Most of the new products hitting shelves this week aren't of the healthy nature: there are new almond butter cups, candy coated peanuts, and this Blushing Apple Tart. So snacks and dessert items seem to be the order of the day. Trader Joe's Blushing Apple Tart is the new addition in the freezer aisle.
Taste and review
Now, I love a good dessert. And I've tried quite a few tarts and tartes over the last couple of years. Some are better than others.
As an added bonus, this was a good excuse to turn the oven on as here in NY the temperatures are set to plunge. Any added heat is always welcome this time of year.
The standout quality here is those bright pink apple slices. Even though this tart spent a good amount of time being frozen and about 45 minutes in the oven, those apples still kept their color.
Not only did they keep their color, they also did a great job of keeping their texture.
But the other standout item here is the almond creme filling. Being that the ingredients list almond, butter, sugar, and eggs, this is essentially frangipane.
Frangipane is lighter and fluffier than marzipan, which is a confection more people might be familiar with. But the frangipane here is a very fine layer. It's enough to balance out the tart nature of the apples.
If you are tasting something sweet it is absolutely the almond creme here.
The pastry here is pretty standard for Trader Joe's desserts. It has layers but doesn't puff up too much when baked. It's crisp around the edges and less so where the topping touches.
A day or two later, it was sufficiently firm to be picked up by a fork.
But as an added bonus, this does end up looking like the picture on the box, which is always a good thing in my mind.
This is listed as three servings although I think you can push it to four given its shape.
For $4.99 for three servings it's a pretty good deal. It's far cheaper than anything you can buy at a bakery. Best of all it would make for an impressive looking last-minute dessert.
Would I buy this again? Yes, Trader Joe's Blushing Apple Tart is tasty, affordable, and well done for something that comes out of a freezer box.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The box of Trader Joe's Blushing Apple Tart:
The description on the box:
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked you get:
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Trader Joe's Blushing Apple Tart
Product Name: Trader Joe's Blushing Apple Tart
Product Description: Trader Joe's Blushing Apple Tart has a sweet, tart, and colorful topping along with the sweetness of almond cream filling.
Trader Joe's Blushing Apple Tart is a new colorful tart in the freezer section
- As pretty as the box
- Makes for a reasonable desert for potentially four
- A balanced dessert between tart and sweet flavors
- For those with allergies, this contains nuts
- You'll need to set aside nearly an hour to make this
- The almond flavor was more pronounced than the apple