Unique pineapple tarts in Singapore

 

Bak Kwa Pineapple Tarts cover image

Image adapted from: Old Seng Choon

We all love pineapple tarts and no matter how many we’ve eaten, there always seems to be space for one more. And so we reach for another. And another. Before you know it, half the box is gone.

Pineapple tart enthusiasts, here’s where it gets better: other than the usual traditional pineapple tarts, there are also other variations of it – some with durian, chicken skin, and even bak kwa!

Here’s a list of 12 quirky pineapple tart flavours you can get in Singapore, to spice things up this CNY:

 

1. Rose Pineapple Tarts – Kele

 

 Kele Rose Pineapple Tarts

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With a stark pink colour that’s bound to attract the attention of anyone, Rose Pineapple Tarts are the latest addition to Kele’s range of Pineapple Tart flavours. The rose-infused pastry adds a tinge of sweetness to the tart in both its flavour and scent. And you’ve got to admit that they’re really pretty to look at.

Kele has a whole range of pineapple tart flavours available, including Cocoa and Golden Cheese too. 

Price: $28.80/box 

Address: 2 Smith St, Singapore 058917
Telephone: 6560 1249
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2. Bo Lo Pineapple Tarts – Crystal Jade

 

With soft insides and a thick sugary crust, each bite of a Bo Lo Bao carries a variety of flavours and textures. Now, imagine that Bo Lo Bao shrunk down into a tart. 

Crystal Jade Bolo Pineapple Tarts

Image credit: Crystal Jade

That’s what Crystal Jade offers with their new invention, the Bo Lo Pineapple Tarts. One bite and you’re greeted with an explosion of crumbled crust, exactly like in a Bo Lo bao. They even carry the exact same aroma!

Price: $19.80/24 pieces

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3. Chicken Skin Pineapple Tarts – Out of the Cake Box

 

Out of the cake box Bolo pineapple tarts

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The bestselling pineapple tart from Out of The Cake Box may look like any ordinary pineapple ball on the surface. But take a bite into a Chix Skin Pineapple Tart and you’ll taste a savouriness that sets it apart from the traditional variety. 

Deep-fried chicken skin is crushed and mixed into the pastry, making every bite extra crunchy. With an additional layer of spiced chicken powder wrapping each ball, these tarts offer a nostalgic flavour similar to that of a Chicken In A Biskit cracker for just $22.60/16 pieces.

Price: $22.80/16 pieces

Address: 45 Telok Blangah Drive, #01-173, Singapore 100045
Telephone: 6271 1975
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4. XO Golden Pillow Pineapple Tarts – Bakerzin

 

Bakerzin XO Golden Pillow Pineapple Tarts

Image credit: Bakerzin

If you’re looking for a taste of alcohol while staying sobre this CNY, try some XO Golden Pillow Pineapple Tarts by Bakerzin for $29.91/18 pieces.

Pre-soaked in premium XO liquor (Cognac brandy) for a month, each tart carries a light, yet noticeable alcohol flavour that sets it apart from traditional pineapple tarts. The wolfberry extract adds tanginess to the filling, whilst letting the pineapple maintain its predominant flavour.

These pineapple tarts definitely take it up a notch when it comes to tasting atas.

Price: $29.91/18 pieces
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5. Chrysanthemum Pineapple Tarts – Bakerzin

 

Chrysanthemum tea is everyone’s go-to drink of the season and pineapple tarts, the go-to snack. Combine them both and boom, you’ve got Chrysanthemum Pineapple Tarts from Bakerzin.

  Chrysanthemum Pineapple Tarts - Bakerzin

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The light floral Chrysanthemum flavour complements the pineapple filling well. These little tarts even have dog faces stamped on them, perfect for ushering in the year of the dog!

This pineapple tart is part of Bakerzin’s Assorted Pineapple Tarts box, with 6 pieces per flavour for $22.24.

Price: $22.24/18 pieces
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6. Chocolate Pineapple Tarts – Emicakes

 

Heads up to all chocoholics, here’s a pineapple tart that you won’t be able to resist. Emicakes has come up with Chocolate Pineapple Tarts, and they can be yours to feast on for just $26.80/24 pieces.

   Emicakes Chocolate pineapple tarts

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These tarts look just like mini-brownies, and their crust tastes like it too – just with a slightly more solid texture, with a flaky top crust. The pineapple filling adds a slightly sour hint to the sweet chocolatey pastry.

Head down to any one of their 10 outlets islandwide for a box. If you spend $50 and above, free delivery is available.

