Recipe: Portuguese Egg Tarts

Portuguese Eggs Tarts or Pastel de Nata are a staple food in Portugal. I think they might be a national dish even, or at the very least they’re a local dish of Lisbon where I vacationed last year. I made these for Eurovision but they’re actually really easy to make and even easier to eat. This version of them is a creamy, heavier version than I had in Portugal which I actually favor.

Portugese Egg Tarts
Yields 18
Easy custard tarts.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 75ml heavy cream
  2. 70g sugar
  3. 3 egg yolks
  4. 15g cornstarch
  5. 210ml milk
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1 package mini tart shells
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the cream, sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch and milk until there are no lumps.
  2. Simmer over medium heat while stirring constantly until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  3. Remove from heat, add the vanilla extract and cool completely.
  4. Preheat oven to 250°C, fill the pastry shells nearly to the top and bake for 15-20 minutes until the top starts to brown.
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