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Bakewell Tart Recipe

A bakewell tart is made in a pie crust and topped with a layer of jam and an almond flavored sponge cake.

Prep: 20 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Serves:8

English tart with jam


  • Ready made refrigerated mini pie crusts that come in a pie tin*
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds (a coffee grinder works great)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Almond slices for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Defrost the pie crusts as instructed on the box.  Spread the jam over the bottom of the pie crusts.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, ground almonds and baking powder.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  5. Whisk the egg with the  almond extract.  Add to the butter mixture a little at a time, beating well after each addition.  Stir in the lemon zest.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until just combined.  Pour into the pie crusts on top of the strawberry jam.  Garnish with almond slices.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

*I found the mini pie crusts that come in a tin at our local HEB, but can only seem to find graham cracker crusts on the internet.  Another option is to use refrigerated pie crusts and a tart pan.

Our Recommendations:

Tart pan

Mixing bowls

I love these mixing bowls.  They have a rubbery bottom that keeps that from moving around when you stir… essential when cooking with kids.

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  1. Bakewell tarts are a favourite and yours look delicious! I love how you have linked them to The Thirteenth Tale as well – what a great combination, food and books. So pleased to have discovered your blog, I can see myself spending quite a bit of time here!

    Comment by Tracey