Jam Sponge Tarts

    35 minutes

    This is an old fashioned tart recipe for which you will need a tart pan. Try with either strawberry or raspberry jam.

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    Serves: 12 

    • Pastry
    • 150g plain flour
    • 75g margarine
    • 6 tablespoons water
    • Sponge
    • 50g self raising flour
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 50g margarine
    • 1 egg
    • strawberry or raspberry jam
    • To Serve
    • 6 tablespoons icing sugar
    • Glacé cherries, halved

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Pastry: Mix the flour and margarine together in a large bowl and use your fingers to blend into crumbs. Add the water gradually and mix with a metal spoon. Knead into a dough on a floured surface.
    3. Grease the cups of a tart tray. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin, then cut out circles just larger than the cups. Mould the dough into the cups.
    4. Sponge: Put the flour, caster sugar, margarine and egg in a mixing bowl then mix until light and fluffy. Put a teaspoon of jam in each pastry shell, then put 2 tablespoons of the sponge mixture on top. Bake until the sponge is golden brown and springy; 15-20 minutes. Leave to cool.
    5. To Serve: Mix 6 tablespoons icing sugar with enough water to make a spreadable icing. Spread evenly to cover the top of each tart and top with half a cherry.

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    My mother told me how my nan used to make these, so I decided to give it a try!! everything worked and they look lush! at first it didn't seem enough of the sponge mixture, but use rationally and it is the perfect amount in the end!! :D amazing recipe! thanks so much!!  -  24 Oct 2012


    these are so nice!  -  22 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Fantastic ^^ I made this and used some ground almonds in the sponge mixture and used real marzipan instead of icing on top. Thanks!  -  12 Jun 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)