Jamie’s Quick Portuguese Custard Tarts

This super-simple custard tart recipe looks great, tastes amazing and is so quick to make; just cheat’s pastry, vanilla custard and orange caramel. Jamie takes you through every step to success. Obrigado!

This speedy recipe is from Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals TV series first aired on Channel 4 in 2010. All the food made in this video was shared out and eaten among the very lucky crew. Nothing goes to waste.

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Read the full recipe on page 122 of Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals book.

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That is a million miles away from the real portuguese tarts.

gordon hood

How can such a goo chef be such a messy slob in the kitchen


Anyone seen a recipe for Portuguese CHOCOLATE custard tart anywhere?

Lou Wagner

Uegh this is so unhealthy and disgustin! I wouldnt eat anything with chickens periods in it!

???? ????????

I just achieved an oatmeal in a muffin-cup ? kinda fail

Ricardo Curto

sorry man , but that it´s not portugues!

Syria Sharia

not only do I need to make this, but u solves my caramel cleaning problems for life. thanks!

Daniel Iteon

horible is got almost nothing to do with Pastel de Nata

Pedro Figueiredo

That does not look like Pastéis de Nata…

João Nobre

WTF this is not a "pastel de nata"

Mylie Blue
Jamie, I'm DISGUSTED AND REPULSED by the massacring you did right there in this video! I'm Portuguese and I'm beyond offended by the mess you've made of our national dessert!!! Why did you even bother call this a Portuguese Custard tart when it's not!? You have NOOO fucking idea what it's supposed to look like and I can tell by the recipe that you also have no idea what it's supposed to taste like! I'm a professional pastry maker and this, your recipe, is fucking crap!!! You need to travel to Portugal and actually go eat there, and THEN go… Read more »
Faith 52662627222

I just had the shepords pie it was lit

It only took less than 13 seconds to understand this was not going to be not even near a Portuguese Custard Pie. Caramel? Seriously?!I love Jamie Olivier style and he does what look like delicious meals. This might even be a delicious dessert, but it's not even close to a Portuguese Custard Pie, except in shape (but it doesn't even look like the right type of dough).There are so many things wrong (for a Portuguese tart, that is) that even I, that don't know how to properly cook anything that takes more than 4 steps, can see the faults in… Read more »

Its as Portuguese Custard as it is a German PIzza mixed with English Paella…

Nicola Siddons
Just made these – terrible on every level – I knew they would not be authenticate but I did expect the recipe to work If you're going to use puff pastry at all (not traditional) it must be rolled really, really thinly – my first batch came out with soggy bottoms and mainly pastry following Jamie's mold with your fingers method. The caramel on top is a horrible addition too- chewy and gets stuck in your teeth. Jamie this is dreadful! I have a dinner party in a couple fo hours – think you owe me a batch of decent… Read more »
Benedict Ziegler

Stoppen Göttingen so fucking offended over stupid fucking tart you fucking dumbasses!!! Omfg

Jenna Dougherty

Everybody is freaking out about how "wrong" the recipe is and here I am like "what do you mean put cold water into a hot pan?!?!?! Isn't that a no-no?"

Fred J

woowwww….this is nice! it looks simple….

José Luís Lopes

looks very nice, but that is not a Portuguese Custard Tart

Edgar Eduardo Pereira Gonçalves
Edgar Eduardo Pereira Gonçalves

look like shit !! this is not Portuguese Pastel de Nata! Close enough… so close.

Hurry Calls

i remember watching this a like 5 years ago, damn.

Tatijana Tajci Kulas
omg seriously people… Jamie wasnt doing the authentic Portuguese Custard Tart (Pastel de nata) he was doing something simple quick and that still has the taste of something similar to the Portuguese Custard Tart… Like seriously people grow up… I have tried this recipe and can tell you my friends here on youtube it is awesome and tastes sensational…. You are all jealous for the fact he is creative and adventurous chef… Stop knocking him .. Praise him… I love your recipes Jamie Oliver and I love what you give us to try etc…. God Bless you and your beautiful… Read more »
Silvia Garcia

i just dont understant people… its just different and if you dont want call it pastel de nata.. its okay give it another name

Margarida Hipólito

I don't feel insulted at all, and the recipe seems yummy, but that's not Portuguese, sorry :*

Rosário Paiva

Viva o verdadeiro pastel de nata 😉



Rafael Couto

wtf… That's NOT pastel de nata


Now I'm tempted to make some caramel and touch it

Monica Guedes

that's so far from a Portuguese custard tart.

It's actually insulting

Luv Duv

Why be offended? Didn't he said it's JAMIE'S Quick Portuguese Custard tart? That indicates Jamie's style/method of whipping up the recipe. Its surely his own creation. Need no offense. Keep an open mind. It's appalling to criticize a great chef. Have some respect. He's been around. The problem of today in this world is people has lost respect even to their ownselves. How sad! And I certainly need no rebuttal, just please respect or at least learn to respect. Thank you.

Andre Melancia

the fuck is this