Pasta Dessert (Aletria)

Demonstrated by: Connie Aragona of Giovanni's Aloha Foods and Portuguese Pioneer Civic Association.
Traditional Portuguese Recipes on June 1, 2000.



Pasta Dessert (Aletria)

  • 4 cups water
  • Rind of 1 lemon, slivered
  • 8 oz angel hair pasta, broken into thirds
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • Ground cinnamon


  1. In a sauce pot, bring the water and lemon rind to a boil.
  2. Add pasta; cook until water is absorbed.
  3. Add the milk and sugar; bring to a boil.
  4. Lower heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes.
  5. In a bowl, beat yolks; add a little of the hot milk mixture.
  6. Stirring constantly, slowly add egg mixture to the hot noodle mixture; cook over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Pour into a serving dish.
  9. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  10. Chill before serving.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.


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