Dig In | Dessert

Rustic Apple Tarte

November 02, 2015 in What's New

We took Northern Spy Apples from the Niagara fruit-belt, and made a S-pie. Truthfully, it’s a Tarte; pastry, open-faced, filled with sweet and tart (tasting) apples, masterfully blended with almonds, cream cheese, cinnamon, and sugar. Yes, it lacks sophistication—but not like an uncouth uncle. Traits so unattractive in a relative have the...

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Radio - Pumpkin Bread Pudding

September 20, 2015 in Radio Spots

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding is one of our favorite comfort foods of Pumpkin Season. Unlike our frugal ancestors, we start with freshly baked pumpkin brioche bread. The finished product has a thick, custard-like consistency and the undeniable flavor of pumpkin pie with all its warm, savory spices. Pumpkin Bread Pudding is excellent for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. It’s fully cooked, so prep is simple – defrost and serve, or warm in the oven to enhance the flavors even further...

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Build Your Own Sundae Ice Cream Social

August 03, 2015 in Entertaining

Dating back to the 18th century, the Ice Cream Social still reigns as a leading medium to foster community. The only technology you need is a scoop. That’s why, when we think about celebrating National Ice Cream Month, as proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984...

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Wink, Wink — The Summer's Secret Is Out

July 20, 2015 in Product Stories

It may have taken a few years for its popularity to percolate, but it’s official—Cold Brew Coffee is the “it” drink of summer. What makes it so “hot”? Above all else—its cool temperature.  As its name puts forth, Cold Brew Coffee is never heated. As a result, the oils and acids that are commonly released with heat don’t pass through to the brew. To quantify it, a cup of Cold Brew Coffee contains more than 50% less acid than a hot brewed cup. No longer masked by the compounds that give coffee its bitter bite, the nuanced, lush, fruity flavors of the beans becomes strikingly more perceptible, and to many, that much more enjoyable.

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Salted Caramel Bread Pudding

July 06, 2015 in What's New

You’re going to love our Salted Caramel Bread Pudding... though it may not be the “pudding” you’re expecting. It’s not that creamy custard that comes in a cup. No, we’re talking real pudding-pudding; a food as old as the Middle Ages, dating back to at least the 11th century. This is one of Trader Joe’s takes on the medieval classic. We thought that salted caramel in all of its trendy, gooey glory was the right profile to...

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Speculoos Cookie Butter Cheesecake Bites

March 11, 2015 in What's New

Nobody likes bites. Mosquito bites. Dog bites. Vampire bites. But we discovered years ago that bites don’t have to be scary. Consider our Mac & Cheese Bites, S’more Bites, and Mini Brie Bites—to name only a few. Our latest edible propaganda in the effort-to-reform-the-reputation of-the-bite is Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter Cheesecake Bites. As with our full-sized Speculoos Cookie Butter Cheesecake (seasonal), this bite-sized version is...

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Petite Fig, Pear, and Cranberry Tart

December 08, 2014 in What's New

It is possible for dessert to be quick and simple, yet also elegant. It is possible for that dessert to be convenient for weeknight supper, easy to have on hand for unexpected guests, and also entirely impressive served to guests at a formal holiday gathering. We have a good number of desserts at Trader Joe’s that fit this bill, including the newly introduced Petite Fig, Pear and Cranberry Tart. This is a classic, French-pastry-inspired tart that begins with...

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