Pineapple tarts add a fragrant, buttery and sweet touch during the Chinese New Year celebrations. These flaky little golden balls are perhaps the most popular and beloved CNY goodies that every household must absolutely have. With Pineapple Tart open season, we have scoured the streets and corners to bring you our top nine recommendations of the most flavour lingering, perfect balance of sweet and sour, softest, freshest and wholesome Pineapple Tarts you can bring home and indulge in their perfect taste right now.
1. Sunny Hills
Their “Taste of Sunshine” is self evident in the generous filling of Pineapple jam. These thick rectangular shaped pieces successfully manage to deliver the freshness of Earth Pineapples native to Taiwan. The unique choice of wrapping every individual piece and simplicity of presentation are contrast to the densely textured Pineapple jam which holds a smooth sweet and sour balance.
10 tarts/box – $24.80 (excl. GST)
16 tarts/box – $38.80 (excl. GST)
New SunnyHills Flahship at Raffles, welcome for some tea, 3 Seah Street, Singapore 188379
“One tart is better than 20 lousy ones” by Bryan Gan, Singapore’s Health Guru
“Best pineapple cakes from blind test, and also healthiest” by Trialsaurus
Order Online: Sunny Hills
2. Pineapple Tarts Singapore
As straightforward as the name is, their pineapple tarts are anything but. These amazing little fragrant buttery balls are filled with the perfect balance of sweet and sour. More importantly the ratio between crust and pineapple jam is on point. You may find it hard to believe but even after indulging in the 20 pieces that come in each tin, you’ll end up wanting more and more. Keeping that in mind, Pineapple Tarts Singapore has 4 flavours to choose from. Original, Cheese, Salted Egg & Mala which happens to be a new addition, you can mix and match these flavours to relish in Pineapple wholesomeness. The Mala flavour definitely surprised us the most. The absolute delightful combo of mala and sweetness is lip-smacking. You should certainly give this one a try. It’s bound to be one of your favourites as well.
Original Pineapple Tarts – $22.90
Cheese Pineapple Tarts – $24.90
Salted Egg Pineapple Tarts – $26.90
Mala Pineapple Tarts – $27.90
352 Clementi Ave 2, Singapore 120352
Order Online: Pineapple Tarts
3. Baker’s Brew Studio
Baker’s Brew Studio intends to take you for a walk down the memory lane with their Pineapple Tarts this year with their “Peranakan Nostalgia” theme. Packaged in a bright yellow tin container, these cylindrical or pillow shaped pineapple tarts do an excellent job of reminding you of old school biscuit tins. The pineapple tarts are less sugary but still manage to bring that classic taste with the pastry made with butter and cheese filled with Thai pineapple jam. The moist and balance of sweet and salty flavours make the nostalgia even more flavourful.
Peranakan Pineapple Tarts – $26.80
Orchard Road #05-46, Singapore 238859
Order Online: Baker’s Brew
4. A Slice of Life
Founded in 2017, as an online bakery well known for their buttercream cakes, A Slice Of Life comes with possibly the cutest and heart warming Pineapple Tart design which showcases their creativity and spirit. These bite sized charming rat faced pineapple tarts were perhaps the surprise of the lot. The pineapple jam is neither too sweet nor sour which makes them perfect and the crust is soft. The tarts successfully manage to bring through that homely feeling. We’re certain that with such tasty tarts ASOL are on their way to become a household name.
Signature Pineapple Tarts – $28
Rat Bites Pineapple Tarts – $32
*ASOL won’t be taking any orders from 23 January to 28 January 2020. More ordering slots will be opened after 28 January.
5. L.E. Cafe Confectionery & Pastry
Perhaps L.E. Cafe is one of those pastry shops that needs no introduction. If you are looking to indulge in the Pineapple tarts, then these golf ball sized multiple bites requiring delights are perfect for you. The smooth and ample pineapple jam encompasses beautifully within the buttery crust and the crust melts oh so smoothly in your mouth to let that sweetness come through. Be careful not to fill up on these addictive pineapple snacks and leave room for some dinner.
10 pcs pineapple tarts – $15.50/bot
20 pcs pineapple tarts – $26.50/bot
Premium Giftset – $48.00/box
31/33 Mackenzie Road, #01-01, Singapore 228686
Order Online: L.E. Cafe
PrimaDéli offers you an option to choose from either Supreme Pineapple Tarts which are classic round shaped tarts or Pillow Pineapple Tarts which are as the name suggests are pillow shaped tarts. Whichever option you go for, the only thing that matters is that they taste amazing. But, before you taste you are bound to be impressed by their packaging. Packed in a decorative rectangular air tight box which you’ll surely want to keep for storage makes these tarts even more appealing. The buttery, crumbly flaky skin encases caramelised pineapple jam which makes for an optimal crust to filling ratio. So you get to enjoy these tasty treats and get to keep the beautiful box as well. Sounds like a perfect deal to us.
Supreme Pineapple Tarts – $25.80
Pillow Pineapple Tarts – $19.80
8-12 Kallang Avenue #01-29A Aperia Mall, Singapore 339511
Order: Visit any of their mutilpe outles. Find your nearest outlet HERE
7. Irvins Salted Egg
Irvins Pineapple tart is undoubtedly the most unique among all the one we’ve tried. These tarts are bound to bring excitement to your home and for all your visitors. The large ball shaped beauties which happen to be a bit larger than Le Café’s have a distinct golden crust. And that’s just the beginning, pop these tarts in the microwave oven for 8 seconds and see the oozing egg filling grace your tastebuds. To take things to the next level, Irvins also have a hazelnut flavour as well made to wow you and wow they do.
Salted Egg Pineapple Tarts – $20.00
Salted Egg Pineapple Tarts (Hazelnut) – $20.00
68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #B2-19, 238839
Order Online: Irvins Salted Egg
8. Old Seng Choong
Known as the home of Singaporean inspired cookies, Old Seng Choong is offering three varieties of pineapple tarts this year. Original, yuzu and fig tarts being the newest addition. We were lucky enough to try the fig pineapple tarts. The tarts are quite dense and surprisingly the cinnamon taste is a bit strong. There is a subtle taste of fig but the jam filling is truly generous. So, if you’re tired of the same old flavours give this one a go.
Original Pineapple Tart 10 pcs – $26.80, 18 pcs – $42.80
Yuzu Pineapple Tart 10 pcs – $29.80, 18 pcs – $48.80
Fig Pineapple Tart 10 pcs – $29.80, 18 pcs – $48.80
Assorted (all 3 flavours, 6 each) $48.80
1. The Central @ Clarke Quay
6 Eu Tong Sen St #01-48
11AM to 10PM
+65 6224 0915
2. The Shoppes at Marina Bay
2 Bayfront Avenue #01-72
10:30AM to 11PM
+65 6688 7341
Order Online: Old Seng Choong
Quite a new start-up Stackies is proud to point out that they are using Lurpak butter as their chosen ingredient for the pastry. This danish brand’s butter taste definitely comes through in their tarts along with the well balanced pineapple jam. So, if you are a butter fan and don’t mind a bit of a buttery taste then these tarts are an ideal option for you.
16 tarts/bottle – $16
20 tarts/bottle – 18
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