Pineapple tarts rank among the most popular type of CNY goodies. It is commonly offered to guests who visit during CNY or as gifts to loved ones and friends. In Singapore, there are a few types of pineapple tarts that one commonly finds – from open-faced pineapple tarts to pineapple balls to roll tarts or even Taiwan-style rectangular pineapple cakes. Whichever style you prefer, I aim to list some of the best pineapple tarts I have found for CNY 2022, for your perusal. This list will also be updated as the season progresses.
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Kele Pineapple Tarts
I have personally been eating more than my fair share of pineapple pastries and my favorite is the one from Kele Pineapple Tarts because theirs have a higher proportion of the pineapple filling vis-a-vis the pastry. I also like that their pastry possesses this delectable buttery and flaky texture. For about 30 years now, Kele pineapple tarts and pineapple balls are among the most sought after in Singapore, partly because of this reason and also because the tarts are made with natural ingredients and no preservatives. Aside from the mainstream Traditional Pineapple Tarts (S$32.80) and Golden Pineapple Balls (S$32.80), they also produce Matcha Pineapple Tarts (S$35.80), Golden Cheese Pineapple Balls (S$35.80) with cheese sprinkled on top and even Tangerine Pineapple Balls (S$35.80) which comes with hints of the citrus fruit. Each tin weighs approximately 700 grams and contain about 30 tarts.
Dates: Now until 17th January 2021
Order here (sold out – pls proceed to Kele retail stores to purchase and enjoy 5% off until 23rd Jan)
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has formulated these cute Tiger-Shaped Pineapple Tarts (S$48.15) with buttery, melt-in-your-mouth pastry bursting with sweet and tangy pineapple jam. Each box contains roughly 15 pieces of the tarts.
Dates: 10 to 31 January 2022 (can be ordered now)
SunnyHills needs no introduction. This Taiwanese sweets shop known primarily for its pineapple tarts is so popular among Singaporeans that it maintains a local presence in our tropical shores. Those who typically head to Taiwan to buy back these goodies will be delighted to note that many of the bestsellers are available here as well. The most popular is their Pineapple Cake Tart (S$26.80). This is done in typical Taiwan style in the shape of a rectangle. The butter shell is made with all-natural New Zealand butter, gourmet Japanese flour, and healthy plump-yoked eggs while the golden filling is made with their famous sun-ripened pineapples. Other popular items at SunnyHills include the Apple Cake Tart (S$18.30). The filling is made from Kougyoku red apples which originate from Tsugaru Fuji in Aomori Ken, Japan. Similar to their pineapple cake tarts, their apple cake tarts also contain no artificial additives and flavorings.
Order here (15% off)
If cost is your primary consideration, Emicakes’ Pineapple Tarts are probably the cheapest “branded” ones out there, with each tin starting at only S$12.80 (16pcs per tin for open type tarts). Alternatively, you can also purchase their pineapple tarts + kueh lapis combo starting from only S$32.80. Aside from these tarts, Emicakes is also offering customizable Chinese New Year cakes (from S$35.70). Customers can choose between D24 durian, chocolate truffle or eggless chocolate mousse with two sizes – 600 grams or 1.2kg.
Order here (up to 32% discount)
Shangri-la Singapore’s Pineapple Tarts (S$42) are shaped like ingots and are packed in boxes of 10pcs each.
Dates: 2 January to 15 February 2022
Delivery: Free delivery with minimum S$50 spend
Usher the new year with Bake Inc’s range of delectable pineapple tarts. Theirs come in two types – the pillow type and flower type. Aside from the original Pineapple Tart (S$36.80), the Cheese Pillow (S$38.80) is an especially popular flavor with the sweet-sour combo of the fruit and cheese. Their pineapple tarts come with less sugar. They currently have a promotion where they give a free box of shrimp rolls with every 2 tins of pineapple tarts purchased.
Delivery: Free with minimum S$50 spend
Mdm Ling Bakery
Aside from traditional pineapple tarts, Mdm Ling Bakery is offering a unique type of Cranberry Pineapple Balls (S$18.80). Weighing 470 grams, the pineapple tarts come with bits of cranberry in the filling. Mdm Ling Bakery’s pineapple tarts are halal-certified and they are also selling bundles featuring their pineapple tarts combined with boxes of their cookies.
Delivery: Free delivery with minimum S$50 order
Gin Thye’s pineapple tarts are among the most popular online due to their affordable prices and delivery options. They offer two types of pineapple tarts – the Pineapple Ball (S$15) and Flower-Type Pineapple Tart (S$15). Both weigh 600 grams and are encased in a tin.
Delivery: Free pineapple tart delivery with minimum S$50
Hipster Bakes started as a home-based one-product bakery – known for their moustache shaped sugar cookies. They have since moved to offering other products such as cookies to cakes, tarts, macarons and many more. In 2015, they opened their first retail outlet in Siglap Centre. Their Pineapple Tarts (S$20) attracts a steady following for both CNY and Hari Raya due to its rich buttery crust and not-so-sweet filling.
Delivery: Free with minimum S$50
Within a short span of time, Melting Moments has made a name for itself in a variety of bakes including its range of tarts. For CNY this year, their Signature Golden Pineapple Tarts (S$27.90) come in a red tin and contain 25 to 26pcs of the ball-type tarts inside.
Delivery: Free with minimum S$60
Yikowei is a traditional Chinese food business based in Bedok, selling primarily popiah and kuehs. For CNY 2022, they are offering Nyonya-style Pineapple Tarts (from S$24) that come with lower sugar. They also sell individually-packed Pineapple Balls (S$12.84) for gifting or self-consumption.
Delivery: Free with minimum S$30 spend
Xin Yong Sheng
Xin Yong Sheng was founded in 1952 as a neighborhood pastry shop – which they remain to this day. For the coming Year of the Tiger, they are selling Pineapple Pie (S$25.80) encased in tins. Other interesting flavors from them include the Pandan Pineapple (S$25.80) and Cranberry Pineapple (S$25.80).
Delivery: Free delivery with minimum order of S$30
The 2-way VTL between Singapore and Malaysia may be in full-swing but many are still wary about making the short trip across the causeway. If you are craving for JB’s popular Liu Mama brand of CNY pineapple tarts, fret not. You can still buy it online. Their Pineapple Tarts (S$30) are available at a discount for early-bird buyers at the moment.
Delivery: Free delivery with minimum order of S$20