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Jam Tart


Hey guys! I’m back with a new recipe, a childhood favorite one: Jam Tart! I wanted to recreate my mom’s recipe and I could not be prouder. Here is my take on it.

I grew up having this treat. Mom used to bake it every once in a while but we used to wait impatiently for it! It was full of flavors and yumminess. So this time I made it and she was so proud of me! And I couldn’t be happier.

I admit it’s not one of my typical healthiest recipes, but who cares! I enjoyed every bite. The whole family was so happy having it and this is what matters the most to me.

Jam Tart

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 people


  • 200 g butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups jam of choice


  • With your hand or electric mixer, beat the butter for 2 mins until pale.
  • Add the sugar and lemon zest and beat again until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes).
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until blended.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.
  • Take 2/3 of the dough, spread it in a 20 cm round baking pan lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 mins.
  • Take the rest of the dough, wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze it for 30 mins or until firm. `
  • Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  • Spread the jam on the tart and using a box grater with large holes; evenly grate the frozen portion of dough over the jam, try to cover the jam completely.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the top layer is golden .Let it cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!
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