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    Toucinho Do Ceu (Heavenly Fat)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 5 mins

    20 mins

    45 mins

    Caroline Cooks's Note:

    Fancifully named toucinho do céu (bacon from heaven), one of Portugal's rich egg-yolk custards. Name derives from earlier times when lard *bacon* was used in making this dish. Posted for ZWT3.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 12 ounces sugar
    • 4 ounces water
    • 8 ounces finely ground almonds
    • 3 egg yolks
    • cinnamon, to taste (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 325F.; lightly grease 9” pie dish.
    2. 2
      Place sugar and water in a saucepan, bring slowly to boil; boil rapidly for 5-10 minutes until syrup sticks to a spoon. Remove from heat, allow cool slightly; add almonds and egg yolks and mix well.
    3. 3
      Return to a low heat and cook, stirring until slightly thickened.
    4. 4
      Add cinnamon, if using.
    5. 5
      Transfer to prepared pie dish and bake for 45 minutes or until firm.
    6. 6
      Allow to cool before serving.

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    Nutritional Facts for Toucinho Do Ceu (Heavenly Fat)

    Serving Size: 1 (123 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 724.3
     
    Calories from Fat 309
    42%
    Total Fat 34.3 g
    52%
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    17%
    Cholesterol 124.5 mg
    41%
    Sodium 211.3 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 98.2 g
    32%
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    26%
    Sugars 87.9 g
    351%
    Protein 14.5 g
    28%

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