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Vegan Portuguese Custard Tarts

Vegan Portuguese Custard Tarts | Eggless & Dairy-Free

Vegan pastel de nataLooking for a vegan custard tarts recipe? My recipe for vegan Portuguese custard tarts (pastel de nata) is authentic and truly delicious!

Even if you’re not vegan, this recipe is perfect for someone looking for dairy-free Portuguese custard tarts or eggless custard tarts!Vegan Portuguese Custard Tarts | Eggless & Dairy-Free

You can make puff pastry from scratch, but to save time, there are many store-bought prepared puff pastry that is “accidentally vegan”. Meaning they use oil instead of butter, even if it’s labelled “butter puff pastry”. So check your ingredients and save time!

Related Recipe: Vegan Meringues


Portuguese Custard Tarts


So many of my followers have requested I vegan-ize Portuguese custard tarts for a while now, and now that I’ve truly nailed the recipe done, I’m so excited to share my authentic vegan pastel de nata, which is what they are called in Portugal.Vegan Portuguese Custard Tarts



Custard Tarts Vegan

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Vegan Portuguese Custard Tarts
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Recipe type: Portuguese
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 12 tarts
  1. In a small bowl combine the cinnamon and 1 tbsp sugar.
  2. On a clean and then flour-dusted work surface, roll out your puff pastry.
  3. Sprinkle the rolled out dough with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  4. Roll the pastry dough into a tube/log shape, and transfer onto a sheet or cutting board, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 mins.
  5. Preheat oven to 400F and lightly grease a large muffin tin.
  6. Cut the pastry log into ½ inch slices.
  7. Place each slice into the muffin tin, cut side down, press the center of the spiral into the bottom of the pan, and press to evenly flatten the dough against the sides of the tin, extending slightly above the rim of the muffin tin about ¾ inch. Place into the fridge until the custard is prepared.
  8. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine ½ cup sugar, coconut milk and cinnamon stick over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, and for 1 min, then remove from the heat and let sit, ensure the sugar has dissolved.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy milk, corn and tapioca starches until combined.
  10. Remove cinnamon stick.
  11. To the hot coconut milk mixture, add nutritional yeast, turmeric, vanilla and whisk until smooth. Slowly bring back to a simmer.
  12. Slowly drizzle in the starch mixture, whisking constantly.
  13. Continue to whisk, for 10-15 minutes until the mixture is thick & creamy. (add nor corn starch if your mixture does not thicken)
  14. Remove from heat. Add black salt and taste. Add more if necessary to get a slight eggy (sulphuric) flavour.
  15. Remove the tarts from the fridge, and spoon the now custard into each pastry shell. You will need roughly 2 tbsp per tart.
  16. Bake the tarts for 15-20 mins or until the shells are golden brown, and the custard is set. The tops should have some blackened in spots, but keep an eye as to not burn the pastry.
  17. Remove from oven, and allow to cool in the pan on a wire cooling rack for at least 5 mins.
  18. Remove each tart from the pan and transfer to the cooling rack.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 tart Calories: 97.5 Fat: 4.3g Carbohydrates: 13g Sugar: 9.25g Sodium: 12mg Fiber: 0.83g Protein: 1.25g

Vegan Custard Tarts Edgy Veg RecipeHi! I’m Candice aka The Edgy Veg! I veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are trying to eat more plants over… y’know animals or by-products of animals. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!

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  • Tried this recipe today, absolutely loved it! I added some lemon zest to the custard as that’s what I remember from trying them in Portugal years ago and it worked so well. I only overfilled the pastry but nevertheless it’s so delicious 😍 Still have some custard left-over so will be making more tomorrow 😏

  • My mom made these for me and OMG!! They are AMAZING!! Thank you for giving us a vegan version of these much loved Portuguese pastries. I agree with the other commenter, that the only think missing is the lemon rind (I’m first generation born in Canada Portuguese gal.) Thanks!

  • These look so great! I’m planning to take these to a gathering later this week. Since it’s right after work, I was hoping to make them the night before. How are these leftover, and how did you store them? Thanks!

  • Sandra Fletcher says:

    I made these. Really good. Easy recipe. If you follow it, you can’t go wrong. They were delicious.

  • I was looking for vegan custard tarts and this recipe turned out delicious!!!!

  • Will definitely be making these again. So delicious and surprisingly easy to make! Perfect with a cup of coffee.

  • Jennifer Hanna says:

    These things blew my mind!! They were SO good!!! Never really had something like this before but I really like custard so I wanted to give it a try! It was really fun to make and just the right amount of challenging that I could enjoy. Definitely would make these again! The flakey crust was unreal!!!

  • John Lambert says:

    Made these tonight and OMG they are soooooo good! Been plant based now for 8 years and have missed custard tarts and now I can have them with this fantastic recipe!! Thank you Candice!! Have been a fan since I began and love your recipes!!!

    • Chantal King says:

      Looking at this recipe it’s just missing the lemon rind which is a big part of the taste and you say to put in cinnamon stick optional which is the two major flavours that makes it Pasteis De Nata.


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