Ina Garten Officially Approves of Trader Joe’s French Apple Tart

Everyone's a fan of Trader Joe's, including the Barefoot Contessa!

There are so many reasons to love Ina Garten. She’s sweet, has a crazy knack for cooking and always has the best tips and tricks for all us aspiring home cooks out there. She’s the perfect person to turn to for holiday recommendations, and we can’t get enough of her French Apple Tart. I mean, come on. So delicious! But Ina’s got something special up her sleeve, and it’s not coming from her oven.

The Trader Joe’s French Apple Tart is officially Ina Garten-approved, and now we definitely have to try it.

Why You Should Get Trader Joe’s French Apple Tart

The real question should be, “Why shouldn’t you?” Trader Joe’s is a fantasy land of sweets, treats and holiday specialties that we just can’t get enough of. Besides the regular products they switch out year ’round, they’ve got gingerbread ice cream, oat beverage eggnog and tons of adorable Grinch trees for the 2022 season. Yes, I already have one, and you should, too!

Now back to the tart. Recently, Ina Garten spoke on the Today Show about her love of Trade Joe’s French Apple Tart.

@todayshow When she says “store-bought is fine,” she means it! #inagarten revealed that she has served up a #traderjoes apple tart with caramel sauce from the jar when throwing a party for friends. If it’s good enough for Ina, it’s good enough for us! #todayshow #barefootcontessa ♬ original sound – TODAY Show

She knows how insanely busy the holidays can get, and no one wants to spend all day in the kitchen while the rest of their friends and family have fun in another room. That’s why she loves the tart so much—all you have to do is pop it in the oven! Then just grab some vanilla ice cream and warmed caramel sauce to serve, and you have the most delicious, easiest store-bought dessert you could imagine. Add it to the end of your Ina Garten-inspired Christmas dinner, and you’ve got a surefire winner.

Now if only Trader Joe’s could master Ina’s tasty apple crisp.

Where Can I Get It?

Trader Joe’s, of course! You can grab your own 20-ounce French Apple Tart for just $7.99—and it’s definitely one of the things you should only buy at Trader Joe’s. Way to keep that holiday spirit alive!

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Melany Love
Melany has been writing food news for Taste of Home for four years. Her knowledge of current culinary trends comes from her extensive time spent on FoodTok and scouring Instagram for any unusual food, charcuterie design or coffee shop creation. Apart from freelancing, she has worked at bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Half Price Books and as a barista. She has always wanted a career in writing, and got her start at Taste of Home. When she’s not working, Melany is playing the latest video game, curled up with a book or spending time with her cats.