Ted’s Bakery has been established for quite awhile now on Oahu as a fine producer of quality pies. Personally I’ve never visited their bakery on the North Shore, but some friends visiting from Texas made a stop in there the other day and brought us this fine Pineapple Macadamia Nut Cheesecake for dessert! A flavor I’ve never seen before.
A slice of Ted’s Pineapple Macadamia Nut Cheesecake
That photo isn’t going to win any awards for presentation, but the cheesecake itself SHOULD win an award for taste! I’m not really a pineapple dessert fan, but this cheesecake does a Pineapple good. This cheesecake was purchased FRESH as a full cake (not just one slice) from Ted’s bakery on the North Shore. It was rather difficult to cut cleanly because the cheese would run on the knife and the brown cake on the bottom layer was a little on the crumbly side. That was the best I could do.
The brown cake on the bottom layer tastes like it has brown sugar and cinnamon, similar to banana bread, with a cinnamon and sugar glazed “base”. Next layer is a type of Pineapple marmalade, followed by a standard sweet cheesecake layer, then finished with the same Pineapple marmalade on the top. The outter rim of the cake is packed with slivered almonds and Macadamia nuts. My favorite part!
All I can sum this up is that it’s ONO. Just the right balance of sweetness, with that slight citrus hint from the Pineapple Marmelade and the crunchy nuts makes eating this a “cake-gasm”. lol
Ted’s Bakery pies are available in most supermarkets on Oahu for about $10 each (whole pie). Notable is their Chocolate Haupia and Blueberry Pies. The quality of ingredients and balance of flavors are top notch. One flavor I had the opportunity to get only once at the Aina Haina Foodland was a Pumpkin-Haupia Pie. OMG.. that was like THE BEST pumpkin pie I ever tasted in my life. I swear, if you ever see that flavor in the market, BUY IT. You’ll thank me for it.
I’ll add more Ted’s Bakery pie varieties here as I buy them and get photos of each one to post. Stay tuned and enjoy a Ted’s Pie today!