19 April 2012

Peanut Butter & Jelly Tart


Can I tell you something and you promise to stay my friend?

Yes? Okay, ready?

I don't really like jelly. I never have.

I especially don't like jelly with peanut butter, like, in a sandwich. Ew.

Growing up I ate plain peanut butter sandwiches. As an adult I rarely eat peanut butter sandwiches, but I still like them plain. (I'd rather consume my peanut butter in say, a cookie. Or a tart. Or a pie.)

A few years ago I was craving something. Something sweet. and fruity. I really wanted this sweet and fruity thing but I didn't know what it was.

I made toast for breakfast, opened the fridge to get the butter and saw the strawberry jam. I don't remember if I was pregnant or what but I had to have that jam (that I hated) and I had to have it on this piece of toast right now.

So I did. And I liked it.

*Gasp*

So now I eat jelly on toast. Sometimes. When I'm not being boring and just using butter.

But I won't eat jelly on a peanut butter sandwich, no way. Not ever.

I'll save my peanut butter and jelly for this tart, thankyouverymuch.


I actually made this awhile ago...for the teachers on Pie Day. I didn't get any photos of it cut...as it was for giving away. But I did taste a little bite of it when I dropped it off.

And it was good. So...let's change it to "I don't like jelly except in tarts. And on toast. And maybe in cookies?"

So I made this tart and I kinda forgot about it. Then I remembered that the Improv Challenge (hosted by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker) for April was peanut butter and jelly. Perfect!

Enjoy, and I hope you find some more yummy peanut butter and jelly treats in the hop below. Maybe I'll find more jelly things that I'll eat. :)




Peanut Butter & Jelly Tart

by Crazy for Crust (Recipe from Food Network Magazine, September 2011)


Ingredients
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup strawberry (or your favorite flavor) jam
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9” fluted tart pan with a removable bottom.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream peanut butter and butter with both sugars using a mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  4. Press half the dough in the prepared tart pan. Spread with the jam, leaving a ½ inch border around the edge. Drop about half the remaining dough around the top of the jam, and press the remaining half around the border to seal the edges. Bake until golden, 45-50 minutes. Cool completely before removing ring and cutting.
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69 Comments:

At April 19, 2012 at 6:34 AM , Blogger Cookaholic Wife said...

Looks delicious!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 6:42 AM , Blogger NittanyL said...

Looks like a giant peanut butter cookie with some jam in the middle...yum!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 6:59 AM , Blogger Ambreen said...

Absolutely delicious, mouthwatering here :)

 
At April 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Shannon said...

That tart looks really delicious!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 8:06 AM , Blogger Ann said...

Wow - the tart is absolutely stunning! I'm a HUGE fan of peanut butter AND jelly, so you're speakin' my language!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Kristin said...

It looks like a giant PB cookie. Yum! I wouldn't eat PB and jelly together until I was in my 20s. I've always liked jelly on toast though. I wish your kid went to my school...

 
At April 19, 2012 at 8:42 AM , Blogger Aimee said...

I like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that is DRIPPING with both. Mmmmm.... This tart looks awesome!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 8:54 AM , Blogger Sue Alexander said...

I used to love peanut butter and jelly, now not so much, but in a pie, that could be great! Also I am singing the "peanut butter jelly time!" song in my head and trying not to dance while I do it.

 
At April 19, 2012 at 8:58 AM , Blogger Hayley said...

You're not alone. Though I cannot stand by your side and say I dislike jelly (I LOVE grape jelly and have a serious love affair with green apple mint jelly), my mom AND sister both detest jelly immensely and refuse it on their PBJ sammies. However, I'm sure they'd also make exceptions for this tart because it looks so crumbly and sweet and salty and AMAZING. If I become a teacher, will you make me this pie?

 
At April 19, 2012 at 9:25 AM , Blogger Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

This tart looks perfect, Dorothy! It's so deliciously crispy and crunchy. Yum!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 9:49 AM , Blogger Back for Seconds said...

