All the ingredients used to make my tarts are made from scratch; no pineapple paste here thank you very much! Without divulging the exact recipe, here's what goes into my version of an age old Chinese New Year staple.
Pineapple 'paste': fresh pineapple (the first batch I used dole from the Philippines which gave a nicer colour an sweeter pulp, Malaysian pineapples can also be used), pandan, star anise, cinnon, sugar
Pineapple crust: flour, egg, milk powder and butter
Yes I even shape out the balls by hand, no machine used!
Dotting the "i's" and crossing the "t's"
Yes for a lucky few I even initialed their tarts
All ready for consumption: thanks @iamsuanc for the lovely picture!
Note I don't ever use any additives or preservatives in my tarts, so unless they're kept in the fridge they I bad after 2-3 left out!