Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

I hope you will enjoy this traditional English recipe! These bite-sized jam tarts can be filled with any jam, or lemon curd. Use two or three different jams for a colorful dessert tray!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F, and in a large bowl, stir together flour and salt.
  2. Rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the sugar.
  4. Add egg yolks and water, and mix to a firm dough.
  5. Knead dough a few times while still inside bowl.
  6. Break off pieces of dough, and form into 1/2-inch balls.
  7. Press into bottom and sides of mini-muffin trays.
  8. Fill each pastry case with about 1/2 teaspoon of jam, and bake for 7-9 minutes.


Most Helpful

These are easy to make and they taste great

j0720 October 10, 2015

These were so yummy. They seemed a little crumbly when they first came out of the oven but upon cooling they were perfect. I made larger tarts because I do not have a mini muffin tray. They were a crowd pleaser. Thank you Truebrit!

Wobin October 12, 2008

Yum! Thank you for sharing this recipe, truebrit. They turned out great. Where you said to roll the dough into ½ balls, I accidentally read 1 ½ (oops) so they were slightly larger and made less but that didn’t take away from the taste. My fiancé and I gobbled ‘em up. I’ll be keeping this recipe.

Kellogs January 25, 2005

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