Tartlets with chestnuts jam and whipped cream

Ready in

1h 20 min


60 min


15 min


15 Pieces






Italian marron dessert


The recipe for tartlets with chestnuts jam and whipped cream was born a few days ago, almost by chance. I had recently finished making the chestnuts jam (although many mistakenly call it chestnut jam), when my grandchildren and especially the little ones arrived, they immediately armed themselves with the spoon that they had to taste. Since I had the shortcrust pastry in the refrigerator, left over from the day before, I proposed to the boys to make tarts, who enjoyed the idea with great enthusiasm.

It looked like an assembly line, I rolled out the shortcrust pastry, the little ones passed the molds, the older ones cut with the pastry cutter and covered the molds, the larger ones still put the chestnut jam and whipped cream, in short, I made them all participate , we had a great time and the result was excellent, in fact, the tarts with chestnuts jam and cream, as well as being a sweet with a good presence, are an excellent finger food, ideal for buffets, breakfast but also after a frugal meal between friends or simply, a sweet moment of sharing with yourself or the people you love.


  • 300 g flour 00
  • 125 g butter
  • 125 g sugar
  • 2 small eggs
  • buccia di arancia biologico
  • 500 g chestnuts jam
  • 500 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 15 small amaretti


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First we make the shortcrust pastry. On a pastry board, pour the flour and make a fountain

fontana pasta frolla

buccia arancia pastafrolla

In the center of the fountain put the sugar, break the eggs and grate the orange zest over all the flour

Take the butter at room temperature and cut it into small pieces on top of all the flour

burro pasta frolla

impasto pastafrolla

Quickly mix all the ingredients to ensure that the heat of your hands does not overheat the dough

Roll up the dough and mash it a little

pasta frolla frollatura

Wrap the dough in a cloth and put it to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes if you need it immediately, otherwise 12 hours

After the maturation time, roll out the shortcrust pastry to a thickness of 1 cm on the pastry board

With a large round pastry cutter, cut the shortcrust pastry discs

Put the shortcrust pastry discs in the molds and adhere well to the edges, so that they are uniform

Put the chestnut jam in a pastry bag and fill the molds up to halfway

Place the molds on the drip tray of the oven and cook for 15 minutes at 180°C (350°F), in a previously heated static oven

Whip the cream, transfer it to a pastry bag

Now decorate by making the cream dome on the tarts

Finally decorate with a macaroon over the cream. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve


  1. If the pastry sticks to the pastry board, it means that it has not matured well, roll it into a ball again and roll it out with 2 sheets of parchment paper.
  2. Shortcrust pastry is best kneaded the day before so it doesn’t break when rolled out.
  3. This is a hard shortcrust pastry, if you prefer it soft, add a pinch of bicarbonate to the dough.
  4. There is no need to grease the molds because the shortcrust pastry already contains butter.


  1. The tartlets with cream should be kept in the fridge for up to three days.


  1. Pastry board
  2. Rolling pin
  3. Knife
  4. Tea towel
  5. 15 stencils
  6. Sac a poche
  7. Planetary or electric mixer
  8. Oven
  9. Drip pan
  10. Spoon
  11. Greaseproof paper
  12. Tray
  13. Large baking cups (papers that you put under sweets)

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