Aletria (angel hair pasta sweet)

Aletria (angel hair pasta sweet) on a dish bowl

A typical Portuguese sweet, with excellent presentation, very nice and easy to prepare, confectioned with angel hair pasta, milk and eggs, with a slight cinnamon aroma.

Category: Desserts, Recipes, Typical Portuguese dishes
Servings:: 6
Prep Time: 10 m
Cook Time: 15 m
Total Time: 30 m
Ingredients: cinnamon, cinnamon stick, eggs, lemon, liquid caramel, milk, pasta, sugar
(17 votes, 3.94 out of 5)


  • 125 grams (4 1/2 ounces) angel hair pasta
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 500 ml (about 2 cups) milk
  • 125 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • Lemon peel
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Cinnamon powder (to taste)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon liquid caramel


  1. In a saucepan, place the milk, lemon peel, margarine, cinnamon stick, sugar and the liquid caramel. Stir with a wooden spoon, bring the pan over medium-high heat and simmer. When starts boiling, add the angel hair pasta, stir and cook about 10 minutes (stir once in a while for the pasta don’t stick to the pan).
  2. When the pasta is cooked and the milk slightly creamy, remove from heat and allow to cool about five minutes.
  3. Beat with a fork the egg yolks and mix quickly in the pasta. Place the angel hair pasta on a plate and garnish with cinnamon powder.
  4. Let cool and serve.
Aletria (angel hair pasta sweet)
Nutrition facts
Serves 6
Per Serving:
Calories 238
Total Fat 8 g(12%)
Saturated Fat 2.5 g(12%)
Cholesterol 127 mg(42%)
Sodium 89 mg(4%)
Total Carbohydrate 37 g(12%)
Protein 6.5 g

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