Portuguese Custard Tarts with Chocolate

Portuguese Nutella custard tarts

  • makes 12
  • Easy

If you love Portuguese custard tarts, then you'll love this recipe – we've added Nutella for extra indulgence. Make these impressive tarts for an easy weekend treat



  • ready-made puff pastry 375g
  • plain flour for dusting
  • ground cinnamon 1 ½ tsp
  • golden caster sugar 2 tbsp
  • ground almonds or hazelnuts 6 tbsp
  • egg yolks 2 large
  • Nutella 200g
  • ready-made long-life custard 300g tin
  • icing sugar a dusting to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Roll the pastry on a lightly floured worksurface to a 35 x 25cm rectangle. Mix the cinnamon and caster sugar, and sprinkle evenly over the top of the pastry, then use a rolling pin to gently roll over the top so the sugar is pressed in. Use your hands to tightly roll up the pastry from one of the short ends into a sausage, then cut into 12 slices. Turn each slice so the spiral faces upwards then roll to make a disc to the thickness of a £1 coin, and use to line 12 holes of a muffin tin. A little overhanging pastry is fine.

  • Step 2

    Mash the ground nuts and egg yolks into the Nutella, then whisk in the custard little by little to make a smooth chocolate custard, and pour into a jug. Divide between the pastry cases, filing 3/4 of the way up, and bake for 18-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden and puffed around the edges. Lift one out to check the pastry is golden right to the bottom. Cool for 15 minutes in the tin, then eat just warm or at room temperature, dusted with a little icing sugar.

Check out our recipe for classic Portuguese custard tarts here...

Portuguese custard tarts on a cooling rack

Check out more of our Nutella recipes here...

Nutella Cake Recipe with Baileys Cream Recipe


Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 307
  • Fat 19.3g
  • Saturates 6.8g
  • Carbs 26.5g
  • Sugars 15.9g
  • Fibre 2g
  • Protein 5.9g
  • Salt 0.3g