Pastéis de Nata Portuguese Custard Tarts
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Portuguese
Serves: 8 tarts
Enjoy custard tarts famous in Portugal for a heavenly treat.
  • 1 package of frozen pie crust or puff pastry thawed (puff pastry is more authentic but if you can't find it, pie crust works fine.
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 6 egg yolks whisked slightly
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees
  2. Grease a muffin pan with butter (to make 8 tarts)
  3. Unfold pie crust or puff pastry and cut out 8 four-inch rounds (you may have to roll the crust a couple of times to get 8.
  4. Insert each pie crust round into a muffin tin to create a cup for the custard, pressing in each tin from the center to the brim.
  5. Mix the cream and milk in a large saucepan
  6. Add the grated lemon peel
  7. Whisk the egg yolks
  8. Blend in the cornstarch
  9. Blend in the sugar.
  10. Heat on a low heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
  11. Take the mixture off the heat.
  12. Pour the mixture into 8 muffin tins
  13. Place the muffin pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the pastry and cream is lightly browned.
  14. When the pastries are done let them cool.
  15. Mix together the powdered sugar and cinnamon
  16. Using a sifter, lightly sprinkle the tarts with the sugar and cinnamon mixture
  17. Serve the tarts lukewarm
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