Greek Jam Tart (Pasta Flora / Pastafrola)
What is Pasta Flora?
Components of Pasta Flora.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until it becomes pebbly.
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It should look like this.
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Beat 1 egg, 1 egg yolk (reserve egg white), and vanilla together. Pour into the flour mixture. Work dough so it comes together.
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Turn out onto a work surface and shape into a ball. You may have to knead it a bit. That’s ok.
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Separately segment 2/3 of the dough and the remaining 1/3. Wrap separately, and let rest refrigerated for 30 minutes.
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On a floured surface, roll out the large piece of dough in a circle a little larger than 10 inches.
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Transfer dough into a 10-inch springform tart pan. Patch any holes. Trim overhang. Refrigerate for 20 min.
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To make the top, roll out your remaining dough until it is 1/4-inch thick. Cut a lattice or cutouts.
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Spread 12 ounces of jam or preserves evenly into the prepared tart pan.
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Top with lattice or cutouts.
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Brush top with a beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
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Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 45 minutes to an hour, until it the crust turns golden brown.
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Place on a rack to cool. Remove from pan when you’re ready to serve.
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View the full recipe on MySweetGreek.com
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