How to Make Pili Tarts

How to Make Pili Tarts
To make Pili Tarts, a delectable Filipino pastry, start by preparing the tart crust. Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl, then cut in cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cold water gradually until the dough forms. Roll out the dough and cut it into small circles. For the filling, mix crushed pili nuts, condensed milk, and vanilla extract until well-combined. Spoon the filling into each tart shell and bake until the crust is golden and the filling is set. The result is a delightful treat with a buttery crust and a sweet and nutty filling. Enjoy Pili Tarts as a delicious snack or dessert!

Pili Tarts Recipe

Ingredients: Make 32 boat tarts or 60 tarlets
1 stick ( ½ cup) butter, softened
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour

1 can (300 ml) condensed milk
1 egg yolk
1 cup glazed pili nuts, chopped
2 teaspoons water

  • Make the Crust: in a mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • With mixer on low speed, add flour and mix just until blended. Do not over mix. Over mixing creates a sticky dough and a tough crust when baked.
  • For into a dough and press dough into bottoms and sides of boat tart holders or tartlet cups, set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Meanwhile, cook all filling ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon until thick and slightly dry, about 20 minutes.
  • Cook slightly, then spoon mixture into tartlet cups or boat tarts.
  • Arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges of crust are light brown. Remove from the oven and cool.
  • Turn tartlet cups or boat tart holders upside down to release the tartlets make 32 boat tarts or about 60 tartlets. End.
How to Make Pili Tarts

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