"The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, All on a summer's day: The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts, and took them quite away."
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
So, company's coming for tea in fifteen minutes. Unexpected company. Cookie jar empty. No time to bake a cake 'cause if I knew you were coming, I'd a baked a cake (heh, heh). What to do, what to do...Let's not lose our heads. I know - we can make a tart - in 15 minutes.
If you have these--ready made pie crust, a jar of jam, and an oven--you're good to go.
Roll out the crust on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Spread the jam on with a spoon.
Fold up the edges, then pop in a pre-heated 450 degree oven. Bake for 11 minutes.
After baking, the jam will still be liquidy. With the back of your spoon, spread it around, covering any bubbly, uneven spots. Let the tart cool. The jam will set.
When the tart cools, sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.
Welcome, Alice. Do sit down....
Also for you readers with wee ones, head over to Erasmus Our Alaskan Cat's blog. She has an awesome crafty-craft-craft for the kiddies.