Monday, June 30, 2008

Jam Tarts

We spent an afternoon making jam tarts the other was C's idea...he found the book, the recipe and suggested we all make them. It was an outrageously easy and fun, summer activity for us all!

Here's a rundown...mixing the dough.

filling the tarts with homemade strawberry jam and orange marmalade

N-man getting ready to cut out a shape for the top...

Ready for the oven

Just cooked...

Enjoying the goodness after an afternoon swim..mmmm..

Jam Tarts

For about 12 tarts, you will need:

3/4 c. flour
2 T softened margarine
2 T shortening
2 T very cold water
pinch of salt
1/2 c jam or preserves
greased mini-muffin pans
small cookie cutters

1. Rub the flour, salt and margarine and shortening together so that it looks like crumbs.
2. Add the water. Use a blunt knife to mix it in. Squeeze it into a ball of dough.
3. Sprinkle the flour onto your work surface, and roll dough to 1/8 in. thick.
4. Press out 12 shapes with a small round cookie cutter.
5. Push the shapes into the greased pan. Fill each with 2 t. jam.
6. Press out some small shapes and place on one top of each tart.
7. Bake tarts for about 15 min at 400 degrees.
8. Cool and eat!


  1. E, I absolutely love the new that what it's know what I mean...and yum I'll take a tart!

  2. Mmm looks yummy. I might just have to try those sometime this summer! I'm with Jolene, love the new do-up!

  3. Yum! Thanks for sharing. We'll try those. I love the little tops on them.

    I'm really impressed with your grapes!! How cool! If we move back, I'm going to have to try growing all this yummy fruit.

    AND I have to tell you, that you look great! 6 months? What a tiny bump!

  4. LOve the new header. GREAT grape pics too. I am really hungry right now, those sound yummmy, so do some tarts. Off to eat Tammi

  5. They are like little bitty pies. NUM NUM!! It makes me want to go to England. :~D Thanks, Lou!


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