Jam Tarts

These Jam tarts are the yummiest thing I have made, my grandad taught me how to make these and we used to make them around Christmas time as a alternative to mince pies. Emily absolutely loved spooning in the jam into the middle, I remember this being one of the first things I ever baked with Emily.

680g plain flour
4 tablespoons of caster sugar
400g Cold unsalted butter
4 large egg yolks
8 tablespoons of cold water

How to make them?
Preheat your oven to 180C, start by sifting the flour into a bowl and using your fingers rub in the butter until you have a crumble-like mixture. Then stir in your sugar and egg yolks, while i'm doing this I add a tablespoon of water at a time until my mixture comes together as a dough. Once you have a dough like mixture, roll it into a bowl, wrap with clingfilm and leave it to chill in a fridge for 15 minutes. 

After it has been in the fridge for 15 minutes, roll it out and cut your bottoms. Place the cut circles into a tin, I use a fairy cake tin. Then spoon in your filling. I use 1 teaspoon of Duerr's raspberry jam, and then covered it with a top. We wanted the jam tarts to look festive and they do make the perfect alternative to mince pies. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. 


  1. Ahhh I used to love making Jam Tarts as a little girl - it was so much fun and one of my fave memories with my mum! H x

  2. Oh, we've never made jam tarts! Must have a go, although I suspect I'd cheat on the pastry :)

  3. Jam tarts are great to make together aren't they? Always a winner!

  4. awwwww jam tarts - there's something about them which sends me right back to being little. I may try and make these with our boys xx

  5. I love making jam tarts with my children! Reminds me so much of being a child. Sometimes we cheat though and buy ready-rolled pastry. Not always easy cooking with three small children! x

  6. How cute is your little one helping. It's adorable. Haven't made tarts in years!! These look yum!!

  7. I've never made jam tarts! These look so yummy. I wish lamb liked baking more, he always starts off helping but gets bored afte 5 minutes! Xx

  8. They look so yummy I haven;t made jam tarts since I was little myself I really should give it ago with the kids! x

  9. I haven't dated jam tarts since I was a child I don't think! You've made me want to make some with Wilf x


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