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Apricot Jam Tart

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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.

Apricot Jam Tart is made with a shortcrust pastry and jam. It includes a homemade shortcrust pastry as the base, a layer of jam spread on top, and finished with crunchy crumbles of more pastry spread on top.

You will love this jam tart treat, a light, soft crust, and the taste of delicious apricot jam in every bite!

What you Need to Make Apricot Jam Tart:

This apricot pasta flora recipe needs a few ingredients, including: 

  • Eggs

  • lemon zest

  • vanilla extract

  • All purpose flour

  • Sugar

  • Baking powder

  • Unsalted butter- at room temperature.

  • Apricot Jam: or Apricot preserves. 

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Apricot Jam Tart is made with a shortcrust pastry and jam. It includes a homemade shortcrust pastry as the base, a layer of jam spread on top, and finished with crunchy crumbles of more pastry spread on top. #jamrecipes

Short Crust 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.

pastry crust

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.

tart dough

  • Prick 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!

Jam tart recipe/ jam pie

How to Store a Apricot Jam Tart/ Pasta Frolla:

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 t0 3 days. 

The pastry dough can be made in advance and kept refrigerated, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap for up to 3 days.

The dough can also be frozen, stored in a freezer bag for up t0 three months.

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How to Make Apricot Jam tart: 

Yield: 8-10

Apricot Jam Tart

This simple Apricot Jam Tart is made with a shortcrust pastry and jam. It includes a homemade short pastry as the base, a layer of jam spread on top, and finished with crunchy crumbles of more pastry spread on top. #jamrecipes #tartrecipe

A layer of apricot jam nestled between a perfect shortbread crust and a crunchy crumble topping of more shortbread pastry. This apricot jam tart is one of my best desserts ever!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 whole lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup softened butter (1 stick)- at room temperature
  • 1 jar (10 to 12 ounces) apricot jam or your choice of jam filling

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 F°.
    2. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients; flour and baking powder.
    3. In a large bowl, whirl together eggs, lemon zest, vanilla and granulated sugar very well until light and fluffy.
    4. Add the dry ingredient mixture gradually and mix well.
    5. Add butter and knead with your hands until the dough comes together.
    6. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    7. Grease a 10-inch tart pan with baking spay.
    8. Remove dough from fridge and knead it a couple of times to soften it up again on a lightly floured surface.
    9. Roll and press two-thirds of dough onto the bottom of a greased tart pan.
    10. Prick the dough with a fork.
    11. Spread with jam on top (you might have to microwave your jam for 30 seconds if its not too soft).
    12. Crumble the remaining (one-third) dough over the jam using a grader.
    13. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
    14. Cut into pieces, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 187mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 5g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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