Kip Kerrie Ananas Tart


Sweet and savory collide in this fragrant, flakey pie



In the search for delicious pineapple dishes from around the world as part of my “5 Pineapple Dishes From 5 Countries” series, I came across a unique submission called kip kerrie ananas tart. This recipe comes to us courtesy of Pauline, who is from the Netherlands but currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal.

Pauline says that kip kerrie ananas tart translates from Dutch to English as “chicken curry pineapple pie.” In this dish, Pauline describes how there is a layer of warm puff pastry crust filled with a nicely spiced warm chicken curry. Inside the curry are little fruity explosions from the pineapple chunks. 

This dish is a favorite of Pauline’s because it contains a perfect balance of sweet, salty, and savory without being too heavy. Of course, when most people think of Dutch food, they probably don’t imagine pineapple or curry as common ingredients. But, says Pauline, things like pineapple and curry that many people associate with Asian or Caribbean countries are often found in Dutch cooking due to the country’s long and complex colonial past. This dish acts as a sort of homage to the Netherlands’ history. 

Chicken pie is very commonly eaten by Dutch people and is often found everywhere, from restaurants to grandma’s house. For Pauline, this dish takes her back to her childhood. As a kid, Pauline’s mother involved Pauline and her siblings in the kitchen as early as age 3. Each child had their own dish to cook and perfect, and Pauline’s sister’s dish was this kip kerrie ananas tart. Of course, the first few times that Pauline had this dish, it was pretty bad because her younger sister was just learning how to cook. Nowadays, Pauline loves to make kip kerrie ananas tart for all her friends in Portugal, as it reminds her of her home.

After hearing Pauline’s great story about this dish, I just had to give it a try! Making this dish was really simple yet really complex at the same time. Pauline said I could split the recipe into individual pies, but I overstuffed them, and most exploded in the oven. But, the one that worked out is amazing. The stuffing is so delicious. Normally, pineapple and chicken isn’t a combination I think about, but it works here! This dish is taken to the next level with some hot sauce. I think that this filling would even be great served over a bowl of rice.

Watch the Video

Kip Kerrie Ananas Taart


  • 1 package puff pastry thawed, if frozen
  • 500 g boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 heaped Tbsp curry powder
  • 3 Tbsp flour plus extra for rolling out pastry dough
  • ¼ liter chicken stock
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chopped into small bits
  • 1 egg yolk
  • black pepper
  • salt


  • Cut the chicken fillet into cubes.
  • Chop the onions and garlic.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and brown the chicken cubes on all sides. Fry the onion and garlic for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the curry and let it fry briefly.
  • Stir in the flour and add the broth while stirring. Let it simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add pineapple and stew for another 5 minutes with the rest. Season everything with salt and pepper. 
  • Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  • Put 6 sheets of puff pastry on top of each other and roll them out on a floured work surface into a round piece with a diameter of approx. 32 cm. Cover the inside of a casserole dish with it and prick the bottom a few times with a fork, so that holes are created in the dough and it will be well cooked later. 
  • Fill the dough base with the chicken-curry mixture. Roll out the remaining dough pieces into a lid with a diameter of approx. 26 cm. Place the dough lid on the cake and press the edges together. Cut or cut a circle in the middle. Place a small kitchen ring or rolled up strip of aluminum foil in the cut-out circle so that the steam can escape when it is in the oven.
  • Stir the egg yolk with a little milk or water and brush the dough lid with it. Place the cake in the preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes until done and golden brown. 
  • Serve warm!


You can also make these into smaller hand pies like I did in my video! 
Recipe inspired by JUMBO
Course: Dinner
Region: Europe
Keyword: Comfort food


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