• 1 butter puff pastry sheet (Half a pkg)
  • ​1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) 18% table cream
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ​Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla


Three Portuguese tarts on a black dish.


  • Preheat oven to 450 F (232C). Butter 12 muffin tins; set aside.
  • Unroll pastry and remove parchment paper. Re-roll pastry sheet tightly into cylinder. Cut into 12 equal pieces. Gently roll out each piece to about 4 inches (10 cm) to fit into buttered muffin tins; refrigerate until ready to use.
  • In a saucepan, whisk together sugar and flour until combined. Whisk in cream, egg yolks and salt until smooth. Place saucepan over medium low heat and cook, whisking for about 10 minutes or until very thick and smooth. Remove from heat and scrape into a bowl. Whisk in vanilla. Let cool to room temperature, whisking often.
  • Fill each pastry cup with custard and bake in upper third of oven for about 10 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Let cool about 15 minutes before eating.

Dairy Inspiration

Tomato sauce and pasta in a black iron skillet, placed on a wooden table

Local Kingston: Atomica Takes Bold Flavour in a New Direction

Once the capital city of the province of Canada, Kingston has been quietly reinventing itself, and you can see it in its local food scene.

Read the article
Freshly harvested apples in bins

Ontario's Fruit Harvest is Here!

Read the article

VQA Ontario Wines and Artisan Cheese: The Fall 2019 Pairing List

Universally loved and craved around the world, the art of pairing distinctive wines with exquisite cheeses is ancient, going back thousands of years. While the symbiosis is both evident and beloved, many of us find the art of pairing wines with cheeses daunting, an art form reserved for the highly experienced and sophisticated, served to the rest of us on rare occasions.

Read the article