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Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts) Recipe

Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts)
How To Make Pastis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts)

If you have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to Portugal, just the thought of Pastéis de Nata is enough to make you feel nostalgic. This decadent dessert is famously recognized for its distinctive caramelized, Crème Brûlée-like topping. Without a doubt, Pastéis de Nata is Portugal’s favourite dessert.

  • Total Cook Time 40 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 25 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts)

  • For Pastry Cream:
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 7 nos Egg Yolk
  • 90 gram Castor Sugar
  • 75 gram Corn Flour
  • 50 gram Butter
  • 5 mililitres Vanilla Essence
  • For Puff Pastry
  • 500 gram Refirned Flour
  • 500 gram Butter
  • 5 gram Salt

How to Make Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts)

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For Pastry Cream:

Boil milk and add castor sugar. Mix egg yolk and cornflour in a bowl, add in boiling milk and mix well.
Add butter and vanilla essence.
For Puff Pastry:
Knead flour and salt together adding 250 ml cold water.
Laminate the dough with butter and set to freeze.
Sheet the dough to make the tart.
Bake the tart until fully done.

Pastéis de Nata:

Pipe pastry cream in the tart.
Add cinnamon sugar on the top and torch until slightly caramelised

Key Ingredients: For Pastry Cream: , Milk, Egg Yolk, Castor Sugar, Corn Flour, Butter, Vanilla Essence, For Puff Pastry, Refirned Flour, Butter, Salt

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