preferences of your guests.

MADE AHEAD INSTRUCTIONS

Pineapple tarts can be made ahead of time, and here are instructions on how to prepare and store them in advance:

1. Preparing the Dough and Filling:

  • Make the tart pastry dough and pineapple jam in advance.
  • Once the dough is prepared, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate. It can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.
  • Store the pineapple jam in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

2. Assembling the Tarts:

  • When ready to bake, take the chilled dough out of the refrigerator and let it come to a slightly pliable temperature for easier rolling.
  • Roll out the dough and assemble the tarts as per the recipe instructions.
  • At this point, you can choose to freeze the assembled but unbaked tarts for later use.

3. Freezing Unbaked Tarts:

  • Place the assembled but unbaked tarts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Freeze the tarts until solid.
  • Once frozen, transfer the tarts to an airtight container or zip-top bag, separating layers with parchment paper.
  • Label the container with the date and baking instructions.

4. Baking Frozen Tarts:

  • When you’re ready to bake the frozen tarts, preheat the oven as directed in the recipe.
  • Place the frozen tarts on a baking sheet and bake directly from the freezer.
  • Add a few extra minutes to the baking time to ensure they cook through.
  • You may also need to check for doneness and browning during the baking process.

5. Storing Baked Tarts:

  • If you’ve already baked the pineapple tarts, store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.
  • Baked pineapple tarts can be stored for several days at room temperature.

6. Reheating:

  • If you find that the baked tarts have softened, you can reheat them in a preheated oven for a few minutes to restore their crispness.

By following these steps, you can enjoy the convenience of having homemade pineapple tarts ready to bake or serve at any time. Always check the quality and taste before serving, and adjust baking times if needed.

STORAGE & REHEATING

Storage:

  • Unbaked Tarts:
    • If you have assembled but unbaked pineapple tarts, you can freeze them for an extended period.
    • Place the unbaked tarts on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.
    • Once frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or zip-top bag with layers separated by parchment paper.
    • Label the container with the date and baking instructions.
    • Store in the freezer for up to a few weeks.
  • Baked Tarts:
    • Baked pineapple tarts can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container.
    • Place a piece of parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.
    • Stored properly, baked tarts can maintain freshness for several days.

Reheating Baked Tarts:

  • Oven Method:
    • Preheat your oven to a low temperature, around 300°F (150°C).
    • Place the baked tarts on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven for a few minutes until they reach your desired level of crispiness.
    • Check regularly to avoid over-baking.
  • Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to a low temperature, around 300°F (150°C).
    • Place the baked tarts in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
    • Air fry for a few minutes until they are warmed through and crispy.
  • Toaster Oven:
    • A toaster oven is an excellent option for reheating small batches of pineapple tarts.
    • Place them on a baking sheet and heat at a low temperature until warmed through.

Note:

  • Avoid Overheating: Be cautious not to overheat the tarts, as this can result in a change in texture, making them overly crisp or dry.
  • Reheat in Batches: If you have a large quantity, it’s often better to reheat in smaller batches to maintain consistency.
  • Quality Check: Before serving, check the texture and flavor. If the tarts have become too soft, a brief reheating can help restore their crispiness.

By following these storage and reheating tips, you can enjoy freshly baked or reheated pineapple tarts with the same delightful flavors and textures.

RECIPES FAQS

Can I use store-bought pineapple jam?

Yes, you can use store-bought pineapple jam to save time. Ensure it has a good consistency for spreading and adjust sweetness if necessary.

Can I make the dough ahead and freeze it?

Yes, you can make the tart pastry dough ahead of time and freeze it. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and place it in an airtight container. Thaw in the refrigerator before using.

Can I use a different type of flour for the pastry?

Yes, you can experiment with different flours. Cake flour gives a tender texture, but you can use all-purpose flour or a combination of all-purpose and cornstarch.

What if my dough is too soft?

If the dough is too soft, refrigerate it for additional time. Chilled dough is easier to handle and results in a flakier pastry.

Can I make mini pineapple tarts instead?

Absolutely! Simply adjust the size of the tart shells and the amount of filling to create bite-sized or mini pineapple tarts.

How do I store leftover pineapple tarts?

Store baked pineapple tarts in an airtight container at room temperature. Use parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.

Can I freeze baked pineapple tarts?

