Simple Jam Tart Recipe

Today we are bringing you a very simple Jam Tart recipe, which only uses 3 Ingredients. All you need is self raising flour, butter and jam. A quick reminder that you can find the other baking recipes we have had a go at, on our post Top 20 easy bakes for kids.

This is another first time bake for me. I don’t know why as we all love jam tarts, but I’ve just never thought of making them before. Anyway let’s get to it.


  • 85g of butter
  • 170g self raising flour
  • Choice of jam to be added to taste


  • Preheat oven to 200c/gas mark 6
  • Rub together the butter or margarine with the flour in a bowl until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in a few tablespoons of water to form a dough. Roll out on a lightly floured surface. Use a pastry cutter to cut out about 20 circular shapes. We got 16 out of ours,
  • Put each pastry case into an individual cupcake tin. Add a teaspoon of jam to each case, you could add a bit more jam, but be careful not to add too much. Otherwise them jam will ooze over the edge during baking.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the pastry has gone pale brown (check the tarts after 20 minutes). Then hopefully the tarts should just come straight out of the tray like ours did.
Simple jam tart recipe

Undisputed champion

These were amazing! So simple and easy for anyone to do, and yet so tasty. I’ve been told we have to make some more, unfortunately we’ve ran out of flour. So the kids will have to wait until I can pop down to the shop to get some. Which they are not happy about. We have enjoyed all the things we have baked so far, but the jam tarts are the undisputed champion so far. It is unanimous from everyone, that this has been the favourite so far.

Jam tartar

When I go and get that flour, we will be making some more. I’d like to get some different jams, and some lemon curd in too. I highly recommend giving this simple jam tart recipe a go. You won’t regret it! As always, thank you for reading.

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7 thoughts on “Simple Jam Tart Recipe

  • October 11, 2020 at 8:41 am

    I love Jam tarts 😁 have you tried making them with lemon curd? Epic. Cheers for sharing Adam 👍🏻

    • October 11, 2020 at 11:24 am

      Looooooveeee home made jam tarts 😍

      • October 11, 2020 at 1:03 pm

        They are awesome, the smell when they are freshly baked 😍😍😍😍

    • October 11, 2020 at 1:04 pm

      Myself and Jack want to do some lemon curd ones. The ladies don’t like lemon curd so all the more for us 2 😂

  • October 11, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Find my pastry not always the best but yours look good. Children always love using a pastry cutter😊

    • October 11, 2020 at 1:02 pm

      Lily says if you’ve got some flour we will show you how it’s done 🤣

  • October 13, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    I love jam tarts, so will deffo have to try this out. May have to branch out and try them with lemon curd too haha!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Aimsy xoxo


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