Portuguese Egg Tart – Pastel de Nata (part I)

I decided to try making the most famous Portuguese delicacy, the Pastel de Nata.

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Yep, it is not as easy as you might think… 😅 The puff pastry takes a lot of time to make, so for the time being, I started with the cream part, to make sure I get it right.

So for my first attempt, I decided to go old school and try the recipe from the book of the Portuguese Julia Child, Maria de Lourdes Modesto.

Traditional Portuguese Cooking

The recipe is somewhat different in comparison to what you find around online, but I went for it anyway.
It’s a very simple recipe, just put everything in the pot and let it cook, then add it to the puff pastry bake and ta-da you’re done. 😅
I used store-bought puff pastry because I didn’t have the time to make it but I will definitely try it one day.



They turned out pretty good. They disappeared pretty quickly when I put them on the table…😋😂👍

Do they look like the traditional Pastel de Nata? Not really. I think I filled them up too much. The traditional Pastel de Nata you can see some puff pastry on the sides.

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Do they taste like the traditional Pastel de Nata? Not really. It actually tastes like “Leite Creme” which is basically a crème brûlée with puff pastry… But very good nonetheless.

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Will try soon another recipe and keep you guys updated.


Portuguese Egg Tart

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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    Portuguese Egg Tart
  • 500 mL of heavy cream
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 200 g of sugar
  • peel of 1 lemon
  • 1 roll of puff pastry


Please check the video for method

🇵🇹 Receita em Português 🇵🇹

Pasteis de Nata

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: fácil
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  • 500 mL de natas
  • 8 gemas
  • 2 colheres de sopa de farinha
  • 200 g de açúcar
  • Casca de 1 limão
  • 1 rolinho de massa folhada


Vê o video para o método.

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