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Mini Jam Tarts

Use whatever jam you like as the filling for these little tarts.

  • yield: Makes 16
Photography: Reed Davis

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup jam, in assorted flavors
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon; process for 10 seconds. Add butter and process until mixture resembles coarse meal, 15 to 20 seconds.

  2. Step 2

    Combine 1 egg yolk with 2 tablespoons ice water and add to flour mixture. Process until the dough comes together, about 7 seconds. Transfer to a clean work surface and compress into a flattened circle.

  3. Step 3

    Lightly dust the work surface with flour; roll out dough to just thinner than 1/4 inch. Using a round or square cookie cutter, cut out shapes and press into 2- to 3-inch tartlet tins or a small muffin-top pan. Shape crust as desired, fill each with 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons jam, and decorate tops with cutouts of dough. At this point, the tarts can be refrigerated for several hours.

  4. Step 4

    Combine remaining egg yolk with cream; lightly brush exposed dough with egg wash. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer tarts from tins to a wire rack to cool.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 1996

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