5 Delicious Desserts You Must Try in Portugal

Porto, Portugal. Photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash

A visit to Portugal can be a true culinary fairy tale – especially if you’re a fan of all things sweet. Check out some of the most delicious desserts you can try in this beautiful European country.

Pastel de Nata

Visiting Portugal without trying their signature custard tart is like never going at all, and it’s definitely worth the hype.

Bola de Berlim

Despite the fact this sweet treat originates from Germany, its creamier version is a huge hit in Portugal, and it’s the fluffiest thing you’ll taste during your trip.

Pastel de Feijão

This pastry may seem similar to pastel de nata at first, but it’s actually made with cooked, mashed white beans and almonds.

Ovos Moles

Portuguese people are crazy for soft eggs from Aveiro, and this popular dessert is made by cooking egg yolks with sugar cream until this mix reaches the perfect temperature.


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