Pineapple Coconut Tart

Sena Wilson


This recipe may appear complicated because of the different steps but it is really easy to prepare. Prep time includes dough refrigerator step. The filling is simple. The toasted coconut on top adds texture and flavor to the more predominant pineapple taste. The tart makes a welcomed dessert for your guests and can be served at room temperature. You can make your own toasted coconut on the stovetop using a cast iron skillet, stirring quickly and frequently until brown!


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12 - 14
1 Hr 25 Min
45 Min



  • 3/4 c
    crisco shortening
  • 1/4 c
    cold butter, cubed in pieces
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 7 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 1 tsp
    white distilled vinegar
  • ·
    egg wash (egg white plus 1 tbs. water whipped together)
  • ·
    toasted coconut
  • ·
    sparkling sugar or decorating coarse sugar

  • 28 oz
    crushed canned pineapple, drained (reserve juice)
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
  • ·
    pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    cream of coconut (not coconut milk)
  • 1 1/2 c
    pineapple juice (from drained pineapple)
  • 1/4 tsp
    coconut extract (opt.)

How to Make Pineapple Coconut Tart


  1. Tart Crust: Combine flour and salt in a medium size mixing bowl; add shortening and work into flour with pastry blender. Sprinkle the cold butter over flour/shortening mixture and rub it in until broken into fine pieces (toss mixture from the bottom up as you crumble all ingredients together). Mix together the cold water and vinegar. Add a few tablespoons to flour mixture and toss well with a fork; continue to add water a small amount at a time until the dough holds together well. If dough is too dry add more water as needed. Form the dough into a large ball and wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for one hour.
  2. Filling: Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan; stir in cream of coconut and pineapple juice; add butter. Stir sauce with a wire whip and bring to a boil over medium low heat. When sauce thickens remove from heat; add drained pineapple and stir until mixed evenly; add coconut extract if desired. Set aside mixture while preparing the tart crust.
  3. Roll out dough on a floured surface into a large circle (approximately 14"). Transfer dough crust (using the help of your rolling pin) into a 12" round quiche or tart pan. Tuck dough into pan (edges will overhang dish at this point) to fit. Spread filling on top of crust evenly. Slowly bring edges of dough about 3" over the top of filling toward the center, overlapping it as you go around the circle. Center of tart will not be covered (see photograph). Sprinkle center with toasted coconut. Brush the crust with egg wash and sprinkle with sparking sugar.
  4. Bake at 375ﹾ for 40 - 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool. Cut into slices and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whip cream. Servings: 12 - 14

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About Pineapple Coconut Tart

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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