Queijadas (Portuguese Custard Tartlets)

Tara Pacheco


Pronounced "kay-sha-das". These little guys are a traditional Portuguese dessert. Think of them as little custard filled cupcakes! I was inspired to bake them after a family member brought them to a party I hosted this summer. They are excellent served warm, but are just as good when cooled. They will just MELT in your mouth!


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes about 20
10 Min
50 Min


  • 1 3/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 3
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • ·
    powdered sugar or fresh fruit for garnish

How to Make Queijadas (Portuguese Custard Tartlets)


  1. Blend together your 1st 3 ingredients and mix well. Gradually add in your flour and milk. Continue to blend until completely smooth. Stir in vanilla.

    Don't be alarmed if your mixture is thin! It will be!
  2. Ladle into well greased muffin tins. (Do not use paper cups!). Fill about 3/4 full.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes. Top with powdered sugar, or fresh fruit. Enjoy!

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About Queijadas (Portuguese Custard Tartlets)

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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