Peach Jam & Italian Amaretti Cookies Tart

A friend of mine gave me amazing Maltese peaches from her tree, with which I have made a jam using my recipe.

These Maltese peaches are small but really rich in pulp and scent. Another characteristic of them, it is the deep red color.

I wanted to use them in a nice recipe, a tart, but with something special. Hence, I added the topping made of crushed amaretti cookies.

The result is a delicious tart with 3 different textures which blend together beautifully: the crumbliness of the pastry, the moistness of the jam and the crunchiness of the cookies.

I am sure you will fall in love with this tart too 🙂

  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time15 Minutes
  • Rest time1 Hour
  • Cooking time30 Minutes
  • Servingserves 6 people
  • Cooking methodOven
  • CuisineItalian


For the pastry

  • 300 gwhite spelt flour (or white flour type 0)
  • 170 glight muscovado brown sugar
  • 125 mlsunflower oil (cold pressed)
  • 100 grice flour (or cornstarch)
  • 2eggs
  • 1lemon (zest only)
  • 1 pinchtable salt

For the filling and the topping


  1. – sift the flour and the rice flour onto a large bowl;

    – put the sugar into a separate bowl together with the eggs, mix them quickly till the sugar melts into the eggs;

    – pour it onto the bowl with the flours, add the grated lemon zest and the pinch of salt;

    – knead well with you hands till you get a dough (try to work the ingredient as quick as you can can);

    –  wrap the dough in some cling film and keep refrigerated for at least 1 hour;

    – work the short pastry with a rolling pin to form a disc with a 24 centimetres diameter and half centimetre thickness;

    – grease and dust with flour a 24cm round baking tray and fold it with the  pastry;

    – pierce the bottom of the tart with a fork;

    – pour the jam onto the pastry by making sure that it reaches 1 cm below the edges of the pastry;

    – bend the edges of the tart inward;

    – crush the cookies and spread them all over the tart;

    – bake at 170 degrees for about 30 minutes or till golden;

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