Jam Tarts

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Jam Tarts


This is a recipe my daughter found in a children's colouring book. We love to make them together. A good basic recipe for children to try, with an adults help.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 18 Min

Total Time : 33 Min


Serves : 9
  • 130 butter

  • 275 plain flour

  • 1 caster sugar

  • 60 cold water

  • jam, of choice


  • Chop the butter into small bits and add to a bowl.
  • Add the flour and caster sugar and with fingertips rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add the cold water and knead it in a little and roll into a ball.
  • Wrap the ball in clingwrap and put in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  • Remove from freezer and sprinkle some flour onto your worktop.
  • Roll out the pastry to about 3mm in thickness and cut shapes with a fluted cutter or scone cutter, cut them just a little larger than the hole in the tray.
  • Place into the tray and push down to make an indentation for the jam to go into.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of jam.
  • Place into oven and cook for 18-20 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack being careful as the jam is very hot.