Pineapple tarts are one of the most popular Chinese New Year goodies 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 sussing out the best Chinese New Year goodies. To help you out, here is a list of 14 pineapple tarts in Singapore, that are sure to impress when your relatives come over.
Whether it’s about getting pineapple tarts for your family, for your guests over for the festive season, or simply for stuffing yourself silly in front of Netflix, there are plenty for you to choose from.
1. Pineapple Tarts Singapore
I don’t think I could ever get bored of pineapple tarts, but that doesn’t mean I can’t switch things up with the help of Pineapple Tarts Singapore, right? Your usual CNY Goodies have been upgraded, with a uniquely Singaporean fusion twist that’ll integrate the traditional flavours with something modern and special.
Promising only the highest quality of ingredients baked fresh and lovingly handmade, Pineapple Tarts Singapore boasts a plethora of unexpected flavours—their Double Truffle Charcoal Truffle Pineapple Tarts (S$30.90) boasts an eye-catching, black exterior unlike regular tarts.
My fellow mala fanatics will not want to miss out on their Siao La Mala Pineapple Tarts (S$27.90.), which will take the spicy numbness from mala and combine it with sweet pineapple jam for an ultimate sweet-spicy treat.
They offer free delivery for orders above S$100, which won’t be a problem for me, especially since they’ve got YOlkLO Salted Egg Pineapple Tarts (S$29.90); I’m a huge fan of anything salted egg, and this is already on my ‘to-try’ list.
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2. Wang Lai Bakery
Wang Lai Bakery is not an unfamiliar name to us Singaporeans, especially if your family makes it a point to pick up CNY Goodies in Chinatown. Their handmade and homemade recipes have been passed down for four generations, so you’ll be getting nothing less than authentic, buttery flavours.
Aptly named Melt in Your Mouth Pineapple Tarts (S$18.90), these buttery round balls are baked to golden perfection and filled with the sweet pineapple jam I look forward to every Chinese New Year. I personally would opt for the Melt in Your Mouth Open Face Pineapple Tarts (S$16.90)—that buttery crust just looks so divine, doesn’t it?
Wang Lai Bakery is offering free delivery for orders above S$100, so if you’re looking for something to gift this festive season, my humble vote will always be for a good ol’ tub filled with pineapple tarts.
3. Ding Bakery
With over 90,000 award-winning Chinese New Year goodies snapped up last year, Ding Bakery is back again to satisfy those sweet tooth cravings with a delectable assortment of pineapple tart variations. No matter your preference for traditional or modern iterations, you’re sure to find one that’s irresistible at Ding Bakery.
Every batch is prepared using only the freshest and best ingredients–masterly handcrafted with their ageless, award-winning recipe. Take for example the Award-winning Premium Melt-in-your-mouth Pineapple Ball (S$22.90), which will absolutely win over your family and friends. There’s also the Award-Winning Nyonya Pineapple Tarts (S$18.90 for 320g) that’s open-faced-shaped and carries just enough crumbly, buttery pastry to complement the in-house-made pineapple jam.
Speaking of crumbly crusts, if you really want to amp up your pineapple tart experience, they also have the Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pineapple Ball (French Butter) (S$20.90 for 400g). To add some excitement to your CNY celebrations, they’ve added new flavours to their line-up—after years of research and experimentation. First, is the Melt-In-Your-Mouth Matcha Pineapple Ball (S$21.90 for 390g), ideal for those who can appreciate a nuanced bitterness to complement tangy-sweet pineapple jam.
Then, there’s Premium Charcoal Pineapple Ball (S$21.90 for 390g) for a visually intriguing presentation of a classic favourite. There’s also the Premium Melt-In-Your-Mouth Mango Pineapple Roll (S$18.90 for 310g) where you’ll get to relish the tropical sweetness of these two fruits in this new, improved recipe.
All of Ding Bakery’s pastries are halal-certified, so they make excellent gifts for everyone! They’re also preservative-free and pride themselves on being less sweet so that you can easily enjoy more with less guilt. If you’re not convinced yet, you can even head down to their tasting venue for a sample before committing—but we’re sure you’ll be pretty delighted by their impeccable quality.
There’s free delivery available for orders above S$100, with an affordable S$8 delivery charge for orders less than S$100. Be sure to place your orders early to avoid disappointment!
4. Zee & Elle
Priding themselves on creating the most stunning, minimalist edible works of art, let Zee & Elle fill your home with delightful CNY pineapple tarts that will surely be the centre of attention. Lo and behold their Black Tea Pineapple Tarts (S$32.90)—buttery, crumbly, and oh-so-beautifully aromatic.
The handmade tarts are made with the finest Earl Grey black tea-infused dough and generously filled with premium pineapple paste, for an unparalleled smokey, tangy bite, each and every time. Another unique creation to look out from them is their refreshingly sweet yet citrusy Mango Yuzu Tarts. All their bakes are preservative-free, so you know you’re treating yourself to one of the best quality pineapple tarts in town.
