Gluten Free Pastry Recipe for Jam Tarts

Our gluten free pastry recipes is absolutely perfect for creating all kinds of gluten free tarts and pies.

What could be a more enduring image of childhood adventures in baking than the classic jam tart? Absolutely not at all good for you, but just one of the most comforting things to sink your teeth into!

Our version is ever so slightly better for you than the standard version, but even so, they are definitely a once in a while treat.

Perfect birthday party fayre if your paleo child is worried about you feeding their friends some weird concoctions that will kill their street cred dead.

gluten free pastry recipe for gluten free tarts

Gluten Free Tarts - Nutritional Info

gluten free pastry recipe for paleo gluten free tarts filled with lemon curd

Our pasty recipe includes tapioca flour which is considered a 'safe' starch by many paleo aficionados. It's not got anything in the way of nutrients to speak of, but here at Creatively Paleo our opinion is that food isn't JUST about the nutritional value - flavour, taste and texture are all key to the enjoyment of food.

If you fill your tarts with our home made lemon curd then you're going to get plenty of eggy goodness, and minimal amounts of sugar - we use coconut sugar, you might try it with honey or maple syrup.

Our paleo  kids love baking jam tarts, and this photo shows our 5 year old busy spooning in the curd - a great coordination developing activity.

Gluten Free Tarts - Ingredients - makes approx 18

Gluten Free Pastry Recipe Jam Tarts - Instructions

  1. Prepare the lemon curd or jam first and leave to cool and set.
  2. Prepare the pastry and chill.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200C (400F/Gas Mark 6) or 180C (350C gas mark 4)
  4. Roll the pastry out to approximately 2mm thickness using a heavy rolling pin, You may want to sandwich the pastry between two layers of baking parchment to prevent it from sticking and breaking.
  5. Using pastry cutters (we prefer the look of the crimped edged ones) cut out circles of pastry large enough to fill your tart tin.
  6. Carefully push the pastry down into the edges - if you get any cracks just press them back together, they will be fine.
  7. Put just under a tsp of lemon curd or jam into each tart. Push it down gently with the back of the teaspoon.
  8. Place in the middle of the oven and bake for 10 mins.
  9. Remove the tray from the oven and carefully lift the tarts out onto a cooling rack.
  10. Leave until quite cold - do not be tempted to eat straight from the oven as the curd or jam will be red hurt and inflict a nasty burn.

Why not try a Valentine's Day Dessert alternative with our gluten free pastry recipe

This tower of jam tart hearts could have been made by the Queen of Hearts herself!

A perfect little dessert to share for valentines day when topped with a fresh strawberry and some coconut cream.

  1. Super simple to make - roll out your pastry and use heart cutters in decreasing sizes. 
  2. Bake them in the oven for 8 minutes, 
  3. then sandwich them together with jam
  4. Place back in the oven for a further 3 to 4 minutes 
  5. then leave to cool before topping with the strawberry and cream.
gluten free pastry jam tart hearts perfect for valentines day

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