Easy jam tarts are the quickest easiest bake to make with kids. They’re fun, tasty and perfect for popping into picnics for spring and summer days out.
You’ll just need a pack of Jus-Rol shortcrust pastry, jam and a beaten egg. We like the smooth squirty jam from Hartley’s for this bake just because it’s easier.
Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a jam tart tray with butter.
Firstly cut the pastry block into three and roll each piece out thinly enough that you can cut twelve tart bases from the pastry. You may need to roll up the scraps and roll again to get the full twelve tarts.
As you cut the tarts press them gently into the jam tart tray. Once all twelve have been cut then squirt the jam into the tart – you’re aiming for around a tsp of jam in each tart case.
Brush the outsides of the pastry with beaten egg and then bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the pastry is browning and the jam bubbling. Allow the tarts to cool slightly in the tin then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
We make 36 jam tarts out of one block of pastry in three different jam flavours apricot, raspberry and blackcurrant.
The easiest jam tarts.
- 1 block of Jus-Rol shortcrust pastry
- 12 spoonfuls of apricot jam
- 12 spoonfuls of raspberry jam
- 12 spoonfuls of blackcurrant jam
- 1 egg beaten
- Heat the oven to 180C
- Grease a tart tray with butter.
- Cut the pastry block into three and roll out each piece so you can cut 12 tart cases from each piece.
- Gently press the pastry into the tart tins and drop a tsp of jam into each tart case.
- Brush the pastry edges with beaten egg.
- Bake in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes
- Cool on a wire rack
Make jam tarts your way
- Choose any flavour jam you like
- Try lemon curd
- Put little pastry stars on top
How to serve jam tarts
- Perfect for picnics
- Great with a mini tea-party
PS… we think you might also just LOVE our mini oreo cheesecakes