Blueberry Jam Tartlets


Almonds flavor the crust and the cakelike topping that covers blueberry jam in dainty tartlets.


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface

  • Almond Shortcrust Pastry

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling

  • 3 tablespoons whole blanched almonds, toasted and finely ground

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup plus 2 teaspoons blueberry jam

  • ½ cup small blueberries, preferably wild

  • 2 tablespoons sliced blanched almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place pastry on a lightly floured work surface. Roll out to 1/8 inch thick. Cut out twelve 4 1/2-inch rounds. Reroll scraps if needed. Line twelve 3- or 3 1/4-inch tartlet pans with pastry, pressing it into bottoms and up sides; trim edges flush with tops. Divide shells between 2 baking sheets. Prick with fork tines. Refrigerate 20 minutes.

  2. Line bottom of each shell with parchment. Add dried beans or pie weights. Bake until pastry has dried slightly and has a sandy texture, about 15 minutes. Remove weights and parchment. Let cool completely on wire racks.

  3. Meanwhile, put eggs and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, fold in flour, ground almonds, and salt.

  4. Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons jam into each shell. Add blueberries, dividing evenly. Press lightly with a fork. Top each with 2 tablespoons batter. Sprinkle with sugar and almonds. Bake until tops have risen and are golden, 16 to 18 minutes. Let cool completely.

Cook's Notes

Tartlets can be stored in airtight containers up to 1 day.

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