Queijadas Da Vila | Portuguese Cheesecake Tarts

Queijadas Da Vila, or Portuguese Cheesecake Tarts, are popular in the Azores Islands. A unique yet simple technique is used to form the crust. Try out this traditional recipe and share with your family and friends!

 

 

Queijadas Da Vila | Portuguese Cheesecake Tarts

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Serves 24
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Queijadas Da Vila, or Portuguese Cheesecake Tarts, are popular in the Azores Islands. A unique yet simple technique is used to form the crust. Try out this traditional recipe and share with your family and friends!

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup butter

Filling

  • 4 egg yolks
  • cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 cups ricotta
  • powdered sugar for dusting the tops

Instructions

Making the Crust

  • To create the crust, first butter your tart tins, or muffin pan, liberally. Then, scoop a spoonful of flour into each tin. Tap the flour around so the whole tin is coated in flour. Once it is coated dump the excess flour back into a bowl. Next, spray each tin with water to make the flour sticky. Then, again coat each tin with a second layer of flour.
  • Next, spray each tin with water to make the flour sticky. Then, again coat each tin with flour. Repeat this process three more times.

Filling

  • Combine sugar and egg yolks in a bowl. Whisk until well combined. Then add the cinnamon, salt, and softened butter. Mix until well combined. Finally, mix in the ricotta cheese.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Fill each tin with the batter all the way to the top.
  • Place the queijadas in the oven and lower the temperature to 300°F. Cook until they reach an internal temperature of 175°F, or about 20-30 minutes until golden and set.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes, then tap the tins to carefully remove each tart from the tins. Dust the tops with powdered sugar and serve.

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Portuguese / Keto / Seafood / Vegetarian / Breakfast / Dinner

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