Quick and easy jam tarts

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Serves: 24

By EdwardBitMe



  • 1 packet of sweet pastry

  • 1 jar jam


  1. Remove pastry from fridge about 15 minutes before you need it, or follow instructions on the packet.
  2. Flour your work surface and a rolling pin. Roll out the pastry to about 3-5mm thick.
  3. Use a round cutter to stamp out circles of pastry. Dip the cutter into flour before each cut to make the circles come out cleanly.
  4. In a greased fairy cake tin (I use a silicone one that does not need greasing) place a circle in each hole. Use gentle, floured fingertips to press down the circles.
  5. Add a scant teaspoon of jam to each tart.
  6. You can brush the edge of the tarts with egg or milk to make a shiny edge when baked.
  7. Bake at 180C for 8-10 minutes, but do check regularly to ensure the jam does not boil over.

Handy Hint

Use a floured end of a round-ended rolling pin to press down pastry circles.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Jam and chutney

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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  • EdwardBitMe 04/07/09 00:07

    This is a great, quick treat I make with my 3 yr old. They look as though a lot of effort goes into them, and are sure to impress your MIL! The pastry shells can be made in advance and frozen. Defrost carefully in their baking tin before filling with jam and baking.