Pastéis de Nata – Portuguese Custard Tarts

Pastéis de Nata – Portuguese Custard Tarts are a popular Portuguese dessert loved worldwide. It consists of a crispy flaky buttery crust filled with a smooth creamy custard filling dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar as a final touch. These Portuguese Custard Tarts (pasteis de nata) are an incredible and amazing experience for your taste buds and you can hardly stop from eating only one tart.


Makes 12 servings

Pastry Dough
1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp (1g) salt
3 fl oz (90ml) water
1/2 cup (110g) unsalted butter, softened, divided

For the custard
2/3 cup (135g) sugar
1/4 cup (50ml) water
cinnamon sticks (8g)
Peel from a small lemon
4 egg yolks
1/4 cup (30g) flour
1/4 tsp (1g) salt
1 cup (240ml) milk
1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
For dusting
powdered sugar
cinnamon powder

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