Jam Hungarian tart

My version of the Jam Hungarian tart and I added almond flakes to jam and coconut topping.


Hungarian Tart, also called Jam FIngers is a soft biscuit-like delicacy, spread with jam then sealed with a crumbly topping. This is a South African favorite and bursting with sweetness and the most wonderful flavor.Click To Tweet


Ingredients for this tasty Jam Hungarian tart:

  • 250 grams of soft butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • +/- 3 -4 cups flour to form a soft biscuit dough

Hungarian tart


  1. Cream butter and sugar
  2. Add egg and vanilla essence and cream
  3. Sift flour and baking powder
  4. Gradually to make a soft biscuit dough
  5. Flatten the dough (and leave some dough for grating over) at the bottom of a flat tray, spread jam of choice (I used apricot jam)
  6. Lastly, grate remainder dough over
  7. Bake @ 170C for 15mins
  8. Then switch the oven off and leave for 10 minutes
  9. Once done cut and leave the cool completely


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Tip for the Jam

Put it for 20 seconds in the microwave, then whisk it, spread and smoothen the over the dough with a palette knife


Recipe of Nazia Shaik
Prepared, tried and tested Feriel Sonday

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A different variation of the Hungarian Tart