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Jam tarts are very easy to make - they take less than half an hour and taste delicious!


To make your jam tarts even more tasty, you can add a gummy bear to your tart to look like a little alien!

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You will need:

6 or 12 hole pastry tin                 

Round pastry cutter

Rolling pin                                     



(Make sure you check with an adult first!)

1 x packet of ready-made shortcrust pastry

A jar of your favourite jam 

A packet of gummy bears



Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. 

(make sure a grown up helps you with the oven)


Unwrap and roll your pastry so it’s about the thickness of a £1 coin.


Dollop 1-2 tsp of your chosen jam into each one and pop a little Gummy Bear sweet inside.

Now your jam tarts are ready to bake!


Butter a 12-hole tart tin, then dust your work surface with flour.


Use a round cutter to cut out 12 circles, big enough to line the holes in the tin and press the pastry circles into the tin. 


Ask a grown up to help you put them in the oven and bake for 12-15 mins or until golden and the filling is starting to bubble a little. Leave to cool in the tin for a few mins then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Website © 2021 Chrissie Sains


AN ALIEN IN THE JAM FACTORY Text © 2021 Chrissie Sains; Illustrations © 2021 Jenny Taylor

Published by Walker Books Limited.  All rights reserved.

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