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Macaroon Jam Tarts

Time Needed

  • Preparation Time: TBC
  • Baking Time: 15-20 Minutes
  • Cooling Time: 15 Minutes


  • 100g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 100g (4 oz) ground almonds
  • 2 Eggs. beaten
  • Shortcrust Pastry

Equipment You’ll Need

  • An Oven (Pre-heated to 190°C / 370 °F)
  • A Large Bowl
  • A Spatula
  • Two Spoons
  • Two Muffin Tins
  • A Rolling Pin
  • An appropriate size of cutter for your tin
  • Kitchen Scales
  • A Cooling Rack


Step 1

Roll out your shortcrust pastry using your rolling pin until it’s about 3mm thick then use your pastry cutter to cut the cases.

Step 2

Lightly grease your muffin tin with butter then place your shortcrust pastry circles into the tin.

Step 3

Mix the almonds, sugar and beaten egg

Step 4

Add half a teaspoon of jam to the bottom of each pastry case

Plan tip: too much jam will explode out of the tarts, and make then stick to the tin

Step 6

Add a spoonful of almond mixture on top of the jam

Step 7

Place your baking tray into your pre-heated oven and bake at 190°C (370 °F) for 15-20 minutes until the filling has set.

Step 8

Once baked be careful as the jam will be extremely hot, allow to cool for at least 15 minutes either in the tray or on a baking rack.

Butter Tarts store well, if you can resist eating them, you can store them in an air tight container or freeze them.

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