Grain Free Jam Tarts

gluten free jam tarts recipe

Grain Free Jam Tarts

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup cold butter (I like to use Becel soft sticks)
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup cassava flour
  • 1 large egg

Instructions
 

Jam for filling (1 Tbsp jam/tart)

  • In a large stand mixer add the cassava flour.
  • Turn mixer to low and add bits of the cold butter until mixture is crumbly.
  • Add the sugar and the egg and continue mixing on low speed.
  • Alternately add 1 Tbsp of cold water(total of 5-6 Tbsp) at a time while on low speed until it forms a dough.
  • Place dough in a small bowl and place in the refrigerator for an hour.

Tarts:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Have a 12 hole tart pan ready.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on the counter the size of a cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle cassava flour over the parchment.
  • Place 1/2 the cooled dough and gently roll out until 1/4 inch thick.
  • Use a circle cutter slightly larger then the holes in the tart pan and cut out dough.
  • Carefully pick up the dough cut-outs and place into tart holes.
  • Gently press pastry into holes and use a fork to make a scalloped edge.
  • Fill each pastry with about 1 Tbsp jam.
  • Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.
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gluten free jam tarts recipe

Jam tarts.

Jam, jammy tarts.

This is seriously the simplest of a tart filling for all you are going to use is jam. Whatever jam you have in the fridge will work.

I used raspberry and cherry jam in mine. I also left some tart shells empty and filled some with lemon curd.

These are also grain-free tarts using only cassava flour as the dry ingredient.

This recipe makes 12 regular tarts.

gluten free jam tarts recipe

I previously shared a recipe for grain-free lemon lavender poppyseed loaf and will be sharing the recipes for mini cupcakes, chocolate whoopie pies, vanilla cake, biscuit cookies and buttermilk biscuits also.

gluten free jam tarts recipe

gluten free jam tarts recipe

gluten free jam tarts recipe

gluten free jam tarts recipe

Gluten-Free Freezer Jam

It is the time of year again, when we Calgarians return from our summer vacations in the Okanagan with vehicles bursting with fresh fruit.
We love BC summers, in fact since the kids were little we used to spend out summers in Penticton, BC and we always hated coming home. It was a time full of sun, swimming, hockey camps, reading, eating BC fruit, and wonderful family memories.
Kevin and I got to do it again this summer, when our good friends Darryl and Gail invited us to spend a week with them in Sorrento, BC. We were not disappointed. The weather was fantastic, the sun glorious, the food fabulous, and our friendship flowing. Lots of laughs and fun by all.


What is also a tradition when heading home to Calgary is to load the vehicle with as much BC fruit as we can handle. We loaded up with peaches, apricots, new apples, cherries and fresh corn. The fruit is so delicious, but as time goes by, there is always fruit leftover starting to get too ripe.

I had peaches, apricots and cherries leftover and decided to make some jam with them. First, making jam is so very easy. Especially if you do the ‘cheater way’ as I call it-make freezer jam. It requires so little equipment- fruit, bowls, freezer pectin and some canning jars. That is it! In fact, you can make this kind of jam anytime of the year and what is even better is it is gluten free! Who knew that gluten can be added to jam, but it can. Now you can make fresh jam yourself at home.
The only thing that took time was the pitting of the cherries, but again I did not have a lot left, so no complaining here.

Freezer jam pectin is available almost any grocery store, Walmart, or where fresh foods are sold.

I made 3 kinds of jam, so used 3 pkgs of freezer pectin. Even using the same bowl each time for mixing-just washing in between. Really, very easy.

Gluten Free Freezer Jam
Sorrento British Columbia
Sorrento British Columbia
Apricots
Cherries
Gluten Free Freezer Jam
Chopped up Apricots
Apricots in Blender
Apricot Sauce
gluten free freezer jam
Gluten Free Freezer Jam on Gluten Free Bread

Gluten-Free Freezer Jam

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg of freezer jam pectin
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (I used cane sugar)
  • 4 cups crushed fruit

Instructions
 

  • To make the apricot jam, I cored and sliced up the apricots. 
  • To save time, I put the sliced apricots into a food processor to further chop up.
  • In large bowl, measure 1 ½ cups sugar into bowl.
  • Stir in freezer pectin pouch contents and mix til well combined.
  • Add crushed apricots to bowl and stir for 3 minutes.
  • Ladle into canning jars, leaving ½ inch headspace.
  • Let sit for 30 minutes, apply lids and refrigerate or freeze.
  • Jam will keep in refrigerator for 3 weeks, or much longer in freezer.
  • This yields 4-5 250ml jars.
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The recipe is the same for making the peach and cherry jam also. Here is where you can have some fun with flavor combos. For the apricot I added some Saigon cinnamon. For the peach, I added lime zest and for the cherry I added allspice and vanilla paste.
What kind of jam have you made this summer? Do you experiment with spices in your jams