Portuguese Egg Custard Tart

Try a taste of Portugal with these light and delicious egg custard tarts.

Portuguese Egg Custard Tart

Makes 24

Ingredients

  • 6 sheets frozen puff pastry
  • 4 tablespoons custard powder
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 800 ml cream
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • Icing sugar and/or cinnamon to dust

 

Method
Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Celsius.

Cut each sheet of the puff pastry into 10cm circles and place in a 1/2 cup muffin pan and refrigerate.

Meanwhile, in a bowl stir the custard powder, sugar and 1/2 cup cream until smooth. Add the zest and essence.

Bring remaining cream to boil in a saucepan, then stir into the custard mixture over a low heat for around two minutes until thickened.

Cool for five minutes, then pour into the prepared cases. Bake for 15 minutes.

Dust with icing sugar and/or cinnamon to serve.





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    Mondo
    23rd Jan 2019
    10:14am
    How can you have egg custard tart without eggs? Surely its the eggs that provide the characteristic lightness, flavour and texture of genuine Portuguese and egg custard tarts. If its made with custard powder I might as well buy them from the thousands of boring, unimaginative bakeries that plague Australia.
    Gypsy
    23rd Jan 2019
    10:58am
    Thought the same thing. You can't even call it a Portuguese Egg Custard Tart then! The title should be Custard Tart.
    About time YLC gave up on recipes.
    Polly Esther
    23rd Jan 2019
    12:39pm
    ...but you all must still keep on readen em, you hear :-)))
    dontwantwun
    23rd Jan 2019
    1:35pm
    Can`t beat the genuine Pastel de Nata.
    shirboy
    23rd Jan 2019
    4:14pm
    The picture shows the tarts in aluminum cases NOT muffin pan.
    Harrie
    9th Feb 2019
    12:06pm
    Tried this, being a novice cook followed it exactly. What an absolute mess the mixture boiled all over and did not set and the pastry would not cook. Ha no eggs how was I to know.
    Harrie
    9th Feb 2019
    12:06pm
    Tried this, being a novice cook followed it exactly. What an absolute mess the mixture boiled all over and did not set and the pastry would not cook. Ha no eggs how was I to know.
    Harrie
    9th Feb 2019
    12:07pm
    Tried this, being a novice cook followed it exactly. What an absolute mess the mixture boiled all over and did not set and the pastry would not cook. Ha no eggs how was I to know.
    Harrie
    9th Feb 2019
    12:07pm
    Tried this, being a novice cook followed it exactly. What an absolute mess the mixture boiled all over and did not set and the pastry would not cook. Ha no eggs how was I to know.


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