Yes, you can freeze baked pineapple tarts. Ensure they are well-wrapped to prevent freezer burn. Reheat in the oven when ready to serve.

How do I prevent the pastry from becoming too brown during baking?

Cover the tarts with aluminum foil halfway through baking to prevent excessive browning while ensuring the filling cooks through.

What if my egg wash is too thick?

If the egg wash is too thick, you can add a small amount of water or milk to thin it out for easier application.

Can I add other flavours to the pastry?

Yes, you can add flavours like vanilla extract, citrus zest, or almond extract to the pastry for a unique touch.

How do I know when the tarts are done baking?

The tarts are done when the pastry turns golden brown. Keep an eye on them, and use a toothpick to check if the pastry is fully cooked.

Feel free to experiment and adjust the recipe based on your preferences. These FAQs should provide guidance for common concerns when making pineapple tarts.

Can I adjust the portion size of the recipes?

If you want to reduce the portion size, you can use the same speed setting on your Thermomix®. Ensure that you adjust the serving size in the recipe card to your desired quantity. For double the portion. When doubling the portion, especially for dough, it’s recommended to separate the flour into halves during the mixing process. This ensures that the ingredients are properly mixed. The Thermomix® spatula can be helpful in assisting the mixing of the dough, especially when adjusting portion sizes. Use it to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl and ensure thorough incorporation.
If you can find the exact portion that you like, you can, also, adjust this in manual mode. Make sure that the cooking times and temperatures have been adjusted for different quantities of ingredients. Please do not pass the max line indicated inside of the mixing bowl. The capacity of the mixing bowl is 2.2 liters.

This recipes is compatible with which model of Thermomix®?

This recipes suitable for TM31 / TM5 / TM6

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Earl Grey Pineapple Tart

CategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Indulge in the exquisite blend of flavors with our Earl Grey pineapple tarts. Each bite promises a harmonious marriage of buttery pastry infused with the aromatic essence of Earl Grey tea, complemented by the luscious sweetness of pineapple jam.

Yields80 Servings
Prep Time40 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 40 mins

Filling
 400 g pineapple jam
Tart Pastry
 250 g butter
 50 g icing sugar
 2 egg yolks
 350 g cake flour
 30 g milk powder
 6 g earl grey tea leaves
 1 pinch salt
Egg Wash
 1 egg yolk
 ¼ tsp water

Pineapple Jam
1

Scoop 1 teaspoon of pineapple jam (approx. 5 g) and roll into a small ball. Repeat this step until all jam is used.

Tart pastry
2

Place the butter and icing sugar in the Thermomix® mixing bowl, 1 min | Speed 4.

3

Add egg yolks, mix 30 sec | speed 4.

4

Add cake flour, milk powder, earl grey tea leaves, and salt mix 25 sec | speed 3.5.

5

Take a small portion of the dough and flatten it in your palm. Place a portion of pineapple jam in the center of the dough. Enclose the jam with the dough and roll it into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough and jam.

6

Preheat oven to 165°C.

7

Using a pastry brush, brush pastry surface with lightly beaten egg. Bake for 18 minutes (165°C), then turn the temperature up to 180ºC bake for another 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack before serving or storing in an airtight container.

Ingredients

Filling
 400 g pineapple jam
Tart Pastry
 250 g butter
 50 g icing sugar
 2 egg yolks
 350 g cake flour
 30 g milk powder
 6 g earl grey tea leaves
 1 pinch salt
Egg Wash
 1 egg yolk
 ¼ tsp water

Directions

Pineapple Jam
1

Scoop 1 teaspoon of pineapple jam (approx. 5 g) and roll into a small ball. Repeat this step until all jam is used.

Tart pastry
2

Place the butter and icing sugar in the Thermomix® mixing bowl, 1 min | Speed 4.

3

Add egg yolks, mix 30 sec | speed 4.

4

Add cake flour, milk powder, earl grey tea leaves, and salt mix 25 sec | speed 3.5.

5

Take a small portion of the dough and flatten it in your palm. Place a portion of pineapple jam in the center of the dough. Enclose the jam with the dough and roll it into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough and jam.

6

Preheat oven to 165°C.

7

Using a pastry brush, brush pastry surface with lightly beaten egg. Bake for 18 minutes (165°C), then turn the temperature up to 180ºC bake for another 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack before serving or storing in an airtight container.

Earl Grey Pineapple Tart

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