Jam tarts

Everyone loves a jam tart, especially with a little dollop of whipped cream on top. For something slightly different, try filling some of the cases with marmalade rather than jam.

  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 36 Item
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Jam tarts
  • 2 cup (300g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (40g) icing sugar, plus 1 tablespoon extra, for dusting
  • 185 gram cold unsalted butter, coarsely chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon iced water
  • 1/3 cup (110g) strawberry
  • 1/3 cup (110g) black cherry jam
  • 1/3 cup (110g) apricot jam
  • 1/3 cup (110g) raspberry jam


Jam tarts
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C.
  • 2
    Process flour, icing sugar and butter until crumbly. With motor operating, add egg yolk and enough of the water to make ingredients come together. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead gently until smooth. Roll half the pastry between sheets of baking paper until 3mm thick. Repeat with remaining pastry. Place on trays and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Grease three 12-hole (1-tablespoon/20ml) shallow round-based patty pans.
  • 4
    Using a 6cm round cutter, cut 18 rounds from each piece of pastry; re-roll pastry scraps as necessary. Press pastry rounds into pan holes. Prick pastry cases well with a fork. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Bake pastry cases about 5 minutes. Drop slightly rounded teaspoons of jam into pastry cases.
  • 6
    Bake tarts about 10 minutes; cool. Dust with extra sifted icing sugar before serving.

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