Have you ever tried those little Portuguese custard tarts, or as the folks in Lisbon call them, “pasteis de nata”? These little heavenly bites are a staple of Portuguese cuisine and are famous worldwide for their sweet, creamy filling and crispy pastry crust. Legend has it that the original recipe was created by Catholic monks back in the 18th century, who sold them to raise money for their monastery. But let’s be real, who cares about the history when you have a tray of these bad boys in front of you? Now, if you’re lucky enough to live near a Trader Joe’s, you may want to try one of their version of these pleasant-tasting tarts.
TikTokers just discovered the own version of the “pasteis de nata” that Trader Joe’s has reintroduced in several stores in a lot of US states where they have not been available for a long time. And, people, they are going crazy.
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Monks and nuns in Portugal found themselves with an abundance of egg yolks resulting from other preparations and, being practical folk, they put them to good use by creating these delectable yolk-centered desserts. Now, thanks to the wonders of modern technology and importation, you too can enjoy the same creamy texture and flaky, melt-in-your-mouth crust of these beloved treats.
Trader Joe’s has sourced the best pastel de nata from Portugal and made them available for you to enjoy at home. With easy preparation in the oven, air fryer, or microwave, you can have these delights ready in minutes. And don’t forget to sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top for an extra touch of deliciousness.
Costumers Are Going Crazy for These Tarts: “It’s Like a Piece of Portugal in Your Mouth”
Trader Joe’s costumers are falling in love with these tiny, little, sweet Portugal-style tarts, because it’s not like any other treat you can find at their stores or any other supermarket in the United States.
“I was hesitant to try these at first, but boy am I glad I did! The creamy filling and flaky crust are a match made in heaven. It’s like a party in my mouth with every bite!” a happy costumer said about the Portuguese custard tarts.
“I’ve had pastel de nata in Portugal before and let me tell you, these Trader Joe’s Custard Tarts are the real deal! They’re so easy to prepare at home and taste just as good as the ones I had in Lisbon. I can’t get enough of them!” another shopper said. She actually says that the TJ’s version taste just like the ones from Lisbon. That’s a lot.