Small Jam Tarts are sweets delicious single servings treats! We can prepare and serve them as dessert, snack or even for breakfast!
They can be garnished with jam, cream, chocolate or fruit. If needed we can also prepare a single big tart!
Small Jam Tarts
- shortcrust pastry;
- jam a.r.
Preparing the Small Jam Tarts
Preparing the shortcrust pastry
Prepare the shortcrust pastry proceeding like explained in the shortcrust pastry recipe page.
Rolling out the pastry and cooking the tarts
Preheat the oven to 170° C in convection mode.
Take the shortcrust pastry out of the fridge. Knead it quickly until to make it malleable.
Put the pastry between two baking papers and roll it out to an even thickness of about 5 mm. Grease and flour a cake pan of 24 cm diameter or 6 small tart pans.
Single servings tarts:
If you are going to prepare single servings tarts like I did: cut with a round cutters six discs with a slightly bigger diameter than the small pan one. Arrange the pastry discs onto them and make the pastry stick to the edges of the pans.
Single big tart:
If we decide to realize a big tart, it’s a bit more difficult lying the bigger disc but we can help ourselves with the baking paper to turn the pastry disc out onto the pan. Hold the edges of the baking paper and turn the pan out again. Make the pastry edges stick with the pans edges and remove the baking paper. Cut the excess of the border of the pastry, if any.
Cover the pastry surface with a lot of jam and spread it uniformly. Garnish the tart or the small tarts with the remaining pastry. You can cut it in lines (as I did per picture below) or any other shape you want.
Bake for about 30 minutes.
Take the jam tarts or the Small Jam Tarts out of the oven and let cool.