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Saturday, September 25, 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 Recipes

Portuguese White Bean Tarts Recipe

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Posted in: Snack Recipes
Sat, Jan 4, 2020, 03:59
4 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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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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    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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    Fred Souza
    Fred Souza - 2021-08-15 18:48:57
    Hi, Would this recipe work if the bean puree was replaced with more almond flour? or if the amounts were reversed? The idea of bean puree just doesn't appeal to me.

    I'm not sure Fred, but I definetely think it wouldn't turn out the same.
    1 Month ago, Sun, Aug 15, 2021, 23:52:26 (+0) (-0)
    Natalia Soeiro
    Natalia Soeiro - 2021-08-08 21:52:26
    Hello Eddy, I need your help please, When you say pastry of your choice, could you tell me which one that you use? Thank you!

    Hi Natalia, you really don't need to use pastry for these, the ones on the picture for this recipe don't, it's entirely up to the person.
    2 Months ago, Mon, Aug 9, 2021, 12:12:27 (+0) (-0)
    Cathy - 2021-08-06 14:06:08
    Can these tarts be frozen?

    Hi Cathy, yes, but the best thing to do is wrap them in a plastic film, and place them in sealed plastic bags..
    2 Months ago, Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 16:42:49 (+0) (-0)
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