Pasta Flora: Greek Jam Tart

Pasta Flora: Greek Jam Tart

A common sight in Greek bakeries and pastry shops, "Pasta Flora" jam tarts are easy to make in all sizes.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Roll out half the dough to fit in the bottom of the tart pan. Roll out about 1/3 of the remaining dough to make a strip (about a small finger's width and height) and place all the way around the raised sides of the tart pan, pressing gently to cover evenly and join with the base.
  3. Step 3

    Spread the jam evenly over the base of the tart shell.
  4. Step 4

    Preheat oven to 350 F/175 C.
  5. Step 5

    Roll out the remaining dough to about 1/4 inch thickness (or more) and cut into strips. For a decorative touch, use a fluted pastry wheel to cut the strips.
  6. Step 6

    Optional: If young cooks are making this tart, walnut-sized pieces of dough can be rolled by hand into ropes.
  7. Step 7

    Place the strips in a latticework (criss-cross) pattern across the top of the tart and bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Step 8

    Serve and enjoy!