While the first day of summer is nearly upon us, the taste of summer has already hit the shelves of Trader Joe's. Amidst the mango flavors that are both arriving and returning from a hiatus, Trader Joe's Peaches and Cream Tarte sits quietly in the freezer section returning from a year's hiatus. And if you are looking for a picture-perfect dessert, then keep one of these handy, even if summer is over.
Taste and review
I picked this up again and it was just as good as I remembered it.
For $4.99 you are getting a tart that can be shared nicely between four people. At 300 calories per serving, sharing is recommended. After being baked in the oven for half an hour and cooled on a rack, you get a tart that is summer in a pie crust.
The pie crust has a nice texture. As an added bonus, it's sprinkled with coarse sugar to give it that crunch. The crunch breaks up an otherwise soft dessert item. It's not a lot of crunchiness, but it's enough. The peaches are the star here. I was surprised by how much texture they still had.
A few of mine felt like I was eating fresh fruit, which I very much appreciated. Other peaches reminded me more of pie filling. It was sweet without being too sweet.
Just be sure to place this on a cooling rack when it comes out of the oven, otherwise, you'll have a soggy bottomed dessert. And no one likes a soggy bottom. You'll also want to be sure you have enough people to consume this rather quickly as it does get better with age. I'd enjoy or share this within 24 hours.
As for the cream part of this tart, there is a thin layer of cream cheese filling between the pie crust and the fruit topping. In terms of creaminess, it gave it a little, but not a lot of the counterpoint of creaminess. The cream cheese seemed sweetened which I think they could have done without.
It was a lot of layers of sweetness, plus there was a lot of it. Overall, for a dessert that came out of the freezer, it had a nice presentation, was ready in about half an hour, and was pleasant to eat, I would say this is worth a try. If I knew I were having company, then I would buy another one of these.
Would I buy this again? Yes, however, this is not a tart that gets better with time. This item is best enjoyed within 24-48 hours.
The box that Trader Joe's Peaches and Cream Tarte come in:
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Trader Joe's Peaches and Cream Tarte
Product Name: Trader Joe's Peaches and Cream Tarte
Product Description: Trader Joe's Peaches and Cream Tarte is a returning seasonal favorite.
Trader Joe's Peaches and Cream Tarte is a returning seasonal favorite.
- Trader Joe's Peaches and Cream Tarte is like eating summer with a sweet pie crust
- This product is best if consumed within 24-48 hours; anything after that it loses it's texture.