The pros: Trader Joe's Pear and Persimmon Tarte is a tasty tart with a nice filling that contain almond paste, pear and persimmon. The crust will remind you a bit more of a cookie than a tart.
The cons: You'll need a 60 minute head start on this on to defrost, so not the best choice for company who comes over unannounced. Don't expect to serve this to more than 4 people, it's on the small side. Should probably be called a galette and not a tart. This should come in a larger size.
The verdict: For $3.99, this is a great item as long as you don't attempt to serve it to more than a couple people. Although it takes about an hour to thaw out, the end result is a a pastry that is the best of the world of pie, fruit filling and cookie.
Here is the visual rundown of what you get if you purchase this item with my final thoughts below:
The box of Trader Joe's Pear and Persimmon Tarte:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
How to prepare:
How Trader Joe's describes the product:
Out of the package you get:
Unwrapped to begin the hour long defrost process:
After being cooked you get:
And taking a slice for myself:
Would I buy this again? For me Trader Joe's Pear and Persimmon Tarte is a yes. It was fresh, tasty and the presentation of this tart is beautiful. Most of the work is done for you. It's best served slightly warm. This would also benefit from a scoop of vanilla ice cream but it can stand alone. The tart crust is more like a cookie and the filling will remind you of the consistency of an apple pie. There is also a small layer of frangipane which add a nice layer of flavor. Cinnamon is the spice you'll taste the most. Very tasty, affordable, and best of all you won't have to do all the work that is involved in making something like this.
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