'Jam Tarts' have been around forever but any historical reference to jam tarts appears at the same time sugar was available for jam making (honey, though sweet is no good for making jam) and as sugar in any form was costly, the humble jam tart had quite a status symbol. The tarts no longer carry such celebrity, and has been out of fashion for quite some time but is making a come back. A jam tart recipe is just so easy just a little pasty and jam or, for lemon tarts, using lemon curd.

Traditional Jam Tarts

'Jam Tarts' have been around forever but any historical reference to jam tarts appears at the same time sugar was available for jam making (honey, though sweet is no good for making jam) and as sugar in any form was costly, the humble jam tart had quite a status symbol. The tarts no longer carry such celebrity, and has been out of fashion for quite some time but is making a come back. A jam tart recipe is just so easy just a little pasty and jam or, for lemon tarts, using lemon curd.

Jam Tarts. Classic little tarts, filled with strawberry, raspberry or apricot jam, just like Granny used to make!

Jam Tarts

Jam Tarts. Classic little tarts, filled with strawberry, raspberry or apricot jam, just like Granny used to make!

Strawberry Jam Tarts. Made these , except I made raspberry instead. Provides sources for a tart tamper too.

Strawberry Jam Tarts

Strawberry Jam Tarts. Made these , except I made raspberry instead. Provides sources for a tart tamper too.

Little jam tarts Use pre-made pastry and good quality jam or fruit compote. Let you kids come up with their own ideas for filling...

Little jam tarts

Little jam tarts Use pre-made pastry and good quality jam or fruit compote. Let you kids come up with their own ideas for filling...

Paul’s mum’s jam tarts... This ‘incredibly difficult’ recipe was sent in by my mum. You can use any jam in the tarts, whichever suits your taste buds best. Top tip from my mum: it’s a good way to use up leftover pastry. I hope I do you proud mum! ... Less than 30 mins preparation time... 10 to 30 mins cooking time... Makes 20...

Paul’s mum’s jam tarts

Paul’s mum’s jam tarts... This ‘incredibly difficult’ recipe was sent in by my mum. You can use any jam in the tarts, whichever suits your taste buds best. Top tip from my mum: it’s a good way to use up leftover pastry. I hope I do you proud mum! ... Less than 30 mins preparation time... 10 to 30 mins cooking time... Makes 20...

Raspberry crumb bars are sweet and tart at the same time. The butter crumbs and the raspberries compliment each other so well. | Who Needs A Cape? |

Raspberry Crumb Bars

Raspberry crumb bars are sweet and tart at the same time. The butter crumbs and the raspberries compliment each other so well. | Who Needs A Cape? |

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