Monday, January 20, 2014

Coconut Tarts

I have always loved coconuts and so I decided I baked coconut filled tarts. I like the idea of preparing the coconut filling a day or 2 ahead. Since I am no experts in making this tarts, I thought I better make sure I give myself plenty of time to not ruin my effort.

Coconut Filling Ingredients:
 7 oz sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup unsweetened dessicated coconut
3 og cream cheese
1 egg white
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp water
1 tsp syrup (pancake syrup)
1 tsp vanilla

In a small pan, heat sugar, water, syrup and vanilla till blended and dissolved.
In a mixer, mix together cream cheese and egg white.
Add to mixer the sweetened coconut, followed by 1/3 cup of dessicated coconut.
Mix well.
Set the other 2/3 cup of dessicated coconut in a small bowl for dusting.
Roll small balls and dusting to coat with dessicated coconut. ( depending on how big you want , I make 80 fairly tiny ones ).
Set aside in fridge if you are not ready to use yet.

Tart Shell Ingredients:
1 3/4 cup flour
1 stick of margarine ( 1/2 cup )
1 egg
2-3 tsp of water if needed.

Mixed all tart shell ingredient in a mixer and mix well till dough is well incorporated and soft the touch.
Dough should soft and rollable.
Pinch 1 inch size ball dough, roll out with tart roller or rolling pin to form a 2 and 3/4 inch strip.
Place a coconut ball on strip and roll tight and tuck the end to bottom.

Heat up oven at 350 degree.
Whip an egg in small bowl as egg wash. Using a kitchen brush, brush each coconut tart with egg wash.
Bake tarts for 20 - 25 mins until  tarts look shiny and golden.
Cool and store in containers.


I am linking this post to Bake Along event, Chinese New Year Cookies for the month of Jan 2014 organised by Lena of Frozen Wing, Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Joyce of Kitchen Flavours.


  1. Hi Joanne,

    Nice to know you via Bake-along and lots of CNY baking :D

    I'm not exactly a coconut lover but like the way you baked your nastar looking coconut tarts.

    Happy to be your latest follower and hope to stay connected via blogging and baking :D


    1. Thank you for being my follower... makes my day :)

  2. i am a super coconut lover and this is good coconut . Joanne , you are a cookie artisan :)

  3. Hi Joanne,
    I love coconut in bakes and have never thought of making these as tarts before. Sounds good!
    Thanks for linking! Hope you can join us again in our future Bake-Along!

    1. I look forward to be active in your Bake-Along, very exciting :D

  4. i saw cream cheese! dont know why always think that cream cheese in anything is good! :D

    btw , you can also link this post to this months LTU, they are doing cheese as the theme. Alice is the host

  5. oh yeah, i will include the name coconut tart at our bake along linky for easier reference for others.

    1. Thank you Lena :) I noticed that I messed up but couldn't figure out how to correct that mistake.