Jam tarts can be very easy to make. Especially when you use pre-made pastry and store bought jam. But why make them the easy way, when you can also make them the hard way? So of course I had to make things difficult for myself.
I’m not an expert when it comes to making pastry. I’m also not very experienced at making jam. So why did I decide to make jam tarts?
I simply needed a recipe to use up some jams, like this delicious ginger and rhubarb one, that were taking up valuable space in the back of my cupboards. I could’ve just spread them on my breakfast toast, but I decided to try and do something different with them.
After some recipe searching, I figured jam tarts would be a fun thing to try. Because they’re one of the easier things to bake, they’re often recommended as something to bake together with kids. Since there’s not that much that can go wrong and with their brightly colored jam filling, they look amazing. They’re also very popular with kids when it comes to eating, because they’re very sweet.
So, that’s how I ended up baking jam tarts. When you make your own pastry, it’s definitely more work and a bit more difficult then it might at first appear. But considering the end result, I think it’s worth the extra effort.