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Sunday, June 13, 2021
This delicious recipe for Portuguese white bean tarts (queijadas de feijão) takes a while, but it is well worth the time.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
30 min
Ready In:
45 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese White Bean Tarts Recipe

Portuguese White Bean Tarts Recipe

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Posted in: Snacks
Sat, Jan 4, 2020, 03:59
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2 and 2/3 cups of granulated sugar1 and 1/3 cups of white bean puree1/2 tablespoon of butter6 egg yolks1/2 teaspoon of lemon rind1/2 cup of ground almonds or almond flour
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  • This site uses US measurements.


    1. Makes about 20-24 tarts.
    2. Soak 1 cup of white beans overnight in water.
    3. Drain and rinse beans.
    4. Put in a small saucepan with water to just cover and cook until softened.
    5. Drain beans.
    6. Put beans in a food processor and puree.
    7. Measure out 1 and 1/3 cups.
    8. Heat the sugar with 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan to pearl stage.
    9. Add the bean puree and ground almonds to the sugar mixture and bring to a boil.
    10. Remove from the heat and let it cool a little.
    11. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix very fast so the yolks don’t coagulate.
    12. Butter and line the tart tins or muffin tins with a pastry of your choice.
    13. Fill with the bean mixture to about half full.
    14. If using individual tins place them on a baking sheet.
    15. Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C or 375°F for about 20 minutes (careful not to burn).
    16. Remove from tins and cool.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: Marilyn, thebasquewife.com


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