Last Updated: February 4, 2020
Pineapple tarts are one of the most popular Chinese New Year delicacies of which almost every household in Singapore considers a must-have during this festive season. Whether they are ball-shaped, rolls or open-faced tarts, everyone seems to enjoy these buttery and crumbly sweet treats.
With the festive season around the corner, I believe many of us are getting ourselves down to serious shopping and sourcing of Chinese New Year goodies. And you just can’t miss out on pineapple tarts!
Here’s a list with the 13 best pineapple tarts in Singapore, with taste as the main judging criteria. Yes, some might cost a little more than others.
Whether it is about getting pineapple tarts for your family, for your guests over for the festive season, or simply for your own eating pleasure, you can definitely find pineapple tarts which cater to your preferences.
Simply named Pineapple Tarts Singapore, this online pastry store offers Chinese New Year goodies made with fresh and premium ingredients. The best part? You can get it delivered straight to your doorstep!
I particularly enjoyed their YOlkLO Salted Egg Pineapple Tarts (S$26.90/bottle of 20 pieces). Buttery and soft, the crust melted easily once I popped it in my mouth. The creamy salted egg blended into the crust added a savoury touch to the tarts.
With the sweet and sour pineapple jam filling, each bite was perfectly balanced. I liked that the pineapple filling was thick and gooey, but not too sweet.
I would recommend getting one bottle all for yourself because it’s super addictive! I ate five pieces before forcing myself to stop. They also offer Cheezylicious Cheese Pineapple Tarts (S$24.90/bottle of 20 pieces) for those with adventurous tastebuds. Otherwise, pick up a bottle of their signature Melt In Your Mouth Pineapple Tarts (S$22.90/bottle of 20 pieces).
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Pineapple Tarts Singapore: 352 Clementi Avenue 2, #01-109, Singapore 120352 | Tel: +65 8481 5596 | Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 4pm (Sat), Closed on Sun | Website
Upholding a strong Peranakan heritage, the recipe here at True Blue Cuisine is passed down from the chef-owner’s great-grandmother. At this bakery along Armenian Street, they crimp the patterns on the pineapple tarts by hand.
The Pineapple Tarts (S$38/box of 12 pieces) from this bakery are huge and chewy with a thin tart crust. On top of that, the pineapple jam is dense with a solid sweet flavour. The light and crumbly crust serve as a good contrast with the pineapple jam further accentuating the best parts of this delicacy.
True Blue Cuisine: 49 Armenian Street, Singapore 179937 | Tel: +65 6440 0449 | Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Sat – Thu), 10am – 9pm (Fri) | Website
Launched in 2014, Bakerzin has been voted as one of the Top 3 Yummiest Pineapple Tarts in 2015 by The Sunday Times. Bakerzin’s traditional Yuanbao Pineapple Tarts (S$29.80/box of 21 pieces), as well as the all-new Parmesan Cheese Pineapple Tarts (S$29.80/box of 21 pieces), are must-try delicacies this Lunar New Year.
Biting into the Yuanbao Pineapple Tart releases the fruity flavours of unadulterated pineapple jam. With its shape and design resembling an ingot, each piece of this savoury treat will be guaranteed satisfaction to your taste buds and add to the festive spirit.
As for the Parmesan Cheese Pineapple Tarts, the buttery pastry is redolent with Parmesan cheese. The combination of the salty cheese and the lightly-spiced pineapple filling is a match made in heaven.
Bakerzin: 101 Thomson Road, United Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 307591 | Tel: +65 6251 5550 | Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays) | Other Locations | Website
I have high standards when it comes to pineapple tarts. They have to be buttery, moist, and just the right amount of crumbly such that it melts in your mouth. No one wants dry or overly sweet pineapple tarts that lodge themselves uncomfortably in your throat.
Ding Bakery specialises in handmade Chinese New Year goodies and has won multiple accolades so you can be sure this is the good stuff. One of their most celebrated wares has to be their SCS Butter Pineapple Tart (S$18.90). A little pale with a splotchy egg wash, I was undoubtedly a little sceptical about Ding Bakery’s pineapple tart.
With slightly uneven edges, this buttery pineapple tart was proof that sometimes appearances might not be everything. A fine and silky pastry layer enveloped a tangy and sweet pineapple paste centre; it was difficult to stop at one.
With a distinct homemade quality, these flaxen orbs are well worth the calories for me.
Ding Bakery: 39A Jalan Pemimpin, #03-01C, Singapore 577183 | Tel: +65 9618 3746 | Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm (Mon -Sat), 1pm – 4.30pm (Sun) | Website
A hybrid of a pineapple tart and a bo lo pau (baked pineapple bun), Crystal Jade’s legendary Fortune Bo Lo Pineapple Tarts (S$10.80/box of 8 pieces) has a buttery crust. Smooth and satiating to both the lips and the taste buds indeed!