Price: $26.80/24 pieces
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7. Cheese Pineapple Tarts – Amethyst Pastry & Tarts

 

Everybody loves cheese. So by default, it’s not hard for everyone to love Cheese Pineapple Tarts either. And while there have been many copycats over the years, none can beat the original ones from Amethyst Pastry & Tarts

 Cheese Pineapple Tarts - Amethyst Pastry & Tarts

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A layer of cheese coats each ball and complements the pineapple filling well. Indulge in these bite-sized tarts for $26.00/36 pieces, and because they’re bite-sized, they can easily be popped into your mouth one after another. Just be careful not to go too crazy with them, these little goodies can be addictive! 

Price: $26.00/36 pieces

Address: 524A Jelapang Rd, Singapore 671524
Tel: 9733 6091
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8. Yuzu Pineapple Rolls – The Pine Garden

 

Before you reach for another pineapple tart, you might want to remember that 7 of those have the same amount of calories as a bowl of rice. Yep, 1 whole bowl of rice. But worry not – the Yuzu Pineapple Rolls from The Pine Garden were specifically made to have a lower sugar content than the usual pineapple tarts. 

 Yuzu Pineapple Rolls - The Pine Garden

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Infused with Yuzu directly imported from Japan, the pineapple filling carries an underlying citrusy zest while retaining its original flavour. 

For $30.50/25 pieces, you can now feast on some pineapple tarts while feeling slightly less guilty about it.

Price: $30.50/25 pieces

Telephone: 6457 6159
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9. Hae Bee Hiam (spicy dried shrimp) – Bakerzin

 

If you don’t know what hae bee hiam is, it’s the spicy shrimp filling in those tiny rolls you always eat during CNY.  So imagine taking those and pineapple tarts, and putting them both in your mouth at the same time. Yep, that’s the explosion of flavour you’ll get with Bakerzin’s Hae Bee Hiam Pineapple Tarts this year. 

 Bakerzin Hae Bee Hiam (Spicy dried shrimp) Pineapple Tart

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Hae Bee Hiam Pineapple Tarts may be confusing upon first bite. Chock full with hae bee hiam, its spicy and umami flavours seemingly clash against the sweetness of the pineapple filling and pastry at first. But after the second bite, you’ll appreciate the unique blend of flavours.

This pineapple tart is part of Bakerzin’s Assorted Pineapple Tarts box, with 6 pieces per flavour for $22.24.

Price: $22.24/18 pieces
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10. Bak Kwa Pineapple Tarts – Old Seng Choon

 

Bak Kwa Pineapple Tarts - Old Seng Choon

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Being shaped like an ingot isn’t the only thing that makes this pineapple tart unique. A combination of both our favourite sweet and savoury CNY goodies, each Bak Kwa Pineapple Tart from Old Seng Choon has chunks of bak kwa stuffed into the pineapple filling. 

Get a box of 10 ingots for $21.60 as a prosperous CNY treat. 

Price: $21.60/10 pieces

Address: 171 Kampong Ampat, #05-04, KA Foodlink, Singapore 368330
Telephone: 6282 0220
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11. Hazelnut Butter Pineapple Tarts – Out of the Cake Box

 

Fusion goodies have been all the hype lately and Out of The Cake Box is certainly no stranger to confections with special twists, and it’s no different with their CNY goodies. This time, they’ve given their pineapple tarts a Western spin.

Hazelnut Butter Pineapple Tarts - Out of the Cake Box

Image credit: Out of the Cake Box

Priced at $22.60/16 pieces, the pastry of these Beurre Noisette Pineapple Tarts is made with butter roasted till golden brown, a french baking technique. There isn’t actually any hazelnut in these tarts, but the slightly charred flavour gives them a nutty aroma. 

You’d definitely be licking up the crumbs of this one!

Price: $22.80/16 pieces

Address: 45 Telok Blangah Drive, #01-173, Singapore 100045
Telephone: 6271 1975
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BONUS: Durian Tarts – Emicakes

 

The King of Fruits has certainly lived up to its title by making its way into all sorts of CNY goodies. From Durian Bak Kwa to Durian steamboat, we now have… Durian Tarts!

Durian Tarts Singapore Emicakes

Image credit: Emicakes

Emicakes is known for their Durian delicacies, so it’s no surprise that they are the first – and so far only – bakery in Singapore to come up with Durian Tarts. Premium D24 durians are used for the filling, with buttery batter for the crust – ultimate richness.

Tip: chill the tart before eating for a smoother durian texture.

Price: $32.80/24 pieces
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Pineapple tarts to order for Chinese New Year 2018

 

While pineapple tarts, bak kwa and ang paos are the highlights of every CNY, they’re only there to help you bond with your families and friends. As you pick up a pineapple tart this year, don’t forget to pass the tub to someone else and strike up a conversation while you’re at it!