Hawaiian Tarts

I made these cute little gems for my sisters wedding shower over ten years ago. She still talks about these and she is actually the one who told me she found pineapple preserves in the store. So I bought the preserves a few months ago and just now have had the time to make them. I am a huge fan of coconut and pineapple so these really are a winner for me. I don't know why I waited so long to make these...oh wait....I do....I will eat them all myself.

In my rush I filled the little tarts a little too much. Just keeping it real here, don't be like me.  Well they are not pretty but I can tell you they tastes just as good! 

Yummy pineapple, coconutty goodness!  You know you want a bite?

Hawaiian Tarts

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pineapple preserves
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1/3 cup confectioners sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, vanilla, and confectioners sugar until smooth. Sift together the flour and corn starch. Add the flour mixture to the bowl and stir by hand until a dough forms. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and press into miniature muffin cups. Mold dough into the shape of the cup. Put a teaspoon of pineapple preserves in each muffin cup. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and egg until blended and then add the coconut. Put one teaspoon of coconut mixture onto each of the pineapple filled tarts. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Cool tarts in the pan for at least 15 minutes before attempting to remove. Lightly tap pan on counter to loosen. Dust lightly with confectioners sugar before serving. Enjoy

*mine did not do well trying to tap on counter, I had to run a knife around and pop them out.

Shared at:

Melt in Your Mouth Monday @ Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms
Weekend Potluck @ The Country Cook
Iron Chef Mom Challenge @ Semi Homemade Mom
Lady Behind The Curtain Cast Party Wednesday #101
Foodie Friends Friday Best of 2013 Linky Party


  1. Wow, these look good. I might have to make these.

  2. These look sooo good I will have to make these. New follower. I love cooking things in my mini baking pan.

  3. These sound delicious - when I showed my husband and oldest son the post they asked me to make them, so I'll look for pineapple preserves tomorrow :D How many did it make - I'm guessing it was more than one pan full!

  4. Sandra, they make about 36, they are so good...beware, they will disappear so fast. Please let me know how they turn out for you. I found the preserves in Walmart.

  5. Do you have more Hawaiian recipes that can be made with items available on the Mainland- (excexcluding Las Vegas)? I live in Phoenix, so Island ingredients are limited. I lived on Maui in the early 80's and was adopted by a wonderful Hawaiian family that have all passed away. I miss it so - the people, the food, the islands, but especially the ohana♡

  6. Sometimes I buy pineapple preserves to make Hawaiian chicken wings. This would make an excellent dessert to go with that and use up any extra of the preserves. Sounds so yummy!

  7. G'day! One word? YUM!
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Best of 2013 Party!
    Cheers! Joanne


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