This was the dessert I made for our Chinese New Year dinner a couple of weeks ago.
originally intended to make my own crust but as I ran out of time, I
made do with a ready-made crust. The filling, however, is homemade, as I
made it ahead a day before.
fresh pineapples that I bought from the market was a bit on the sour
side, the pineapples not being fully ripe yet. I seriously did not want
a ton of sugar in the filling, so I used some over-ripe mangoes that
lola N's brother gave us (they have several trees and this year's
harvest was more than they could handle!!!)
150 grams ripe mangoes (about 3/4 cup mashed flesh)
250 grams pineapple chunks (about 1-1/3 to 1-1/2 cups chunks)
about 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar
large pinch of mixed spice
1 teaspoon calamansi juice
everything in a thick saucepan and cook (over low to medium heat) until
thickened. (while the filling was cooking I felt it was still a bit
sour so I added about half a tablespoon honey to take the sour edge
off). The recipe makes about 2 cups "jam" or filling.