Jam Sponge Tarts

Jam Sponge Tarts


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

P. Barton

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

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