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This Apricot Jam Tart will delight your tastebuds! It packs a delicious layer of gooey apricot jam that sits on top of a crunchy pie crust. Finished with a layer of more pie crust crumbles. This jam tart is simple, yet impressive!
Apricot Jam Tart Recipe
This is my absolute favorite Apricot Jam Tart Recipe! It is one of those recipes that I had success with on the first try! This Italian tart is made with a homemade short-crust pastry dough (Pasta Frolla) and filled with a simple Jam filling, and then finished with crunchy crumbles of more pastry spread on top.
Pasta Frolla is the Italian name for sweet short-crust pastry and it’s used to make all kinds of cookies, pies, tarts, and more!
Jam Tart is the perfect treat all year round. It’s sweet, light, delicious and can be dressed up with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. When you feel like fancying up a dessert without putting in any extra work, this jam crumble tart is just for you!
What you Need to Make Apricot Jam Tart:
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You are just a few ingredients away from this delicious apricot jam crumble tart recipe. Here is what you will need:
- Lemon zest
- Vanilla extract
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Unsalted butter- at room temperature
Homemade Shortcrust Pastry Dough for this Jam Tart:
Making your own homemade pastry dough is a lot easier than you think.
- In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients; flour and baking powder. In a large bowl, whirl together eggs, lemon zest, vanilla and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the dry ingredient mixture gradually and mix well.
- Add softened butter and knead with your hands until the dough comes together.
- Move the dough to a lightly floured flat surface and gently knead into a smooth ball.
- Warp the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Rolling Out and Filling this Jam Tart:
When rolling the dough out make sure your area is floured and lightly dust your rolling pin with flour too.
- Grease a 10-inch tart pan with baking spray.
- Remove dough from fridge and knead it a couple of times to soften it up again on a lightly floured surface.
- Roll and press two-thirds of dough onto the bottom of a greased tart pan.
- Prick the the base of the dough with a fork.
- Spread a layer of jam on top (you might have to microwave your jam for 30 seconds if its not too soft).
- Crumble the remaining (one-third) dough over the jam using a grader.
- Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
- Cut into bars, serve and enjoy!
Storing Apricot Jam Tart:
This jam tart pie can be kept at room temperature, covered tightly with foil or cut into pieces and stored in an airtight container. It will keep for up to 4 days.
Freezing Jam Tart:
Jam tarts freeze well! After baking, let cool completely before freezing it whole or in slices. It will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
Frequently Asked Questions?
Can I make short-crust pastry in advance?
Yes, you can either prepare the dough to the first stage and keep it in a ball in the fridge or roll it out into pie or tart cases and store it in the fridge from that stage for 3-4 days.
I don’t recommend filling a pie or tart more than 2-3 hours in advance because the pastry will become too wet on the bottom. Keep a filled unbaked pie or tart in the fridge until ready to bake.
Can I make short-crust pastry using a stand mixer?
Yes, simply add all of the ingredients then use the paddle attachment until it forms a dough. You need to tip it out and form the dough into a ball then wrap in plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge.
Can I freeze sweet short-crust pastry?
Absolutely, you can freeze prepared and unbaked short-crust pastry. Make sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and keep it in a sealed container. Thaw completely overnight in the fridge before using then roll out from chilled.
What To Serve with Apricot Jam Tart:
You can serve this jam tart warm or at room temp! It all depends on your preference.
This tart can be served as is, with a scoop of ice cream or with a dollop of whipped cream! You can also sprinkle powdered sugar on top for decoration.
Can I make this Tart with Fresh Fruits?
Yes! If you prefer to use fresh fruits instead of jam, you can follow the same recipe, just add you favorite fresh fruits, like this peach pie recipe.
You can also use different jam, try Rose Jam next.