|Preparation time||15 min|
|Cooking Time||30 min|
|Ready In||45 min|
|Level of Difficulty||Easy|
Portuguese bean tarts, also known as "queijadas de feijão," are a traditional dessert pastry from Portugal. The tarts are made with a sweet and creamy filling that is made from navy beans, sugar, and eggs, all wrapped in a crisp pastry shell.
To make the filling, the navy beans are first cooked until tender, then mashed or blended with sugar and eggs until smooth. The mixture is then poured into pastry shells, which are typically made with a flaky puff pastry dough. The tarts are then baked until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is set.
These tarts are popular in Portugal and are often served as a dessert or as a snack with coffee. They have also become popular in other parts of the world, particularly in areas with large Portuguese communities.
If you're interested in making Portuguese bean tarts at home, there are many recipes available online that can guide you through the process. You may also be able to find pre-made pastry shells at your local grocery store to save time.
- Makes about 20-24 tarts.
- Soak 1 cup of white beans overnight in water.
- Drain and rinse beans.
- Put in a small saucepan with water to just cover and cook until softened.
- Drain beans.
- Put beans in a food processor and puree.
- Measure out 1 and 1/3 cups.
- Heat the sugar with 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan to pearl stage.
- Add the bean puree and ground almonds to the sugar mixture and bring to a boil.
- Remove from the heat and let it cool a little.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix very fast so the yolks don’t coagulate.
- Butter and line the tart tins or muffin tins with a pastry of your choice.
- Fill with the bean mixture to about half full.
- If using individual tins place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C or 375°F for about 20 minutes (careful not to burn).
- Remove from tins and cool.