Shortcrust Quince Jam Tarts


Shortcrust pastry is a delightfully versatile base for many desserts, including these type of shortcrust jam filled tarts. This type of pastry is perfect for those who appreciate a dessert that is both easy to make and versatile, since you can fill it with pretty much anything you want.

When making jam tart shortcrust pastry, the process is simple: roll out the dough, fill it with the jam of your choice and bake. In Portugal, a traditional filling is quince jam, known for its unique flavor and texture.

The beauty of shortcrust pastry jam desserts is in their adaptability. Whether you’re making turnovers or tarts, the combination of crispy pastry with sweet jam is irresistible. For a twist on the classic tart, try shortcrust pastry jam turnovers. They’re just as easy to make and can be shaped into square, triangles or any form you prefer.

Filled with a generous spoonful of tradicional portuguese quince jam, these pastries bake up into treats that are perfect for sharing or enjoying all on your own… like i did hahaha. So, grab a jar of your favorite jam and let’s get bakingggggggg!!!

Shortcrust Pastry with Portuguese Quince Jam

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Normal
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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This is a easy to make and delicious to share shortcrust pastry filled with quince jam, perfect for an afternoon tea.


  • Quince Jam – 1 Medium Jar (+/- 400gr Marmalade or any Jam)
  • Shortcrust Pastry – 1 roll (+/- 200gr)
  • Egg – 1
  • Brown Sugar – To sprinkle
  • Cinnamon – To sprinkle


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (or whatever the packet of shortcrust pastry recommends) and prepare a baking tray with non-stick paper.
  2. Lay out the pastry and spread half of the quince jam on one half of the pastry, then divide the rest of the jam into 4 spoonfuls (1 spoonful per pastry).
  3. Fold the pastry in half, divide the pastries, cut out the pastry and seal the ends, place on the tray.
  4. Whisk the egg and brush each pastry generously, then sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon, bake for 35 minutes until it’s golden brown and you’re done, super simple, because the filling is already cooked you only need to check on the crust to brown, bon appetit!
Notes: Because the dough i bought was round so i went with 4 big triangular pastries, but if your dough is square, you can make them square or rectangular, big or small it’s to your taste and preference, although smaller will cook faster 😀 Also i filled these very generously, you can of course fill less and it will

Like i said you can fill these kind of pastries with just about anything, however, it’s important to note that the thicker the jam the better, a very water filling will seep out of the dough, so jam or nutella is good, honey it’s not that good.

This recipe for Shortcrust Pastry with Portuguese Quince Jam was originally created on Esta receita de Pastéis de Marmelada foi publicada em português no


Per Serving: 2800 calories; 120 g fat; 380 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein.

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