Friday, September 29, 2023

How to Make a Tarte de Pastel de Nata

Tue, Nov 22, 2022
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This week on Nós Portugueses, Carlos Oliveira shows you how to make a tarte pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tart).


  • One package of puff pastry
  • 8 egg yolks
  • Peel from 1 lemon
  • Half a litre of heavy cream
  • 175 grams of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of flour
  • 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks


  1. Preheat the oven to 450F or 230C.
  2. Line a pie pan with the pastry, press it all around the pan, cut out any access pastry that sticks out above the rim and put the pan aside.
  3. In pan, add the yolks and beat a bit, then add the sugar and flour and beat a little more, then add the cream, lemon peel and cinnamon sticks and stir well.
  4. Heat on stovetop over medium low heat while continuing to stir with a whisk and remove from the heat when it comes to a boil. 
  5. Remove the lemon peel and cinnamon sticks and pour the custard into the pie pan.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

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Eugenia - 8 months ago
Would you mind sharing the size of the pie pan you used?
Try a 9" pan Eugenia.
8 months ago (+1) (-0)
Sue - 8 months ago
Did you remove the lemon peels and cinnamon stick after boiled
Yes, sorry, I will update the recipe.
8 months ago (+0) (-0)
Lily - 10 months ago
I am looking forward to making this tonight for one of our Thanksgiving desserts