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A Jam Tart is made with a bit of pastry and a dab of jam. You can make them in any size you want, and while they are delicious on their own, they are also delicious with a small dollop of whipped cream or a dollop of clotted cream or a sprinkling of finely chopped nuts.
Bake these simple jam tarts, and they’ll quickly become a family favourite.

PREPARATION: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes

• 2.5 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1.5 teaspoon orange zest
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 Vanillina envelope
• 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into bite-size pieces
• 1/4 cup cold vegetable shortening, cut into bite-size pieces
• 3 yolks of an egg
• A couple of tablespoons of ice water
• 1 1/4 cup strawberry jam
• 1 egg beaten with a tablespoon of water or milk to make an egg wash

Let’s look at the steps to make this recipe.

1) Combine the flour, vanillina, orange zest, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix briefly until well combined.
2) Stir in the cold butter and shortening until the butter and shortening are evenly distributed throughout the dry ingredients and there are small flecks of them running through the mixture.
3) Stir in the egg yolks until the dough begins to come together.
4) While the mixer is running, add a tablespoon of ice water at a time until the dough comes together nicely.
5) Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it until it comes together.
6) Form a small disc out of 1/3 of the dough and a larger disc out of the remaining dough. Wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator for about an hour.
7) Preheat the oven to 375°F.
8) Allow the dough to rest for about 10 minutes before rolling it out. Place a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom on a baking sheet and set it aside.
9) Roll out the larger piece of dough into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface and place it in the tart pan (make sure the sides are slightly overhanging).
10) Line the tart shell with aluminium foil, fill with dried beans or pie weights, and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and beans from the tart shell and fill it with the jam; set aside.
11) Then, roll the second piece out to a 10″ circle and cut out 1/2″ wide strips.
12) Brush the edge with egg wash, and then arrange your strips in a crisscross pattern across the top, trimming off any excess dough.
13) Brush the tops of the stripes with more egg wash and bake the tart for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Before serving, allow it to cool completely.

To make a visually appealing and flavourful Jam Tart, you’ll need a brightly coloured and high-quality jam. Now, the jam you use must be smooth (no large pieces of fruit in it) and fairly thick to not boil during baking.

Last Updated on August 16, 2021

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