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Portuguese Custard Tarts - Pasteis de Nata

Portuguese Custard Tarts - Pasteis de Nata

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
John J. Pacheco

John J. Pacheco

These are delicious Portuguese Custard Tarts.

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  • Calories:
  • 336 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 114 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) Lightly grease 12 muffin cups and line bottom and sides with puff pastry.
  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. 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
  4. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Lynne C.
339

Lynne C.

3/6/2006

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 there is a bit of a rim of thicker pastry at the top. That way they come out with very crispy and flaky shells.

B Spradley
155

B Spradley

7/14/2008

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 really hard, but i was amazed how easy it was. My whole family loved them, they were gone in several hours. My only suggestion is to use the paper muffin liners. I sprayed half my pan and used the muffin liners for the other half and the greased ones stuck pretty bad, but the paper was great. I also used trader Joes puff pastry and just cut squares for ease... They looked a little different than the authentic ones, but the taste is excellent. I will definitely make again. Oh.. I also used a half tsp of vanilla instead of the vanilla bean.

IDALINA
100

IDALINA

9/11/2006

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 perfect for a sweet table.

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