Apart from that, the pineapple tarts from here have a light and flaky texture. You can taste the genuine bo lo fragrance and texture, with an added degree of crunch to it.
Amethyst Pastry & Cakes claims to be the creator of cheese flavoured pineapple tarts. Nonetheless, we are aware of many copycats around.
The Amethyst Pineapple Tarts (S$26/small box) are glazed with cheese. This salty and crispy layer goes well with the sweet filling inside.
However, the pineapple fillings are a bit too moist and tasted a bit too sweet. Nevertheless, the tarts are perfectly bite-sized, and the outer crust gives a delectable, crispy texture.
Amethyst Pastry & Cakes: Blk 524A Jelapang Road, Greenridge Shopping Centre, #02-04, Singapore 671524 | Tel: +65 6759 2338 | Website
The winner of Jurong Point Shopping Centre’s ‘The Search for the Best Pineapple Tart’ competition, Kele’s pineapple tarts have shot into fame. And no wonder, because Kele maintains a thirty-year-old family recipe.
Kele Cake’s Pineapple Tarts (S$23.80/small box) come in two forms — open-faced and golden balls. The former isn’t too hard nor crumbly in terms of its crust and is topped with a thick portion of pineapple jam that is the perfect blend of sweet and sour flavours.
A large, local franchise bakery with a sound establishment over the past three decades, Bengawan Solo’s pineapple tarts are considered legendary. The pineapple tarts come in two forms — Regular Pineapple Tarts (S$19.80/regular box) and Premium Pineapple Tarts (S$39.80/box).
The tarts taste sour upon biting into them, but do not get your hopes down so soon. Consecutive chews of this savoury treat reveal a buttery texture balanced with flaky pastry and slightly fibrous fruit. I would say that it was a good blend of both flavour and texture.
While it is extremely hard to resist the fattening pineapple tarts, why not opt for a healthier version by Cedele? These handmade Cedele Handmade Pineapple Tarts (S$22/tub) are trans-fat free.
Yet, they remain as buttery and fragrant as ever. The pineapple jam isn’t too sweet as well and the only problem I have with this is just how delicious they are, because it’s hard to stop at just one.
Cedele Bakery Cafe: 252 North Bridge Road, Raffles City Shopping Centre, #B1-02A, Singapore 179103 | Tel: +65 6334 4828 | Opening Hours: 8am – 9.30pm (Mon – Thu), 8am – 10pm (Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat & Public Holiday), 9am – 9.30pm (Sun) | Other Outlets | Website
Claiming to be the first in Singapore to come up with golf ball shaped pineapple tarts, these tarts from Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry are round and fat in terms of their physical composition and appearance.
Each of these Golf Ball Tarts (S$10/9 pieces) have a buttery crust enclosing handmade pineapple jam that’s smoother compared to the more fibrous pineapple filling of other brands.
If you prefer a more crumbly crust and smoother pineapple jam texture, you’ll fall in love with Le Cafe’s golf ball tarts.
Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry: 31/33 Mackenzie Road, #01-01, Singapore 228686| Tel: +65 6337 2417 | Opening Hours: 10.30am – 7pm (Mon – Sat), 10.30am – 4pm (Sun & Public Holidays) | Other Outlets | Website
Good news for those who out there who have a sweet tooth. The Chinese New Year Pineapple Tarts (S$15/25 pieces) from Mirana Cake House come with sweet, fresh and juicy pineapple filling.
The entire piece melts in the mouth instantly with a smooth and savoury taste balanced with buttery texture. The sweetness of the pineapple filling and the aroma of the buttery crust lingers with a pleasant aftertaste.
Living up to its name, SunnyHill Pineapple Cakes (S$25/box of 10 pieces) are made from freshly selected pineapples found on the hills of Ba Gua (Eight Tigram) Mountain in Taiwan. They are then sun-dried and combined with the purest ingredients.
These pineapple cakes from SunnyHills, also known as feng li su in Mandarin, are a good substitute when compared to the common open-faced pineapple tarts or golf ball shaped tarts that seem to have a smaller serving size. Each piece of this delicacy exudes a tangy sweetness upon bite, leaving you salivating for more of it.
SunnyHills: 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City Tower B, #B1-27A, Takashimaya, Singapore 238872 | Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Daily) | Website
Based on a hand-me-down family recipe, each batch from The Pine Garden is made by slowly cooking freshly grated pineapple. The Handmade Pineapple Tarts (S$27/30 pieces) came with a generous topping of pineapple jam on rich buttery pastry that crumbles in your mouth.
Not overly buttery, the pineapple to tart ratio is stellar.
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