Trader Joe’s Rustic Apple Tarte Review

Trader Joe's Rustic Apple Tarte

Sometimes, you find yourself in a post-Thanksgiving slump. All the good food has been eaten, and life is returning to how it was before Thanksgiving (only with a lot more shopping!)

We were in that boat today, so we decided to extend our Turkey Day celebration a little bit longer by cooking up the Trader Joe’s Rustic Apple Torte, which would have been the perfect Thanksgiving dessert had we only cooked it up a couple days sooner.

This torte is really easy to cook. Simply preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit, place the torte on a baking sheet, pop it into the oven, and let it bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Trader Joe's Rustic Apple Tarte

This ends up quite a bit softer than we were expecting. For some reason, we thought this was going to be crispy. It’s not. It’s soft, squishy, and crumbly. Is this a bad thing? Heck no! This is an incredible apple-filled treat. Plus, if you are indeed here for the crunch, there are almond slivers on top of this thing.

The bulk of the filling is a super-sweet apple-based concoction. Trader Joe’s boasts that they use Northern Spy apples, which we’d actually not heard of before trying this dish. These apples hail from upstate New York, and they’re actually popular enough that they were featured on a postage stamp in 2013.

We have to say, this dish has completely won us over to the idea of Northern Spy apples, as this filling is mega-craveworthy. Obviously, it’s also got some cinnamon and sugar to sweeten the pot, but it’s a richly apple-flavored affair.

We had ours while it was still warm, and that ended up being a really great temperature. The crust has a lovely flavor, and it’s at its best when it’s fresh out of the oven, soft and warm.

Trader Joe's Rustic Apple Tarte

We ate our torte without any additional toppings, and it was quite lovely as is. We do think that a little whipped cream or ice cream would be great here, though.

The package considers a quarter of its contents to be a serving. We think that’s pretty reasonable. If you stick with that amount, you’re looking at 380 calories and 280 mg of sodium. That’s quite a bit of calories for a dessert, but if you’re truly trying to extend your Thanksgiving, like we are, you might not mind.

The Trader Joe’s Rustic Apple Torte is a fantastic dessert, whether you’re eating it with Thanksgiving dinner or not. We love it, and we can see this easily becoming a holiday frozen favorite.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this Trader Joe’s apple dessert, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's Rustic Apple Tarte
Trader Joe's Rustic Apple Tarte
Trader Joe's Rustic Apple Tarte