What is Chinese New Year without pineapple tarts right? Pineapple tarts are the favourite snack on Chinese New Year as pineapple symbolises wealth and luck. And there are also many different versions of Pineapple tarts which are available. Some prefer the open faced ones while some prefers the balls type. This dough recipe works fine for either style. You can also add pandan paste to make it into a pandan version or cheese powder for funkier taste.