Sweet blackberry jam tarts instantly bring back childhood memories, and summers spent in your grandmother's kitchen or holidays in the south of France. These indulgent desserts take it to an extra level though, with crumbly, buttery shortcrust pastry and a delicious sugar-free fruit jam filling.
Enjoy these on their own, fresh from the oven with a pot of tea – or for an even more indulgent treat, serve for dessert with a scoop of gorgeous, creamy mascarpone cheese.
Variations: try this recipe with different fillings - strawberry jam or peach and apricot - serve with fresh fruit
Did you know?
- Cultivated blackberries are a known superfood. They have significant amounts of dietary fibre (5 grams per 100g), vitamin C (25% of RDA), and vitamin K.
- Blackberries grow wild throughout most Europe. And are a favourite pastime to pick growing wild in the summer - despite the fact that the plants are still deemed to be weeds.
- Blackberry fruits are bright red before they ripen, meaning that they are actually red when they are 'green'.
- Did you know fruit spread is a 100% pure fruit jam - and typically does not contain any added cane sugar. As a result, not only are fruits spreads healthier, but they also often more flavoursome tasting of freshly picked regionally collected fruit flavours that are not overly sweet.
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