Currently, they’re offering 10% off when you purchase their bundle, consisting of their cookies/tarts and Gryphon’s Cold Brew Tea. There’s also free flexi-delivery for orders above S$100, with pre-orders for CNY ending on 25 January 2022, 5pm.
5. Bread Garden
Bread Garden is a halal-certified local bakery that has been refining its recipes for festive goodies for over 40 years. This year, bring home delectable Premium Pineapple Tart (S$26.80)—their best-sellers, in fact—possessing the perfect ratio of buttery pastry to citrusy pineapple paste.
We bet you won’t be able to get enough of these crumbly treats. The Premium Pineapple Tart is also adorably bite-sized, so you can easily pop a few at one go. Talk about addictive!
They are proudly 100% handmade, have no preservatives, and only use natural and the best ingredients. There are even vegetarian and egg-free options, so everyone in the household can enjoy these timely treats.
If you want to intrigue your guests, how about trying their Premium Charcoal Pineapple Tart (S$27.80)? It’s blended with charcoal powder, for a richer, earthier taste. For a limited time—until 17 January 2022—place an order of six bottles to enjoy a complimentary one! During this CNY 2022, they are also extending islandwide delivery with a flat fee of S$20 with no minimum purchase required.
Better yet, if you purchase S$200 or above, the delivery fee is waived altogether.
6. True Blue Cuisine
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$40 per 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.
7. Crystal Jade
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 per box of eight pieces) has a buttery crust. Smooth and satiating to both the lips and the taste buds indeed!
Apart from that, these golden orbs 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.
8. Amethyst Pastry & Cakes
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 per 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.
The winner of Jurong Point Shopping Centre’s ‘The Search for the Best Pineapple Tart’ competition, Kele‘s pineapple tarts shot to fame. And no wonder, because Kele maintains a thirty-year-old family recipe.
For CNY 2022, they’re pairing up with beloved tea brand Gryphon to create a Kele x Gryphon® Golden Osmanthus Bundle Set (S$69.90, U.P. S$87.80). Available for ordering from 13 January 2022, the bundle set features a tin of Golden Osmanthus Pineapple Tarts (U.P. S$36.80 for 700g), Golden Osmanthus Tea (U.P. S$32 for 50g), and a specially designed Kele x Gryphon® Onigiri Bag worth S$18.90.
Elsewhere, they also have Tangerine Pineapple Balls (S$35.80) that whose signature soft buttery is crust now is now infused with hints of tangerine. Talk about a modern twist!
10. Bengawan Solo
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 per regular box) and Premium Pineapple Tarts (S$39.80 per 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 a flaky pastry and slightly fibrous fruit. I would say that it was a good blend of both flavour and texture.
Started in 2003, Bakeinc started as a humble neighbourhood bakery that now boasts one of the tastiest pineapple tarts for the festive season. For CNY 2022, they are offering not one, but three types to tickle your fancy.
Pick from either Original Pineapple Pillow Tart (S$20.80 for 450g), Cheese Pineapple Pillow Tart (S$20.80 for 450g), or Pineapple Flower Tart (S$22.80 for 480g). The Original is a smooth, buttery pastry wrapped around a not-too-sweet pineapple filling that melts in your mouth, while the Cheese Pineapple marries the savoury and sweet nuances of pineapple and cheese to present a unique take on a CNY classic.
The Pineapple Flower Tart is an open-face pineapple tart that hits all the right notes with its crumbly, buttery base, and topped with a mildly sweet pineapple filling.
Their pineapple tarts are also proudly preservative-free and lower in sugar, for those wanting to watch their waistlines just a lil’ this feasting season. Do note that, at the time of writing, they’re not taking delivery orders and are only accepting self-collection.
12. Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry
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.
For CNY 2022, they’re offering a Premium CNY Gift Box consisting of:
- A box of pineapple Tarts (10 pieces)
- Four sachets of Monogram Jasmine Silk Pearl Tea
- Four sachets of Monogram Snow Peony Tea
To order, drop them an e-mail here.
Alternatively, each of their Golf Ball Tarts is available in three packaging sizes, namely 20-piece bottle, 10-piece bottle, and 10-piece box. Each handcrafted spherical tart carries a buttery crust enclosing handmade pineapple jam that’s smoother compared to the more fibrous pineapple filling of other brands.
They also don’t use any pork or lard in their manufacturing, so it’ll make for the perfect housewarming for everyone. Do take note, if you’re planning to place orders for CNY 2022, their pre-orders have been fulfilled, but you can certainly try your luck walking in to buy from their store.
13. Mirana Cake House
Good news for those who out there who have a sweet tooth. The Chinese New Year Pineapple Tarts (S$15 per 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 a buttery texture. The sweetness of the pineapple filling and the aroma of the buttery crust lingers with a pleasant aftertaste.
14. The Pine Garden
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 per 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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