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Portuguese Egg Tarts Recipe

Portuguese egg tarts and Portuguese egg tarts recipe. This easy egg tarts recipe calls for store-bought ingredients for the tastiest Portuguese egg tarts ever!

Course Snack
Cuisine Portuguese
Keyword Portuguese Egg Tarts
Servings 10 tarts
Calories 292 kcal


A (Crust):

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Pie Crust Mix, Net Wt 11 Oz or 1 frozen and rolled Pillsbury 9-inch pie crust
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup cold water

B (Filling):

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar or slightly less if you don't like your Portuguese egg tarts too sweet
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 drops vanilla extract


  1. Stir the pie crust mix, cold water, and melted butter until pastry forms a ball. On a floured surface, roll the dough and cut it into 12 balls. Set aside.

  2. Use an electronic hand beater to blend Ingredients B. Beat for about 3 minutes and strain the filling through a strainer. Set aside.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 F. Butter the muffin pan.

  4. Flatten the balls into small rounds and fit them well into the muffin pan by pressing firmly on bottom and side (do not over stretch). Fill the pie crust dough with the egg mixture (about 80% full).

  5. Bake the Portuguese Egg Tarts at 400F for about 15-20 minutes or until the filling turn brown.

Recipe Notes

If you use Pillsbury frozen pie crust, you just use it as is, meaning just cut it out into 10 rounds and fit into your muffin pan.

Nutrition Facts
Portuguese Egg Tarts Recipe
Amount Per Serving (10 tarts)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 174mg8%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.