Gluten-free jam tarts are a delightful and easy bake. Their simplicity makes them an excellent choice as a gluten-free baking activity with kids.
You can choose from lots of different jam flavours, making them all in one chosen flavour or in a variety of jam flavours. Strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and apricot are all great flavours that go well in this recipe.
If you don’t feel like making your own jam, they can all be easily sourced at your local supermarket. In fact, while it can sometimes be difficult to source ingredients for gluten-free baking, everything you need for this recipe is easily bought.
While this recipe is extremely simple and easy, the tarts actually come out looking impressive. The bright colour of the filling pops out distinctly within the pastry shell, making these visually appealing.
These gluten-free jam tarts are full of flavour with a buttery and crisp pastry paired with the fruity and sweet middle. Both kids and adults alike will love them.
Follow this simple method to make these lovely jam tarts.
to make homemade jam:
1.Keep your butter cold as your pastry won’t turn out well if it gets too warm. Try to keep the pastry cool while you are working with it also. Running your hands under cold water for 20-30 seconds should help cool them to prevent it from melting too much.
2.If you are making your own jam, pour it into the tarts while still a bit warm and then refrigerate. Your jam tarts will be smooth and shiny.
3. If you aren’t planning on eating all of your tarts within a day or two, you can keep these in the fridge (preferably in an airtight container) for up to three days; otherwise, place them in the freezer and thaw before eating.
4. Some people aren’t sure if xanthan gum is necessary. Do not omit this, as this is the only thing binding your pastry without gluten flour.
5. It doesn’t matter whether you use store-bought or homemade jam. It just depends on what you feel like at the time and what works best for you.
These gluten-free jam tarts really are easy and fun to make. While gluten-free recipes aren’t always the easiest to bake, this is one you won’t have any trouble with. You’ll be able to keep this recipe on hand to whip up in no time, whether you need a quick gluten-free dessert for guest or you just feel like a treat for yourself.