Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jam Tart

Here is another way to use up jam, last time I used up strawberry jam in muffins, today it will be apricot jam in a tart.
I love the buttery taste and the crunchiness of the coarse sugar and cornmeal in this tart.

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract..use whatever flavor you like with the jam you are using
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup jam
  • coarse sugar for topping the tart

Method:

  1. Mix butter and sugar till combined. Stir in the egg and coconut extract.
  2. In another bowl whisk together the dry ingredients, except for the coarse sugar.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture just until it comes together, don't over mix.
  4. Separate dough, form about 2/3 of it into a disk, wrap up and chill. Do the same with the remaining 1/3.
  5. Once chilled, allow to warm slightly to room temperature. Then take the 2/3 disk and press the dough into a slightly greased 9" pan, patting it evenly onto the bottom and sides.
  6. Spread jam over the dough. Roll out the remaining 1/3 of the dough using as little flour as possible and place on top of jam. I cut star shaped pieces but as you can see it kind of rises together and you can't really see the shapes.
  7. Sprinkle top generously with coarse sugar.
  8. Bake at 375º for 25 minutes.
  9. Cool and serve..although I must add it was just as delicious served warm.


15 comments:

  1. Yum... jam tart... sounds comforting. Am I noticing a new look? or am I late in the game? Looks good!

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  2. Exactly the easy sweet we've been craving, thank you!

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  3. Ah, nothing beats the simplicity of homey-ness! and so easy to put together! thanx...

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  4. Oh, I need a recipe like this! I've got a potluck coming up and WAY too many jars of jam in the pantry. I can't figure out why I have so many since I don't eat that much jam. Now I know what to do with them.

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  5. That's really gooood....thanks, hugs, Flavia

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  6. I have a ton of jam to use up from canning. I think I'll make it this weekend.

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  7. Yum. This sounds and looks delicious.

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  8. Jam tart are one of my favorites, Love the texture.

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  9. ...huuum.lecker!Schönes Wochenende.Bussi.Luciene.

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  10. Oh that looks so yummy and what a good way to use up that last little bit of jam that stays in the jar and no one wants seems to want to use. A must try here.

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  11. oh yummy what a neat recipe-looks so good

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  12. Oh, this looks so good and so easy. I bet my girls would love it. I have some peach freezer jam that I think would be amazing.

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  13. I made this, using frozen cut up plums, with a sprinkle of sugar and flour over the fruit. Thank you, Betty, for a beautiful rustic looking and tasty treat.

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  14. yum to infinity! what a great winter treat! simple and cozy. with a cup of tea, yummmmmmmmmmmm

    thanks for posting ;)
    -meg
    @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com
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    http://www.myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

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  15. This sounds delicious, sharing this post on my Wednesday and wandering links, thanks!

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