Jam and apple tart

Jam and apple tart

An autumnal fruit tart

Jam and apple tart is a tasty autumnal dessert made from shortcrust pastry, fruit jam and caramelised apple slices.

This tart is simple to make and it tastes great. Eat a slice of it for dessert or for afternoon tea. Serve it warm or cold, on its own or with some vanilla ice cream or custard.

Apple, jam and pastry

Traditionally, jam tarts are small, individual sweet treats made from pastry and jam. My recipe makes one large tart that is enough for four servings. I don’t use lots of jam in this recipe as I think it can make the dessert too sweet. If you do have a sweet tooth, feel free to increase the quantity of jam!

To make this tart, first you make a pastry case from shortcrust pastry. Then you spread jam over the base and top it with slices of caramelised Red Delicious apple. Sprinkle the tart with some sugar and bake it in the oven until it is golden.

You should make jam and apple tart because it is:

  • A sweet and satisfying dessert that can be shared with friends or family.
  • Seasonal: Australian Red Delicious apples are now in season (autumn).
  • Quick and easy to make. This recipe only takes 35 minutes once you have chilled the pastry.
  • Budget-friendly: leftover jam and seasonal fruit make this tart inexpensive to make.

Jam and apple tart’s main ingredients:

  • Shortcrust pastry
  • Red Delicious apple
  • Fruit jam
Jam and apple tart closeup
Jam and apple tart – enjoy a slice with ice cream or custard

Tips for busy cooks

If you don’t have time to make your own pastry, buy frozen shortcrust pastry instead.

Use any type of leftover jam in this recipe. I used a wild berry jam that went well with the taste of the apple.

Serving suggestions:

  1. Dessert: serve a slice of this tart (warm or cold) on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  2. Afternoon tea: enjoy a piece of this tart with a cup of tea.

Jam tart with a caramelised apple topping

Jam and apple tart is a lovely sweet dessert to make during autumn. Use up your leftover jam to make this family-friendly tart.

Which flavour of jam did you use in this recipe?

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Looking for another autumnal dessert recipe? Try this next: baked plums with lemon custard

Jam and apple tart

Jam and apple tart is a tasty autumnal dessert made from shortcrust pastry, fruit jam and caramelised apple slices. Enjoy a slice with ice cream or custard.

Meal Type Afternoon tea, Dessert
Cuisine Australian-Inspired
Keyword Jam and apple tart, Vegetarian
Chill pastry in fridge 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Veg Coast Cook


  • 10 g butter plus extra for greasing
  • Plain flour for dusting surface
  • 100 g shortcrust pastry *see Recipe Notes
  • 60 g Red Delicious apple (approx. 1 small apple) *see Recipe Notes
  • 100 g fruit jam
  • 1 tsp brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C fan. Grease a 20cm diameter round & shallow pie dish with some butter.

  2. Dust kitchen surface with flour and roll out pastry into a circle that is slightly bigger than the pie dish and is about 2mm in thickness. Transfer pastry to pie dish & gently press pastry into dish. Chill lined pastry dish in the fridge for 30 minutes.

  3. Remove pastry from fridge. Prick pastry base with a fork several times. Cover with greaseproof paper and baking weights. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Take out of oven and remove weights and greaseproof paper. Bake pastry in the oven for a further 5 minutes. Remove from oven.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add sliced apples and caramelise them on both sides for about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Spread the jam over the cooked pastry base, top with caramelised apple slices and sprinkle over sugar. Bake in oven for 5 minutes or until the top of the tart is golden. Remove from heat.
  6. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe Notes

*Shortcrust pastry - you can either make your own pastry by following my recipe for basic shortcrust pastry or use thawed frozen shortcrust pastry.

*Red Delicious apple - thinly slice the apple into rounds and remove the pips.

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