Portuguese Custard Tarts | Centenary Nannies and Babysitters

Portuguese custard tarts are the perfect accompaniment to a nice cup of tea. They are a delicious treat that even the kids will enjoy.



  • 2 extra large egg yolks
  • 1 extra large egg
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoon corn flour
  • 200ml milk
  • 200ml pure cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 sheet butter puff pastry, defrosted


Step 1  In a large saucepan, whisk together the egg and egg yolks, sugar and corn flour until smooth. Add a little of the milk until a paste is formed. Add remainder of milk, cream and vanilla whisking until smooth.

Step 2  Bring mixture to the boil whilst stirring until thickened. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap to prevent a skin forming. Refrigerate until chilled.

Step 3  Pre-heat oven to 210°C (190°C fan-forced). Lightly oil 12, ? cup capacity muffin pans.

Step 4  Place sheet of pastry on benchtop and cut in half forming two rectangles. Place one on top of the other. From the short end, roll up firmly to form a roll of pastry. Cut into 12 equal sized pieces.

Step 5  Roll pieces of pastry to approx. 8cm diameter and press into muffin pans. Spoon chilled custard between pastry shells and bake for 20-22 minutes until custard is starting to turn golden. Allow to sit for several minutes before removing from pans. Enjoyed best whilst warm.


Portuguese Custard Tarts


Portuguese Custard Tarts
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