Tongan Pie (Jelly Roll)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by miss_heyrara

This is a recipe that is infamous among Tongans. We call it Tongan Pie but it is more like a jelly roll. Use your favorite jelly or jam, peach/pineapple and grape are popular favorites. Also can roll out the dough & use biscuit cutter to make tarts instead. I'm submitting here so I won't lose the recipe again!

Top Review by Mssuka

Thank you for posting the recipe! My aunty told me how to make them before, but I totally forgot. Doesn't help that I don't cook often :) really do appreciate the posting. Keep them coming :) btw, I'm Tongan myself. Malo

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour, sugar & powder well.
  2. Cut margarine in small cubes (cut long ways then short ways for tiny cubes).
  3. Throw margarine cubes into flour, then work it into flour until evenly broken up--much like making a pie crust.
  4. Add eggs (mix first in separate bowl) and rub together until even.
  5. Add milk & mix until not sticky but balls up.
  6. Roll out on floured surface about 1/4-1/3" thick.
  7. Spread with jam or jelly on entire surface leaving 1/2 " space along edges.
  8. Roll dough into one large log & fold ends under to keep jelly from oozing out.
  9. Transfer to foil lined cookie sheet.
  10. Bake at 275 degrees for 45 minutes.

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