Air Fryer Blueberry Jam Tarts. How to make delicious jam tarts in an air fryer, using any type of jam. Perfect for picnics, parties and appetizers, this delicious mini air fryer blueberry pie is a true favourite.
Air Fryer Blueberry Jam Tarts
I grew up in a small seaside town in Yorkshire, England. It was famous for its award winning fish and chip shops, its roast beef pub dinners and its bakeries.
We moved away from Yorkshire in the September of 2004, but what we always loved to do when visiting is eat the delicious food.
The bakeries are my biggest addiction. A bit like a French patisserie when you are spoilt for choice and want to eat it all!
One of my childhood favourites from the bakery was the delicious jam tart. You would look at them sat in a row with a choice of different flavours and it would be hard to pick just the one.
Before I knew it, I will have left the bakery with a bag of different treats and claim that the diet starts once they are all gone!
The same applied when we returned to Yorkshire briefly in the summer of 2018 while we were on a road trip. I was in the local bakery so fast and it was nice to see that my favourite bakery from childhood was still there.
We enjoyed sausage rolls, cheese pasties, cheese straws and not mention plenty of jam tarts.
Then complained that we wish this food was on our doorstep and why do we have to drive for almost 10,000km to get it!
What Is A Jam Tart?
A jam tart is a British jam filled pastry treat. If I was explaining it to a non-Brit, I would call it a blueberry jam mini tart.
Or it is like making air fryer blueberry turnovers, but instead of shaping for turnovers it is made into mini pie shapes.
There is no lid on a jam tart, and it is pie crust (also known as shortcrust pastry) that is filled ¾ full of jam and then baked in the air fryer or oven.
What Pastry Is Jam Tarts Made Of?
The pastry used to make air fryer jam tarts is shortcrust pastry, or in America is what they call pie crust.
It is an easy to make pastry that is used a lot in both British, Australian and American baking.
Though you can follow our air fryer pie crust recipe here, like we are doing today in our jam tarts.
How To Make Jam Tarts With Self Raising Flour?
You can swap the recommended plain flour for self raising flour instead. I find that if you use self raising flour it will be thicker and puff up a little bit. It makes a much better jam tart and they all look better.
How Long Do Jam Tarts Keep?
This depends on how you plan to keep your jam tarts once you have baked them. If your jam tarts are placed in the fridge in an air tight container they will last 5-7 days.
However, they are so good I would love to find someone with willpower that can keep their jam tarts for that long!
How Do You Make Blueberry Jam Tarts?
Here is the quick version of making blueberry jam tarts in the air fryer:
- Make your shortcrust pastry/pie crust depending on what you call it!
- Roll out the pastry and line tart tins with the pastry.
- Fill the tart tins to ¾ full with blueberry jam.
- Place in the air fryer, cook and binge!
More Jam Tarts Ideas
Blueberry jam tarts is just one way to make jam tarts, you can in fact, use any type of jam.
One of the first things we ever baked in the air fryer was air fryer strawberry jam tarts and it started an obsession with what sweet treats you can make in an air fryer.
Here at Recipe This we love to make homemade jam in the instant pot and here are a few recipes you can follow and then use in your next homemade jam tarts in the air fryer:
Air Fryer Blueberry Jam Tarts
- Follow the instructions of our sweet air fryer pie crust or use shop bought.
- Flour your tart tins to stop the pastry from sticking.
- Roll out the pie crust onto a worktop and layer over your tart tins.
- Cut around the tart tins so that you have a pie crust for each one.
- Load your tarts ¾ full with your blueberry jam.
- Place in the air fryer basket or air fryer oven (top shelf) and cook for 10 minutes at 180c/360f.
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