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Portuguese Milk Tarts Queijadas de Leite

Portuguese Milk Tarts {Queijadas de Leite}

Portuguese Milk Tarts, Queijadas de Leite, are a sweet, creamy, traditional Portuguese dessert recipe made with simple ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Portuguese
Keyword milk tarts, portuguese dessert, portuguese recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 155kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 4 Eggs beaten
  • ½ cup Butter melted
  • 3 ¾ cups Whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine 2 cups of sugar and flour.
  • Whisk in beaten eggs, then add melted butter, continuing to whisk, and then milk.
  • Pour mixture into greased muffin tin, filling them to a little more than ¾ full.
  • Bake on center rack for 30 mins or until sides and top are golden.
  • Remove the tarts from muffin tin while hot by running a sharp knife around the sides and lifting them out.
  • Mix sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the tarts as a topping.
  • Serve the same day or store in cool place until ready to serve. Can be made 1 day ahead and served at room temperature.


Serving: 1tart | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.4mg