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Mini Jam Tarts

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About the bake

Little tarts of jammy sweetness.  Perfect to make with a selection of homemade jams.  Afternoon tea is just not the same with out jam tarts!

35Total Time
15Prep Time
20Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 190˚C (170°C fan, 375˚F, gas mark 5).

  2. Step 2:

    Place the flour into a large bowl. Add the diced butter and rub the butter in using the fingertips, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

  3. Step 3:

    Stir in the sugar. Add the egg yolk and 1-3 tbsp of chilled water and mix with a palette knife until the dough starts to come together in a ball.

  4. Step 4:

    Knead very briefly to make the dough smooth then chill in the fridge for 20 minutes to rest.

  5. Step 5:

    Place the dough onto a floured work surface and roll to about 3mm thickness.

  6. Step 6:

    Cut circles of dough with a cutter, to fit a small tart tin. Prick the base of each one gently with a fork.

  7. Step 7:

    Spoon a teaspoonful of jam into each pastry case. Roll any remaining pastry and cut tiny shapes to place on top of the jam.

  8. Step 8:

    Bake for 20 minutes until golden. Leave to cool on a cooling rack before eating - jam gets very hot!


    • 150g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 75g Butter (unsalted) (chilled, diced)
    • 3 tbsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster sugar
    • 1 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
    • 12 tsp Jam (strawberry, raspberry, apricot)
    •  Lemon curd (optional filling)

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