Pastéis de Nata: Portuguese Cream Tarts

Courtesy of our friends at AMA Waterways, enjoy this amazing Patis de Nata recipe!

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  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup single cream (11-18% milkfat)
  • 5 tbsp. caster sugar (or confectioners’ sugar)
  • 1 lb. puff pastry
  • ½ stick butter, softened
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  • Separate the egg yolks from the whites and place the yolks into a large bowl.
  • Add the caster sugar into the bowl while vigorously whisking. Pour the cream into the bowl while still mixing the ingredients.
  • Next, place a heavy pan onto the stove on low-medium heat.
  • Add the ingredients from the bowl into the pan stirring frequently until it starts to simmer.
  • Continue to simmer the mixture until it becomes thick.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Place the puff pastry into a greased muffin tin.
  • Layer pastry while lightly covering each layer with some butter.
  • Once the shells are made place the cooled egg mixture into each shell.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy!

Serves approximately 4 (depending on cake pan size).

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