Jam Tarts

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These are so simple to make that my 3-year-old daughter did most of the work. Make sure not to roll the pastry too thin, and don’t put too much jam in.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup jam


Mix flour, shortening, sugar, and salt together in a food processor until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water and mix until a ball is formed. Refrigerate pastry until well chilled, at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 24 shallow muffin cups.

Roll pastry out thin; cut into rounds with a cookie cutter. Place each round in a muffin cup. Add 2 teaspoons of jam to each cup.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cool tarts on a wire rack.

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 24 – Yield: 24 tarts



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