Pine Tarts Recipe: A Sweet Taste of the Caribbean

Dish recipes: Pine Tarts
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Pine Tarts are delightful pastry treats that originated in the Caribbean and have since become beloved around the world for their irresistible taste. These golden pastries are filled with a sweet pineapple filling, creating a perfect balance of tartness and sweetness. Let's dive into the recipe and learn how to make Pine Tarts at home.


2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cold butter, diced

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup cold water

1 cup pineapple jam or canned crushed pineapple

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)

Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, and salt. Add the cold diced butter and use a pastry cutter or fork to cut it into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add the cold water, mixing until the dough comes together. Shape the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together the pineapple jam or crushed pineapple, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract to make the filling. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to about 1/8 inch thickness. Use a round cookie cutter or glass to cut out circles of dough. Place a spoonful of the pineapple filling in the center of each dough circle. Fold the edges over the filling and pinch them together to seal, creating a half-moon shape. Place the filled Pine Tarts on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with beaten egg wash. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar if desired before serving.


Enjoy Pine Tarts as a delicious dessert or snack any time of day. Serve them warm or at room temperature for the perfect treat that's bursting with tropical flavor.

Pine Tarts are a delightful taste of the Caribbean, bringing together buttery pastry and sweet pineapple filling in every bite. Whether enjoyed with a cup of tea or as a special dessert, these golden treats are sure to impress.