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Simple Portuguese Custard Tarts Recipe

Experience the charm of Lisbon’s favorite sweet treat with our Easy Portuguese Custard Tarts recipe. Perfectly flaky, golden, and sweet, these pastries are a joy to make and a delight to savor!

Indulge in the sweet, creamy delight of authentic Portuguese Custard Tarts, or Pastéis de Nata, with our simple and easy-to-follow recipe video. These world-renowned tarts, known for their crisp, flaky pastry and rich custard filling, are a staple in Portuguese cuisine and a favourite among dessert lovers everywhere

Servings: 2 - Prep: 15 min - Cook: 30 min - Total: 45 min


  • 220ml whole milk

  • 220ml double cream/heavy cream

  • 80g sugar

  • 80g unsalted butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 30g corn starch

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 sheets of puff pastry


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).

  2. In a measuring cup or bowl, combine the milk, double cream, eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, sugar, and cornstarch. Use a hand blender to mix all the ingredients until smooth and well incorporated.

  3. Grease a muffin tray with a piece of butter, and use kitchen paper to remove any excess.

  4. Cut the puff pastry into rounds using a 4.3-inch round cutter or the rim of a small bowl. Then, carefully place the pastry rounds into the muffin tray. Gently press the pastry into the tray with your fingers, or alternatively, use a small ball of puff pastry to help shape it.

  5. Evenly distribute the custard mixture among the pastry-lined muffin cups.

  6. Place the muffin tray in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and the custard is set.

  7. Allow the tarts to cool completely in the tray before serving.