Pasteis de Nata

Ingredients for 10 portions

  • 500 g QimiQ Sauce Base
  • 540 g Puff pastry, = 2 packages
  • 100 g Granulated sugar
  • 1 small pinch Cinnamon, ground
  • 160 g Granulated sugar
  • 4 Vanilla pods
  • 6 Egg yolks
  • Lemon peel, from 1/2 lemon
  • Icing sugar, to dust
  • Cinnamon, ground , to dust


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (convection).
  2. Roll out the pastry, sprinkle with the 100 g granulated sugar and the cinnamon and form into a roll lengthwise.
  3. Cut the pastry roll into 2 cm pieces and roll out into circles. Brush the tart forms (5-6 cm in diameter) with butter and line with the pastry circles.
  4. Halve the vanilla pods lengthwise and scrape out the pulp.
  5. Mix the QimiQ Sauce Base with the sugar, vanilla pulp, egg yolks and lemon zest and fill into the tart forms.
  6. Bake for approx. 20-25 minutes.
  7. Allow the pasteis to cool briefly and remove from the tart forms. Sprinkle with icing sugar and cinnamon and serve.

QimiQ Sauce Base advantages

  • Creamy consistency
  • Prevents moisture migration, pastry remains fresh and dry for longer
  • Quick and easy preparation