Easy Jam Tarts

Crisp flakey pastry cases filled with fruity jam makes for a quick and simple bake - ideal for making with children and perfect with clotted cream.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert
Cuisine British
Keywords easy, jam, pastry, tarts
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 tarts
Author Choclette


  • 125 g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 125 g plain flour
  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3 tbsp yoghurt
  • 12 heaped tsp of jam


  1. Cut butter into flour, salt and cinnamon and either rub between finger tips or pulse in a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in the yoghurt with a knife until the mixture comes together into a ball,
  3. Cover and leave to rest in the fridge or a cool place for ½ hr.
  4. Roll out on a floured surface to about 3mm thick.
  5. Cut circles with a pastry cutter big enough to line a 12 hole tart tin - about 6 cm.
  6. Press the circles into the holes and place a heaped teaspoon of jam into each one.
  7. Bake at 200℃ for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and golden.

Recipe Notes

The pastry will make 36 jam tarts, but any not used can be kept in the fridge for a few days to be used for another purpose.