Traditional or tarted up? No matter how you like it, there's a perfect pineapple tart in Singapore for you.
As much as we love our desserts, from crepes to tarts to macarons, we’re glad pineapple tart season is just around the corner. Buttery and flaky, with a perfect balance of sweet and sour – these glorious Chinese New Year treats are pure gold. As with all things, go for the best in town so you don’t waste your calories on unworthy contenders. Here are our top picks for the best pineapple tarts in Singapore.
Best pineapple tarts in Singapore
1. Ding Bakery
Melt-in-your-mouth, homemade goodness that contains zero preservatives? We just can’t wait to get our hands on Ding Bakery’s delicious pineapple tarts. Baked fresh daily with the finest ingredients, the traditional Nonya open-faced pineapple tarts will be a crowd-favourite among all ages. We’re also eyeing the premium pineapple balls that boast a tangy filling encased in a buttery golden brown crust.
Wanna take the indulgence up a notch? Try the pineapple balls made with the most luxurious French butter. Creamy and luscious, this decadent snack promises to have you coming back for more. Psst: we hear the bakery is rolling out 34 new products this year, so get to ordering, stat!
Ding Bakery, available online
2. Pineapple Tarts Singapore
Freshly handmade with premium ingredients, these buttery goodies from Pineapple Tarts Singapore are easily in the running for one of the best in town. Quality is the name of the game here, as this online store bakes its pineapple tarts upon order for optimal freshness. No wonder it’s racked up stellar ratings and reviews for its traditional recipe over the years.
Choose the traditional Nyonya pineapple tarts for an open-face treat, with tangy pineapple paste smouldered on a buttery and crumbly crust. Or go for the encased ones – fragrant and buttery with the perfect balance of sweet and sour, these are sure to melt in your mouth. If you’re up for a taste of these golden creations, swing by Primax from 10am to 7pm for free tastings daily!
Pineapple Tarts Singapore, available online
3. Wang Lai Bakery
Craving a buttery dose of nostalgia that won’t break the bank? Lovingly handcrafted using a four-generational recipe, Wang Lai Bakery’s pineapple tarts tick all the right boxes. Each golden treat is made from scratch with premium quality ingredients for that authentic, traditional flavour.
Pick your fancy between the open face and encased pineapple tarts. Both feature a stellar blend of zesty pineapple paste and velvety soft crust that’ll have you wanting more. Let yourself indulge, we say – there’s free delivery for orders above $100! For a taste of these delectable bites, make your way to Midview City for free tastings from 10am to 7pm daily.
Wang Lai Bakery, available online
Think of Chatterbox, and chances are, its well-loved Mandarin chicken rice will come to mind. But, we dare say, the restaurant’s newly launched pineapple tarts deserve just as much hype. Staging its debut since the brand’s revamp in 2022, these bite-sized delights boast a decadent blend of sweet pineapple jam and buttery, melt-in-your-mouth pastry crust.
The star of the pastry is hands-down the rich and aromatic jam. Made from fresh and juicy pineapples, it offers the perfect balance of sugar and spices. Trust us, you won’t be able to stop at one tart. Each bottle retails for $25 and three for $68; or get a complimentary bottle when you buy five. With limited quantities up for grabs, you’ll want to get your hands on them. We hear pre-orders are available via email, so get to ordering, stat!
Chatterbox, available at #05-03, Hilton Singapore Orchard, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
5. L’eclair Patisserie
If you’re looking for no-frills pineapple tarts, get your hands on these baddies from this patisserie. These treats are the definition of “looks can be deceiving”. Even though they’re simply made with French butter, in-house pineapple jam, and milk powder, the tarts pack a punch. There are only 18 pieces in each box, so you either have to order in bulk or keep them all to yourself.
L’eclair Patisserie, available online and at #01-28, Singapore Shopping Centre, 190 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore 239924
Kele has been around for almost 30 years, so you know it must be doing something right. We love the open-faced pineapple tarts because everything’s delicately balanced. From the butter to the texture of the pastry and the sweetness of the pineapple filling. For something different, try the tangerine pineapple balls. It’s a creation that mixes traditional and contemporary flavours in one bite.
