Recently I stumbled upon a recipe for a Portuguese Tart, formerly called Kuejadas. I have been looking for recipes to try which have rhubarb in them since my garden is overflowing with rhubarb. The recipe was for a caramel custard tart but I easily adapted it in order to use rhubarb.
They are soooooooo good, it is hard to stop at just one. And it doesn’t help that you can pick it up and in two bites it is gone.
Start with one cup of sugar. (Note: I have a new helper in the kitchen. Biggest problem is that she will not stay down on the step stool. She insists on being on the counter and up close.)
Pour in 4 Tablespoons of melted butter
Add two eggs
Pour in a can of sweetened condensed milk and one teaspoon of vanilla
And one cup of flour. Now mix this all together until thick and creamy.
I turned my back just to get the milk out of the fridge and she was scooping the batter out by the handfuls and eating it! She said it was dewicous.
Pour in two cups of milk and stir.
Grease your muffin tins and pour the batter in with a 1/3 cup measuring cup. The 1/2 cup was too much.
Now add one Tablespoon of chopped rhubarb to each tart. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325 and bake an additional 25 minutes.
Let them cool in the pan for about 15-20 minutes and remove with a fork. They are delicious served warm or cold.
Top with whipped cream. I learned a new trick when whipping cream. Instead of using granulated sugar, use powdered sugar to sweeten the cream. It keeps nicer in the fridge and doesn’t get runny.
See how it forms its own crust and the creamy custard filling cooks up in the middle.
1 cup sugar
4 T melted butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
2 cups milk
5-6 stalks rhubarb, chopped
This is pretty much a dump it all in and mix recipe. Mix all except the rhubarb together. Pour by 1/3 cups into greased muffin tins. Add 1 Tablespoon chopped rhubarb to each tart. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 325 and bake an additional 25 minutes. Serve with whipped cream.