The pros: Trader Joe’s Tarte Aux Fruits is a terrific blend of sweet and tart on a nice crust.
The cons: Be sure to keep this level if you are defrosting, otherwise you’ll have a gnarly mess waiting for you. Mine wasn’t quite as picture perfect as the box, but it tasted just fine.
The verdict: Let’s face it, odds are you have been invited to an unexpected get together or had company unexpectedly. We’ve all been there. If your company would appreciate dessert, then consider keeping one of these around.
After a nice filling dinner, there are times when perhaps dessert can be skipped. Where I’m from, dinner isn’t over until you’ve had dessert (and coffee). Well, if your host asks you to bring dessert then this is a solid option that comes to you all the way from France.
Like so many of Trader Joe’s imported items, this does very well. Just don’t hope for the same level of visual perfection on the cover. Mine was a touch sloppier. Unlike many products, this only has a plastic cover shielding it from any movements in transport. So many products are wrapped in plastic (and rewrapped in more plastic). This only gets the tin and the plastic cover.
So be sure to store this or defrost this for that matter on a flat surface. Otherwise, you’ll have a gooey mess in the box just waiting for you. Regardless of any potential mess you are getting a tarte that has no pastry cream. It’s just beautiful in its simplicity.
This is a mix of blueberries, raspberries, and currants. A good amount of pectin keeps this more solid than a runny mess. This dessert is a really good balance between sweet and tart. It is a nice balance that will satisfy your desire for something sweet after dinner.
The fruit still had very good texture for a frozen item. The crust had nice flavor as well. You’ll get 5 generous servings, but I think you could get a 6th serving out of this pie without too much effort.
For $6.99, this is worth keeping in your freezer in case of company whether it is expected or unexpected. Or perhaps something to keep in your freezer just in case. It’s well done and just a really well balanced dessert.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The box of Trader Joe’s Tarte Aux Fruits:
The nutritional information:
How Trader Joe’s describes this product and how to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe’s Tarte Aux Fruits again.
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