Sunday, June 6, 2010

Jammin' Good Tarts

I've said the last couple of weeks, "I wish I could disappear down the rabbit hole."  Since that isn't possible, I've made Jam Tarts today as a literary tribute to Lewis Carroll.

I found a couple of disks of pie dough I had made a few months ago in the freezer this morning and decided to try out the new Lattice~Pocket Pie Mold I bought at Williams-Sonoma using some of the jams I've preserved.  The Peach jam is from last summer since peaches aren't in season in Washington yet, but the Strawberry jam was just made last week. 

Kelly loved peach jam.  In fact, it was one of the first ones she attempted when she lived in Colorado.  However, it was a running joke with us that every time I made jam she say, "do you think you live in Little House on the Prairie?"  "You've got enough jam made to last you through twelve hard winters!"  Admittedly, next to baking, making jam is an obsession!

Whether you make your own jam or use a good "store-bought-one", try these tarts the next time you're in the mood for a tea party!

Perfect Pie Dough 
Roll out dough and use the Pocket Pie Mold to cut out the scalloped design.
 Fill with your favorite jam~about 2 tablespoons.  Place the lattice top on, then close the lid to seal.  Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Preheat oven 400F-degrees.
 Brush with an egg wash ( 1 egg beaten with 1T water).  Lightly sprinkle some granulated sugar over the surface.  Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool slightly on the pan before removing to a rack to cool completely.  
To freeze:  Place cooled tarts in plastic sandwich bags and seal.  Place the bags in a freezer bag and seal. Enjoy! 


  1. Susan,

    I adore this photo -- the most perfect little setting. It makes me think of a teeny doll house I'd happily live in. The "Jammin' Good Tarts" are perfectly golden and look ready to be renamed "Jammin' Perfect Tarts."

    I was thinking of you earlier when I found myself in the mood for a sweet treat. "What can I bake?" I thought. Then the 86 degree heat unmotivated me and I settled for a scoop of chocolate-cinnamon ice cream at the bottom of my iced latte. Not terribly ambitious, but I daresay it was yummy.

    Thinking of you on this Sunday, and hope you are doing okay. Hugs, Eileen

  2. I know Sunday is a difficult day for you Susan, you are in my prayers and on my heart. I appreciate what you wrote here about Kelly, it made me smile and through you and Kandyce I love getting to know her even more. These tarts look incredible, we went strawberry picking today and came home with three big baskets. I think jam is in my near future : ) xoxo

  3. Now, I know why Kelly made me promise to keep up the blog...I would recall all my loving memories around her and have loving friends to share them with!

  4. Dear Susan

    Its almost goodnight time here. Popping in to send a hug . Your recipes are wonderful. I am jotting them down in a book for Brogan.

    Lots of love

  5. It's nice to know a mold exists to make such a beautiful lattice
    and I love the photo. We are almost out of the homemade strawberry jam if you want to bring some more to nj on Friday!

  6. I was planning on it...with some of Grammy's Graham crackers!

  7. Susan, these look absolutely yummy!