Monday, September 15, 2008

Pineapple cookies - Tat Nenas -> Part 1

The first step in making delicious tat nenas is the filling that is pineapple jem. Over the years I have tried making the pineapple jem either from fresh pineapple or from pineapple in a can, the crushed kind. I find it fresh pineapple taste much more better than the pineapple in a can.
So here is my step by step before I make my Tat Nenas.

Pick almost ripe or ripe pineapple. Skin off. Then cut it into 4 lengthwise. This way it will be easier for you to handle the pineapple.
I use this old grater and start grating 2 pineapples.
Drain the excessive juice from the 2 grated pineapples.

On medium heat cook this pineapple. Here I have added 2 cups sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 tablespoon grounded cinnamon, 1 teaspoon grounded cloves and 3 drops of red coloring.
Cook this until the water reduce and pineapple cook.

Here is the end product. Let this pineapple jem cool and store in the fridge until the next time when I am ready to make my Tat Nenas.


  1. Zue, I am so looking forward to your tart nenas. I am lazy. I just used the pineapple from the can :)

  2. Gert, I am too sometimes use pineapple from the can. But yesterday went to costco and saw pineapple was on sale. $2.99 each. So I bought two. Few weeks ago was $3.99.

  3. wow!! you so rajin make your own pineapple jam.I bought a pack pineapple jam from KL still around.I never make any pineapple tart b4,dunno if it's going to work.Anyway,I have something for you at my kitchen,come and grab it!

  4. Beachlover, tat Nenas sedap. You must make it since you have bought the jem. How do they sell it? In a container? Was it by kilo? Mahal tak?
    Ok, I will check out your site when I am at my computer. Thanks.