From seafood to Port wine, Portugal is renowned for its rustic plates and seasonal produce – with desserts accounting for a vast swathe of the country’s favourite eats. The sweet-toothed among you will be well catered for under the Iberian sun, with everything from pastries to rice pudding in Portugal’s dessert repertoire.
The Portuguese will always find some time to indulge in something sweet, regardless of whether it is a normal day or a special occasion. The country is dotted with pastelarias, meaning ‘pastry shops’, but in reality they are a cross between a bakery and a café, shedding light on the coffee culture that can be found in Portugal.
If you have a penchant for desserts, join us as we explore the iconic desserts of Portugal – from the humble pastéis de nata to the decadent pudim flan. To make this world of sweet treats easier to navigate, we have separated them out into delicious categories for you.