I got some homemade cherry jelly a few months ago. I don't love jelly or cherries but this stuff rocks! I guess you just have to try stuff every once in awhile to see if your tastes changed? This tart looks great :)

 
At April 19, 2012 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Ellen said...

Always opt for jam or preserves...Jelly, is well, not allowed in my house. We did find PBJ vodka last week, so with this creation (and the other links) you may have just created even more inspiration to BIWB! :)

 
At April 19, 2012 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Holly said...

Your tart reminds me of some peanut butter and jelly 'bars' I made a long time ago!
YUM! :)

 
At April 19, 2012 at 10:29 AM , Blogger Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips said...

Looks delicious and pretty!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 11:03 AM , Blogger Trish - Sweetology101 said...

If I made this for my "PBJ" queen (aka my daughter...) I would win mother of the year for sure. Very cool recipe, I will for sure be making this...and that brownie cake below...WOWZA!!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 11:04 AM , Blogger Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I linked up an old post of PBJ cookies I made awhile back for Frosting for the Cause..had to join your fun party!!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Kaylee said...

I too hate jelly! I only ate peanut butter sandwiches as a kid. I don't like jelly in anything. So glad to know I am not the only one. Thanks for the impromptu party!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM , Blogger Something Swanky said...

oh my gosh-- I don't know if this counts as one of those cosmic similarities we have, but I'm not really a HUGE jelly fan either. But when I was pregnant-- oh. my. gosh. I HAD to have it. Seriously. We based all of our meals around whether I could put jelly on something in the meal. I made biscuits ALL OF THE TIME, because that was my favorite thing to jelly. I actually, I just craved all condiments (which is super weird, I think)-- but Jelly was, like, number 1!!!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM , Blogger Lizzy said...

I'm not a fan of pb and j's, but I could easily eat this gorgeous tart!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM , Blogger Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground said...

Oh, yum, Dorothy!!!! This looks dee-lish-us!!! :-)
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

 
At April 19, 2012 at 3:21 PM , Blogger Jocelyn said...

I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...I mean they are ok. But if I am going to have one I would much rather have peanut butter and marshmallow fluff!!! mmmm my all time favorite sandwich!!!! Awesome PB&J tart!!! I would love a huge piece!!!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking said...

Haha, you sound as strange as me. I don't like PB in a sandwich but I know I'd love it in this tart. Look uber amazing. Here's some more… I don't like nuts but I love them in chocolate. Yeh, I'm weird!

-Lisa.
Sweet 2 Eat Baking

 
At April 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM , OpenID kristen-frugalanticsrecipes-com said...

I have been so surprised reading through the Improv posts, how many people don't really care for pb & j together. Everyone has come up with stellar foods, though, including this tart. What a beautiful dessert!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM , Blogger Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen said...

Dorothy, this looks DE-LISH!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

I thought I was the only one on the face of the planet who doesn't really care for PB&J (at least as a sandwich)! Your tart looks amazing, though, and I could totally eat a huge slice of it!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM , OpenID gobakeyourself said...

PB and J tart? Utterly utterly delicious! I can imagine just taking that first spoonful then polishing off the pie ;)

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

 
At April 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM , Blogger rebecca @ beurrista said...

your pb and j tart looks delish!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 6:05 PM , Blogger Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

WOw - this looks so good - will definitely be making this (strawberry jam is my favorite too.)

 
At April 19, 2012 at 6:38 PM , Blogger Alessandra said...

What a lovely blog! I found you via Sweet Eat and now I am following you!

Ciao
Alessandra
http://alessandrazecchini.blogspot.co.nz/

 
At April 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM , Blogger Teri@thefreshmancook said...

Gorgeous! I could eat a huge slice!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 8:08 PM , Blogger lizy b said...

That looks beautiful!!! I do like jelly on my sandwiches, but strawberry only, never, ever grape!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 9:39 PM , Blogger Javelin Warrior said...

I love the texture of this crust and the concept of turning peanut butter and jelly into a tart is inspired! I am featuring this post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. As always, it's a pleasure to be following your creations…

 
At April 19, 2012 at 9:59 PM , Blogger Mimi said...

