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Portuguese custard tarts are well known around the world for their crispy pastry and heavenly delicious filling.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
30 min
Ready In:
45 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Custard Tarts Recipe

Portuguese Custard Tarts Recipe

Posted in: Snacks
Nov 15, 2017
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1/2 cup of water1 and 1/2 cups of sugar2 tablespoons of flour 2 cups of milk1 lemon peel 7 egg yolks 2 eggsPuff pastry Get these ingredients & more Get ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. Preheat the oven to 215ºC or 425ºF.
  2. Boil the milk with the lemon peel.
  3. Remove a little of the milk and dissolve the flour. 
  4. Beat the yolks and the whole eggs without foaming it.
  5. Then add the boiled milk and the flour dissolved in milk (make sure to remove the lemon peel). 
  6. In a pan put the sugar and water, bring to a boil and then add to the previous preparation and stir. 
  7. Place the puff pastry in and around the cupcake tray cups, and fill them up 3/4 of the way (if you fill them too much, it will spill over and not cook properly). 
  8. Bake for 30 minutes at 215ºC or 425ºF.
  9. Unmold the tarts when you remove them from the oven.
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