Monday 22 January 2018

Pineapple Tarts

Pineapple Tarts
Pineapple Tarts

Pineapple Tarts: Makes 20.

Makes 20.

YOU WILL NEED

For the dough

200g butter, at room temperature

60g icing sugar

2 egg yolks

350g plain flour

2 tbsps cornflour

Pinch salt

1 egg yolk, to glaze

For the filling

2 x 400g tins sliced pineapple

175g sugar

1 tsp cornflour

Method

Prepare the filling first by thoroughly draining the pineapple, then blitz it in a food processor until smooth. Place the pineapple in a saucepan with the sugar and bring to a steady simmer, stirring until it becomes thick and any liquid has evaporated.

Mix the cornflour with a teaspoon of water and pour into the pineapple mixture. Stir through and leave in the fridge to cool completely. While the pineapple filling is cooling, prepare the dough. Beat the butter and icing sugar until light and pale. Beat in two egg yolks and then sift in the flour, cornflour and salt little by little, mixing in with a wooden spoon until the dough is formed.

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface to about ½cm in thickness and then cut out rounds about 5cm in diameter. Place the circular discs on a non-stick baking sheet and score with a skewer in a crosshatch for decoration. Brush with a little egg yolk all over each disc.

When the pineapple filling has cooled, roll it into little balls and place in the centre of each pastry disc. Place in the oven for 15 minutes until the tarts are golden brown. Allow to cool, then serve.

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