Looks pretty tasty for someone who doesn't like PB&J!
Mimi

 
At April 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM , Blogger Cathy Wiechert said...

Well, I'd have this over a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich any day! What a fabulous looking dessert...

 
At April 20, 2012 at 5:58 AM , Blogger Debra Kapellakis said...

he he he when I clicked print on the p@b tart a recipe for smores pie comes up...lol

 
At April 20, 2012 at 7:05 AM , Blogger Adelina Priddis said...

Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday! Oh my goodness I think I'm going to make this today!!! Seriously that looks and sounds too good to pass up.

 
At April 20, 2012 at 7:13 AM , Blogger Desi said...

Lol this made me laugh! I too have never really been a fan of pb&j sandwiches. I like the combo of pb&j but not really on a sandwich. So I feel ya! Your tart looks magnificent though. So much better than a sandwich :)

 
At April 20, 2012 at 7:56 AM , Blogger Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot said...

That's interesting. It's funny how our taste buds can be so fickle. I guess you just need PB&J presented in dessert form?

Visiting from Sweet Temptations Linky Party, hope you'll stop by my blog too. :)

Thanks for sharing,
Laura

 
At April 20, 2012 at 8:59 AM , Blogger Kimberly said...

Wow ... I love peanut butter and jelly ... and I think I'd love it even more in tart form! Great recipe ... it looks and sound delicious!

 
At April 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM , Blogger Diane Balch said...

The texture looks so great on your tart... I'm sure my kids will get a kick out of it being p and j. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday...see you next week.

 
At April 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM , Blogger Michelles Tasty Creations said...

Hi Dorothy,

Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. This looks amazing and I can't wait to make one because I DO like PB&J. But, I do have to say that I only like my homemade strawberry jam and I do eat just Peanut Butter sandwiches.

I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Michelle

 
At April 20, 2012 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Maria said...

Mmmm this sounds delicious and looks beautiful! I'm your newest follower! Love all the recipes you share! :o)

 
At April 22, 2012 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you!

 
At April 22, 2012 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

That's the gist of it - yummy!! :)

 
At April 22, 2012 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you!

 
At April 22, 2012 at 7:11 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you!

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you! :)

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

LOL! Pie always makes everything better. :)

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:12 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yes! :) I'd make it for you whenever, even with grape jelly. :)

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Um, what? Vodka? Oh, I can't wait to see what you do with it!

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oooh, bars. Yum!!

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you!

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks so much Trish! :)

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yay!

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yea I'm not alone!!! :) Thanks for reading!

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks so much! :)

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:15 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

We are a bunch of freaks! LOL Thanks so much Kristen and thanks for hosting Improv!

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Gosh, so many people are like me. Yea! :) Thanks Ashley!

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh, I probably would have. It was good I was giving it away!!

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks! I hope you enjoy it. :)

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:17 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment. :) Welcome!

 
At April 22, 2012 at 8:18 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you so much!! :)

 
At April 22, 2012 at 9:03 AM , Blogger Deana said...

Thanks so much for linking up this delicious recipe @CountryMommaCooks....have a wonderful Sunday:)

 
At April 22, 2012 at 4:13 PM , Blogger Carole said...

Talking of peanut butter jelly, you might like this quote. Janet Evanovich Quote

 
At April 24, 2012 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

This looks SO delicious! I am for sure putting this at the top of our "to bake" list! :-) Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" :-) Hopefully you'll be able to join us again next week. Many blessings, Lisa :-)

 
At April 24, 2012 at 6:53 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much Lisa!

 
At April 27, 2012 at 7:29 AM , Blogger amy and jesse hudson said...

Perfect for a kids birthday or gathering :) Play date!!

 
At April 28, 2012 at 1:31 AM , Blogger Polkadot-pretties said...

Thank you for linking up this fabulous project!!!
This week’s Linky Party is up!!!! http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/you-inspire-linky-party_28.html
I hope you will stop by an link up another lovely project..
Claire x

 
At April 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM , Blogger Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

Riley just recently started eating pb&j. I bet she'd love this. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

 

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