Kele, available online and at 2 Smith Street, Singapore 058917
7. Yan’s Cakes
Betcha didn’t know there’s a hidden gem in Ubi selling delicious pineapple tarts. This underrated bakery takes immense pride in its creation, and we can see why. Its pineapple jam strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tangy, while the buttery pastry melts beautifully once you pop it in your mouth. “Delicious to the last bite,” the business claims. Well, truer words have never been spoken.
Yan’s Cakes, #01-137, 3020 Ubi Avenue 2, Singapore 408896
8. La Levain
This artisanal bakery has rolled out new pineapple tart creations for Chinese New Year. Ring in the festive season with the original that’s melt-in-the-mouth, tangy and sweet. Alternatively, try the osmanthus version for a unique flavour experience. Feeling adventurous? Remember to pick up some bobo chacha or almond hazelnut cookies to add to your snack table! We’re eyeing the German cookies made with grade A Uji matcha.
La Levain, available online
Chunky and rectangular, Taiwan‘s famed SunnyHills pineapple cakes are a delicacy and for good reason. Packed in simple yet stylish boxes, these individually wrapped pineapple cakes are heavy on the filling. The dense and textured pineapple jam is not too sweet and sufficiently tart. Plus, the pastry isn’t too crumbly so you can have a mess-free binge session.
SunnyHills, available online and at multiple locations including Takashimaya Shopping Centre and Jewel Changi Airport
10. Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry
Nicknamed “golf balls”, the pineapple tarts from Le Cafe are round, large and oh-so-tasty. The crust may be a little thin, but not to worry. The store makes up for it by being super generous with the pineapple jam filling.
Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry, multiple locations including Mackenzie Road and Cambridge Road
11. Thye Moh Chan
Serving handcrafted Teochew baked goods since 1943, this well-known confectionery also dishes out delectable pineapple pastries as part of its colourful CNY festive offerings. A fan of local flavours? Then don’t miss out on the pineapple pastry with gula melaka-infused pineapple filling.
Thye Moh Chan, multiple locations including Chinatown Point and Paragon
For a luxurious gift, look to Caviar this CNY. Each set comes with six pineapple tarts made from Sarawak honey pineapples, alongside 12g of Magnum Opus oscietra caviar and a caviar mother-of-pearl spoon. For maximum enjoyment, top off each pineapple tart with a spoonful of caviar to savour the flavours.
Caviar, order online ($48 for delivery and pick-up) or when you dine in ($38) at #B1-07, Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road, Singapore 238871
13. Yang Yang
This is a homegrown Singapore brand with pineapple tart family recipes handed down over the years. The traditional premium pineapple balls are all-time favourites. Bite-sized and packed with more than 70 in a box, everyone can join in the eating fun!
Yang Yang, available online
14. Home’s Favourites
One of our go-to brands when it comes to purchasing festive cookies, Home’s Favourite has three types of pineapple tarts. Think traditional pineapple tarts, pineapple balls and the visually appealing black and gold pineapple tarts. There’s something for everyone!
Home’s Favourites, available online
15. Baker’s Well
It’s pineapples galore at this cosy shop on East Coast Road that specialises in homemade baked goods. You’ve got your choice between either the traditional open-faced pineapple tarts or the melt-in-your-mouth pineapple pillows. Besides these signature products, you can also get apple-shaped Nonya pineapple tarts with cloves on the top.
Baker’s Well, multiple locations including East Coast Road and Changi Airport
16. Bengawan Solo
This Singaporean bakery chain is probably no stranger to most, and we’re shining a spotlight on its signature pineapple tarts for a buttery dose of goodness anytime. Encased in a crumbly and decadent pastry, these distinctly-shaped tarts are filled with caramelised slow-cooked pineapple jam – of optimal sweetness, no less!
Bengawan Solo, available online and at multiple locations including Ngee Ann City and Bugis Junction
17. Bake Inc
Wanna indulge while watching your waistline this CNY? Go for Bake Inc’s fresh bakes that are lower in sugar and made with natural ingredients. This halal-certified heartland bakery offers three variations of this classic goodie: the classic open-faced pineapple flower tart, original pineapple pillow tart, as well as cheese pineapple pillow tart – a delightful savoury twist featuring parmesan cheese.
Bake Inc, available online and at multiple locations including City Square Mall and Ang Mo Kio
Who’s ready to snack on the best pineapple tarts in Singapore this CNY?