Easy Jam Tarts Recipe

Jam tarts

  • makes 24
  • A little effort

This is a perfect tea-time recipe for the whole family. Recruit the kids to help you dolloping jam into the delicate pastry cases and use different jams to get a multicoloured plateful.


These dainty jam tarts make a delicious afternoon tea treat. Why not go a step further and make one of our homemade jam recipes to fill them? Our fruity selection includes strawberry jam, pear jam and rhubarb jam.



  • flour 400g
  • butter 200g, chilled and diced
  • golden caster sugar 50g
  • egg yolks 2
  • orange 1, grated rind
  • jam


  • Step 1

    Whizz 400g flour and 200g chilled and diced butter to breadcrumbs in a food processor.

    Add 50g golden caster sugar and mix. Add 2 egg yolks and grated rind 1 orange and pulse until it comes together into a dough (you might need to add a splash of water).

    Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 20 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat oven to 190c/fan 170c/gas 5. Roll out the pastry and stamp out circles big enough to fit 2 × 12-hole jam tart tins.

    Bake for 15 minutes, then add small spoonfuls of jam to each and bake for 5 mins.