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Jam Tarts

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

Cook Time : 18

Total Time : 33


Serves 9

  • 130g butter

  • 275g plain flour

  • 1tablespoon caster sugar

  • 60ml cold water

  • jam, of choice


  • 01

    Chop the butter into small bits and add to a bowl.

  • 02

    Add the flour and caster sugar and with fingertips rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

  • 03

    Add the cold water and knead it in a little and roll into a ball.

  • 04

    Wrap the ball in clingwrap and put in the freezer for 20 minutes.

  • 05

    Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.

  • 06

    Remove from freezer and sprinkle some flour onto your worktop.

  • 07

    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.

  • 08

    Place into the tray and push down to make an indentation for the jam to go into.

  • 09

    Add 1 teaspoon of jam.

  • 10

    Place into oven and cook for 18-20 minutes.

  • 11

    Cool on a wire rack being careful as the jam is very hot.



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