Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts)

Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts)


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About this recipe: These are delicious, authentic Portuguese tarts made easy with puff pastry.

John J. Pacheco

Serves: 12 

  • 2-3 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 6 egg yolks

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin and line bottom and sides of cups with puff pastry.
  2. In a saucepan, combine milk, cornflour, sugar and vanilla. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Place egg yolks in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk half of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks. Gradually add egg yolk mixture back to remaining milk mixture, whisking constantly. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes, or until thickened. Remove vanilla bean.
  3. Fill pastry-lined muffin tin with egg mixture and bake for 20 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is lightly browned on top.

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