Jam Tarts made with a 5 minute pie crust

Jam Tarts + The Simplest Pie Crust

Course Pie Crust / Short Crust Pastry


  • For the pastry:
  • 2 3/4 cups AP flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks very cold butter
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • For the filling:
  • Smucker's Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread


  1. Add the flour, sugar and salt to a stand mixer with paddle attachment. Beat on low to combine. Add cold butter, beat until butter is the size of small peas with the flour mixture.
  2. This can also be done in a food processor.
  3. With the mixer on, slowly add the ice water until dough forms and is combined.
  4. Transfer dough to a lightly floured countertop, kneading a couple times to combine. Divide dough in half, flatten slightly and wrap tightly with plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour before using.
  6. When ready to use, roll out individual circles for each tart shell or push into a cupcake tray. Crimp edges as desired.
  7. Bake empty tarts for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Fill about 3/4 with fruit spread. Top with a star or other decoration.
  9. Glaze with egg wash.
  10. Bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes until golden.