Portuguese Quail Egg Custard Tarts – Indescribably Good

Portuguese quail egg custard tarts served on a plate.

Take a culinary trip around the world without leaving the comfort of your kitchen with these delicious Portuguese-style quail egg custard tarts. Go ahead and indulge in the international cuisine with this golden dessert that’s bound to become one of your favorites!

They work great as an afternoon treat for those of you who like to sweeten up in between meals. You can also serve them at a dinner party! Be prepared to share this unique quail egg recipe because everyone will ask for it!


Quail Egg Custard Tarts - Try This Delicious Portuguese Dessert Recipe

This Portuguese delight has many interpretations. You'll love these quail egg custard tarts, especially if you let them rest at room temperature before serving them.

Type: Dessert

Cuisine: Portuguese

Keywords: quail egg creme brulee

Recipe Yield: 12 tarts

Calories: Approx 260 kcal/tart

Preparation Time: PT1H

Cooking Time: PT0H30M

Total Time: PT2H30M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 200 g or roughly 1 cup and 3/4 plain flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 100 g or slightly more than 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled
  • 20 quail egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 100 g or roughly 1/2 cup golden caster sugar
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • some lime zest
  • 250 ml or 1 cup whole milk, preferably organic
  • 250 ml or 1 cup double cream

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