Pitos de Santa Luzia

Vila Real
Description / Facilities
Originating in the former Convent of Santa Clara, the “Pitos de Santa Luzia” took shape and taste in the hands of Maria Ermelinda Correia, an Immaculate of Jesus Sister, which, according to the story, was very greedy. Now, knowing the Mother Superior of all her gluttony, she forbade her to eat all kinds of sweets. Sister Ermelinda  Correia, failing to control their greed, created a sweet whose shape closely resembled with linseed patches with which she treated patients with eye problems. And thus was born the “Pito de Santa Luzia” (patron saint of patients with eye problems), a specialty with pumpkin jelly filling and mass coverage of flour, which is one of the ex libris of Vila Real.
 The Vila Real tradition says that girls offer the “Pito” to the boys in the days of the Feast of Santa Luzia.
Address: Vila Real
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