Easy No-Butter Milk Tart with Jam and Walnuts

Embark on a baking journey with a simple yet delightful recipe that brings the comforting flavors of jam and walnuts together in a soft, butter-free tart. This recipe is perfect for those looking for a straightforward and satisfying dessert, utilizing everyday ingredients to create something extraordinary. With the tangy sweetness of cherries’ jam and the earthy crunch of walnuts, nestled within a tender pastry, this tart is a treat for all senses. Ideal for beginners or anyone in need of a quick dessert fix, this milk-based tart promises a delicious outcome with minimal fuss.


  • Eggs: 2
  • Sugar: 120g
  • Milk: 80g
  • Seed oil: 80g
  • 00 Flour: 430-450g (adjust based on egg size)
  • Baking Powder: 8g (specifically for cakes)
  • Lemon Zest: From 1 lemon
  • Salt: A pinch
  • Cherry Jam: To taste
  • Walnuts: A handful, chopped
  • Powdered Sugar: For dusting
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  1. Preparation:
    • Start by preheating your oven to 180°C (350°F). Lightly grease or line a tart pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Wet Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, whisk together 2 eggs and 120g of sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Gradually add in 80g of milk and 80g of seed oil, continuing to whisk until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, mix 430-450g of 00 flour (the exact amount depends on the egg size) with 8g of baking powder, the zest of 1 lemon, and a pinch of salt. Sift these dry ingredients to ensure there are no lumps.
  4. Form the Dough:
    • Gradually combine the dry ingredients with the wet mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms. If the dough feels too sticky, add a little more flour until it’s manageable but still soft.
  5. Assemble the Tart:
    • Press the dough into your prepared tart pan, creating an even layer at the bottom and sides. Spoon cherry jam over the dough, spreading it evenly. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on top of the jam.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the jam is bubbling.
  7. Cool and Serve:
    • Let the tart cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.


  • For a zesty twist, add extra lemon zest to the dough.
  • Feel free to experiment with different types of jam according to your preference.
  • This tart is best enjoyed the day it’s made, served with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.

Enjoy crafting this effortless and butter-free milk tart, a perfect dessert that marries the richness of walnuts with the sweetness of cherry jam, all encased in a soft and tender crust.