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Variation Portuguese Tarts - Adapted from Bill Granger - Inspired by Thermofest



12 portion(s)


  • 1 sheet Puff pastry


  • 3 eggs, 2 Yolks and 1 whole egg
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 230 g cream
  • 170 g Milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Recipe's preparation

  1. Turn oven on 200C
  2. Cut the pastry dough sheet in half, put one half on top of the other and set aside for 5 minutes. Roll up the pastry tightly from the short end and cut the pastry log into 12 x 1cm rounds. Lay each pastry round on a lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin to roll out until each is 10cm in diameter.
  3. Press the pastry rounds into the muffin tin. Spoon the cooled custard into the pastry cases and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry and custard are golden. Leave the tarts in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Filling
  5. Add all filling ingredients to the bowl and cook for 9 mins 90℃ speed 4.
  6. Once cooked transfer to another bowl and cover surface with clingfilm to prevent skin from forming and allow to cool.
  7. Once cooled place about a desert spoonful in each pastry shell.
  8. Cook for 20 -25 minutes. Once cooked remove from oven and leave in muffin case for 5 minutes to cool and then remove to wire rack.


This recipe was adapted initially by notquitenigella from Bill Grangers recipe.  To view the original click here //www.notquitenigella.com/2007/11/26/portuguese-custard-tarts/

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  • Incredible

    Submitted by dena.davies on 20. May 2020 - 14:24.


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  • Quite nice...

    Submitted by Stompy on 12. June 2019 - 14:27.

    Quite nice

    I needed to put the tarts under the grill for a few mins at the end to get them to caramelise.

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  • Very easy and delicious recipe this is a new...

    Submitted by Lissy2425 on 13. May 2017 - 14:07.

    Very easy and delicious recipe, this is a new favourite. I recently doubled the custard to make more tarts and it turned out perfectly, the only tweak I needed to make was to cook the custard for 3 minutes longer. They are really nice warm or chilled.

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  • Great. ...

    Submitted by Blitzers on 7. April 2017 - 19:24.

    Next time I'll use butter puff pastry.
    There was twice as much custard as required. Georgeous when warm, but only 'good' when cool. The letdown was the bought pastry and how it performed, so I'm looking at the best options for that. My pastry had been in a sealed keeper for a couple of months, so I expect a better pastry outcome next time. I'm also lashing out on more expensive vanilla, as the first try was soooo good when warm, I know we will be having this frequently Smile

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