Portuguese tarts are a combination of a flaky pastry shell with a sweet egg custard in the middle. These Allie & Sara’s Kitchen Portuguese Custard Tarts from Costco caught my eye because they look delicious on the box and they’re actually made in Portugal! Are these tarts as tasty and exotic as I hoped? Read on to find out!
I’ve had Portuguese tarts from a local bakery but I’ve never bought them from a grocery store until now! Today I’m reviewing the Costco Allie & Sara’s Kitchen Portuguese Custard Tarts.
If custard tarts aren’t your thing Costco carries a lot of other delicious sweet treats! The Kirkland Signature Cranberry Orange Bisconie, Marie Morin Creme Brulee, Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Cake, Dessert Italiano Tiramisu, Charlotte’s Mini Chocolate Brownies and the Kirkland Signature Banana Pecan Loaf.
Location in Store
The tarts are located in the freezer section, near the ice cream and other desserts. The item number is 1593287.
I prepared my tarts using the oven method. My tarts had been out of the freezer for about half an hour, so I only kept them in for 12 minutes. They probably could’ve used a bit more time.
The pastry got nice and crisp in the oven. It’s also quite flaky. The filling is a plain, sweet custard. It doesn’t have a lot of flavor, but it’s not bad. There’s a lot of filling in the tarts, which makes them a bit soggy. As I mentioned, I’d bake my next batch a little longer.
I tried the tarts uncooked as well. The flavors were the same, but they were chewier and the pastry was less flaky and less crispy. Interesting though, they seemed less soggy. I definitely preferred them hot.
The 720-gram box contains 12 tarts and costs $13.99 Canadian at Costco. The cost per tart is similar to what I pay at my local bakery that sells Portuguese tarts.
The tarts come frozen and can be warmed in the oven, air fryer or microwave. They don’t have to be warmed, they can simply just be defrosted to enjoy without warming. I’m a bit hesitant to recommend warming them in the microwave because I think they’d be quite soggy.
They’re a product of Portugal and the best before date is about 10 months from when we purchased them. Once the tarts have been thawed they cannot be refrozen. I think these make a nice dessert or mid-morning treat to have with coffee or tea!
One tart contains 160 calories, seven grams of fat, 23 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 11 grams of sugar, three grams of protein and 120 milligrams of sodium.
The ingredients list is short and sweet with ingredients I can pronounce and know what they are! The tarts contain wheat, milk and egg. They may contain sesame, soy, tree nuts and oddly, mustard!
I appreciate that these are preservative-free with no added chemicals, colors of flavors and are made with 100% real butter.
Give them a try.
These aren’t quite as good as the bakery ones I buy but they’re decent! I just wish they were a bit less soggy and less heavy but the flavor is good.
Have you tried these tarts before? What did you think of them?
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