Portuguese Custard Tarts – Pasteis de Nata

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  • Published Feb 7th
  • Ready In40m
  • Servings12
  • Calories336
These are delicious Portuguese Custard Tarts.

Portuguese Custard Tarts – Pasteis de Nata Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Portuguese Custard Tarts – Pasteis de Nata for 12 servings:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed

Portuguese Custard Tarts – Pasteis de Nata Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In40m

To cook Portuguese Custard Tarts – Pasteis de Nata, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Portuguese Custard Tarts – Pasteis de Nata is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Portuguese Custard Tarts – Pasteis de Nata within 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Portuguese Custard Tarts – Pasteis de Nata easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) Lightly grease 12 muffin cups and line bottom and sides with puff pastry.
  2. 2 In a saucepan, combine milk, cornstarch, sugar and vanilla. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Place egg yolks in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk 1/2 cup of hot milk mixture into 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. 3 Fill pastry-lined muffin cups with mixture and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and filling is lightly browned on top

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 336 calories; 18.2 grams of fat; 38.7 grams of carbohydrates; 5 grams of protein; 104 milligrams of cholesterol; 114 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 12th 2011

    I don't think I've ever rated anything one star before. Really, a failure all around. I used my stoneware muffin pan, cut the rounds of dough & rolled them out 1. the dough never cooked ...

  2. Jul 14th 2008

    I grew up eating these custards in Macau (a Portuguese colony) so i came in as a tough critique. This was my first time however actually make this, for some reason i though it would be real ...

  3. May 16th 2007

    This is just like the ones my grandmother would get that were imported on special holidays; I gave her one, and my mom, and and aunt and they loved them! I actually topped them with fresh ra ...

  4. Dec 28th 2006

    Easy to make and yummy too. The sweetness blended very well with the puff pastry.

  5. Sep 11th 2006

    Excellent recipe! I used mini muffin cups, the filling was enough for 30, and I used 1 and a half packages of puff pastry. Everyone wanted the recipe. The smaller "pasteis" were just perfec ...

  6. Mar 6th 2006

    The traditional way to line the cups is to take the sheet of puff pastry and roll it into a loaf, then cut slices and place the in the cups, pressing down so that the dough flattens and ther ...

  7. Dec 4th 2005

    mmmmm. THese were soo good. I was doubtful because the recipe looked so easy, but they were gone in 10 minutes. I didn't have a vanilla pod so I used 2 tsp vanilla essence, which was fine. I ...

  8. Oct 22nd 2005

    I had these in Europe and was dying to make them at home. The custard is very delicious and very easy to prepare. The puff pastry was a bit tricky and time-consuming to work with in the muff ...

  9. Mar 19th 2003

    These are just like the Pasteis I get from the bakery down the street.. They are so yummy and easy to make. I love Portuguese food being 100% Portuguese myself.