Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pasteis de Nata)

by Book Recipe
Pasteis de Nata - Portuguese Custard Tarts

Gorgeous buttery tarts with a vanilla custard filling and a cinnamon touch, Pasteis de Nata are a Portuguese dessert you have to have

For this recipe I decided to make the dough for the tart crust from scratch, this is practically puff pastry so feel free to use puff pastry if you are running short on time but just make sure it is made with real butter ;)

The custard filling is an egg yolk base flavoured with cinnamon and vanilla

Pasteis de Nata - Portuguese Custard Tarts
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Portuguese Custard Tarts

Rating: 4.5/5
( 2 voted )
Serves: 10 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


Custard filling

  • 20g all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 ts cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 25 ml whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 125 ml of milk
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 85 ml of water
  • 120 g sugar
  • (Optional )1/2 ts vanilla extract

Dough (homemade puff pastry)

  • 300 g all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 210 ml of water
  • 180 g very soft unsalted butter


Bake at your highest temperature setting 270-290°C for 9-10min until the crust looks brown and the tops look slightly burned




Recipe makes 8-10 tarts
There are many ways to make these pastry treats of course as with any other dessert! (I am Not trying to piss off any Portuguese people here, that’s not what this should be about ????)
I tried to focus on the simplest way of making the pastry which is the trickiest part and for the custard I wanted to do almost a one-bowl recipe

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ashok February 10, 2021 - 04

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