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Nastar (Pineapple Rolls)

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Chinese New Year is just around the corner. We will be sharing traditional kuih and cakes recipes with you. Here is one of the most popular Chinese New Year recipes: pineapple tarts or pineapple rolls, or known as nastar in Malay. Enjoy!

Contributor: Ho Siew Loon

It is another 3 weeks before we usher in the year of the Tiger. The best time about Chinese New Year is the preparation and I will always have a line up of cookies and cakes. One of our family’s favorite and also my specialty is the hand-made Pineapple Tarts. Over the years, I have spent a lot of time and passion trying to make perfect this little jewel and today it has always been the most popular among my guests…(get pineapple tarts recipe after the jump)

Pineapple Tarts is a mouth watering pastry wrapped in home cooked pineapple jam that would melt smoothly in your mouth. Today, it comes in different shapes and designs such as the open tarts which is popular in Malacca, the Pineapple Rolls (Nastar), pineapple shaped tarts and many others but all of it are as addictive.

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