Portuguese custard tart
Portuguese Custart Tart
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

The worldwide famous Portuguese dessert. The combination of a crusty outside and a creamy inside.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 Units
  • 250 gr sweet puff pastry
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 500 ml Whipping cream 35% percent fat
  • 200 gr granulated sugar
  • 1 Lima zest (Portugueses use lemon zest, but my latin roots crave for lima)
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Glass sugar (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 250º.
  2. Extend the puff pastry and cut circles about 3 inches diameter. Place the circles at the bottom of a nonstick cupcake pan. Take the tray to the refrigerator while you make the filler of the tarts.
  3. To start the filler cream, add the whipping cream into a big pot and mix until there aren’t any lumps of cream. Add the sugar, the yolks and the lima zest and mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Bring the pot to the stove at medium heat. Stir incessantly until the mix is thick. Remove from the stove and let it chill.
  5. Now fill the cupcake forms with the cream and take to the oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Let them chill and sprinkle with glass sugar and cinnamon.
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