Greek jam tart (Pasta flora)

    1 hour 50 min

    Despite the name - Pasta flora - this is not a pasta dish! Pasta flora is actually a well loved Greek jam tart, made with whatever jam you fancy. Greeks aren't big on breakfast, but a slice of this is a favourite mid-morning. Instead of the vanilla, you can use brandy for an authentic Greek touch. Jams that work well for pasta flora? Try apricot, plum, strawberry or fig for starters!


    Greater London, England, UK
    82 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 225g unsalted butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 egg yolk
    • juice of 1/2 a lemon
    • 300g jam of your choice

    Prep:50min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Combine the flour and sugar. Rub in the butter. Add the vanilla, egg yolk and lemon juice. Work together into a ball, adding 1 tablespoon of water to combine (only if necessary). Allow the pastry to rest for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Press half of the pastry into the bottom of a 20cm square baking tin. Spread the jam over the top of the pastry. Take the remaining pastry and roll pieces into ropes. Take the ropes to make a lattice pattern on top of the jam.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until pastry is golden. Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

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    . A very good recipe that is very easy to follow. It is great for all ages and the ingredients are very easy to find. It tastes great (as usual for jam tarts). I found that this recipe is a really easy recipe because is hard to find a decent jam tart recipe anywhere at the moment. Thankyou  -  02 Aug 2012


    really quick and easy to do the whole family loved it  -  02 Aug 2014


    Doing it for the second time within 2 weeks! My husband is mad about it. Now with Nutella 🙈  -  12 Jan 2017