Taiwanese Pineapple Pastry

This is a very popular traditional Taiwanese dessert (凤梨酥, pronounced Feng Li Su) with a really yummy flaky pastry encased with a thick, not-too-sweet pineapple filling. Pineapple in Taiwanese or Hokkien means 'prosperous and thriving', they are therefore often given as a part of an engagement gifts, or simply as well-wishing presents around lunar Chinese New Year.

  • 80 g Shortening
  • 70 g Butter, unsalted
  • 60 g Powdered sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 320 g Pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 25 g Water
  • 2 can / 1000 g Pineapple, diced
  • 200 g Caster sugar
  1. Drain pineapple well.Crush with a blender and place them in a skillet. Using medium heat, cook the drained crushed pineapple and sugar until most liquid has evaporated, and the filling turned golden. Stirring constantly using a wooden spoon to avoid burning. Set aside to cool.
  2. Beat shortening, butter and powdered sugar in a mixer until it turns light in color and fluffy. Gradually beat in whole egg and yolk until well combined. Sift in the flour and fold until just combined. Dissolve baking soda in the water and blend with the the mixture.
  3. Line baking trays with parchment paper. Divide the pastry dough and pineapple filling each into 28 equal rounds. Line work surface with large sheet of plastic wrap. Place and flatten the pastry dough on the plastic wrap with the palms and put the pineapple filling in the middle. and use the dough to cover the filling. Arrange it into moulds of your choice. Lightly draw the plastic wrap out of the mould, and turn the pastry onto the prepared tray. You can also grease the moulds and press the dough directly into the moulds. Bake in the preheated 170C/340F oven for about 22-25 minutes until light brown.


Evi Erlinda 26/4/20 05:35

I am a big fan of any pineapple pastry, and this traditional Taiwanese dessert looks very special and perfect.

Natalia 26/4/20 15:10

I have heard about them, they look so cute and yummy! I love pineapple!

Kitchen Riffs 26/4/20 17:42

Pineapple is so good in baked goods, and these look terrific. Love the different shaped baking tins you've used to make these -- so much fun. Good stuff -- thanks.

Lovely 26/4/20 18:26

That looks really delectable! I love it!



judee 26/4/20 20:20

You make the most amazing baked goods and healthy too. I can only imagine how good this pineapple pastry tastes.

Iwona 26/4/20 21:36

I've never heard about pineapple pastry. Great recipe :)

Fran @ Gday Souffle 26/4/20 22:04

These are the kind of sweets I would be snacking on all the time! I rarely see recipes with 'shortening' in it any more- it was popular in the 1950s and 1960s. I'll have to get my can of shortening out now and use it!

fimere 26/4/20 22:12

ça a l'air délicieux
bonne soirée

foodtravelandwine 27/4/20 04:52

I love it!...these are my special treats to celebrate Chinese New Year....I will make them.......Abrazotes, Marcela

Ola 27/4/20 08:15

They look simply delicious! I have never used pineapple in a cake, interesting idea!

arpita 27/4/20 17:32

If only I could taste this delicious pastry..

Pam 27/4/20 18:08

They look fun and tasty.

Balvinder 28/4/20 00:02

Oh, wow, look at the texture so soft, and the recipes sounds so easy and delicious.

Nancy Chan 28/4/20 00:51

These look so yummy! How nice if I can reach out and pop one into my mouth. Yums.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 28/4/20 19:19

The pineapple filling sounds delightful surrounded by flaky pastry dough! What a treat and I can see why they are used for special occasions.

Marcelle 29/4/20 05:32

Angie, I love pineapples and these pastries look DELICIOUS! Thank you for such great instructions and pictures! I will try them soon!

Nammi 29/4/20 06:50

I love pineapple recipes as much as I like citrus ones. This looks delicious

Raymund 29/4/20 08:17

Ohhh thats a nice snack to have, definitely making this tomorrow, I have all the ingredients


I've never had pineapple pastry in the land where pineapples are plentiful. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Mae Travels 29/4/20 15:45

That looks delicious. I don't know if pineapples are reaching our supermarkets these days, as I'm shut in, but I did buy a lot of canned pineapple as a back up supply.

be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Pam 29/4/20 17:01

Pineapple is great and your pastry looks magnificent, I know I'd love it!!! Another great recipe of yours, kudos to you, Angie!

Vicki Bensinger 29/4/20 19:56

This sounds great Angie and I love that it uses no yeast, especially since it's hard to come by.

How cute are these that you can shape them as well. I bet theyre super flavorful. Thanks for sharing

mjskit 29/4/20 21:11

YUM!!!! What a fabulous combination of flavors and textures. Bread and pineapple - can't get much better than that.

Valentina 29/4/20 22:12

These look so tasty and I love the meaning of the pineapple. I'll have to remember to be eating more of it -- special occasion or not. :-) ~Valentina

tigerfish 30/4/20 03:08

I like Taiwanese pineapple pastry made with 100% pineapple filling, just like yours. There are many commercial ones which are mixed with other melon fillings yet still call it "pineapple" pastry.

Noob Cook 30/4/20 10:03

This is not easy to make. Although I don't have a sweet tooth, I always buy this pastry when I go Taiwan. Yours bring back fond memories.

Harriet Emily 30/4/20 12:53

These are so pretty Angie! I love the hearts and different shapes you made! Delicious!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 30/4/20 15:31

I've never had a pineapple pastry and from the looks of things, I am TOTALLY missing out! These look absolutely delicious!!! A must try for sure!!

Kelly | Foodtasia 30/4/20 18:38

Love these pastries, Angie! The pineapple inside must be so delicious!

Reeni 1/5/20 02:51

They look absolutely delicious Angie! Love that you can make them into different shapes.

All That I'm Eating 1/5/20 14:38

I love the sound of these and I've never tried anything similar before, the step by step instructions are super useful too!

lisa is cooking 1/5/20 17:23

These look delicious with the filling! I love pineapple.

2pots2cook 1/5/20 17:35

Really something special ! Thank you Angie !

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 1/5/20 17:55

I love when treats are sweet but not too sweet. These look fantastic!

Juliana 2/5/20 02:24

I love these delicate pastry filled with pineapple, but never made it...your look fabulous Angie...thank you so much for the step-by-step pictures.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!

Katerina Delidimou 4/5/20 12:19

How lovely these little sweet treats look!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 5/5/20 17:35

Ooooh, I love the pineapple peeking out from inside! Since I enjoy pineapple upside down cake so much, I know for certain that I'd love these little pastries, Angie!

Tanza Erlambang 6/5/20 16:21

pineapple is one of my favorite fruits...yummy

Suja Manoj 6/5/20 17:43

Yum yum! Pineapple pastry is my absolute favorite, looks so delicious.

Tania|My Kitchen Stories 7/5/20 05:18

OMG I love these. After coming home from Taiwan I worked on a recipe for them and then lost it. They are so delicious Angie. Great idea to make them with the cutters

Jean | Delightful Repast 7/5/20 15:24

Angie, I've never had anything like that! Sounds delicious.

grace 12/5/20 14:26

this sounds so good! i do love the flavor of pineapple.

NIthya Vaid 14/5/20 05:18

Love Pineapple and the recipe. Bookmarking it:). You have a great blog!

Sam Sumarli 15/5/20 04:55

Pineapple pastries are my favourite! These look great!

Alida@mylittleitaliankitchen 15/5/20 11:49

This is an interesting recipe Angie,very nice with pineapple!


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