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Sweet Maiden Tarts

  • 20 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • Makes 18
Sweet Maiden Tarts

These smart jam tarts are all the bettter for using home-made berry jam.


  • 400 gram block frozen sweet pastry, defrosted
  • about ½ cup your favourite jam
  • 100 grams butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup self-raising flour (or use half ground almonds and half self-raising flour)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • icing sugar for dusting


  1. Roll the pastry out on a floured board to 3-4mm thickness. Cut out 7cm rounds and use to line 18 tartlet moulds.
  2. Fill each with ½ teaspoon jam.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy and then beat in the vanilla essence and egg. Fold in the sifted flour with the milk. Place about 1 tablespoon of mixture on top of the jam tarts. Use any remaining pastry scraps to make a thin cross on top.
  4. Bake at 180°C for 18-20 minutes until well risen and golden. Delicious served warm.

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