25 Most Popular Portuguese Desserts To Try

Portugal lies on the Western edge of Europe, diving into the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This small country packs in a ton of culture into its borders, with everything from its historic big waves, thrilling dances, and dozens of delicious Portuguese desserts.

Egg tart, traditional Portuguese dessert

When it’s time to end a terrific dinner of bountiful Portuguese seafood or filling rice dishes, these Portuguese desserts will finish the meal on a high note.

Many of these desserts are rich and decadent, overflowing with creamy flavors.

Explore this list of 25 best Portuguese desserts for your next tea time, snack attack, or after-dinner treat.

Final Thoughts

Portuguese desserts feature many delicious recipes.

Custard tarts, fruity trifles, and egg puddings provide the perfect finishing touch to everyday desserts and special occasions.

Some of these recipes involve specialized ingredients or advanced techniques, but many of these recipes bring a bit of Portuguese flair to everyday meals.

Check out other delicious desserts from around the world, from classic fall desserts to Australian desserts you should try!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.