Lingonberry Jam Tart with Cardamom Recipe

Lingonberry Jam Tart with Cardamom Recipe: My shortbread crumble recipes work every time. I’ve been making them here at the Great Island for years, and I’m always coming up with new ways to make this delicious dessert. Cardamom adds warmth and a sense of the foreign to today’s tasty version, which is made with tart lingonberry jam. Readers, you will not be let down.

Lingonberry Jam Tart with Cardamom Recipe
Lingonberry Jam Tart with Cardamom Recipe

Lingonberry Jam Tart with Cardamom Recipe

It’s easy, only takes one bowl, and tastes great. You should feel good about making it for family, friends, coworkers, book club members, church socials, or any other time you need to feed people. People WILL praise you and ask for the recipe because of the surprising mix of flavors.


You can find it in big supermarkets or specialty shops in the northern US or Canada, near the jams and preserves. It’s more hit or miss in other places. You’ll love it so much that I think you should buy a lot of jars.


  • 9 inch tart pan with removeable bottom


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp rolled oats. Use regular or quick cooking.
  • 1 cup lingonberry jam


    • Set a rack in the middle of the oven and heat it up to 350F.
      creaming butter and sugar
    • A stand mixer with a paddle blade can be used to cream the butter, sugar, cardamom, salt, and vanilla. You can also do this by hand, but make sure to mix everything well.
      Butter and sugar, creamed together
    • Mix the flour in slowly.
      adding flour to shortbread mixture
    • Just mix the dough until it’s crumbly and rough, and there’s no more dry flour left.
      crumbly shortbread dough
    • Put about two thirds of the dough in the bottom of your tart pan.
      Crumbled dough in tart pan
    • Use your fingers to press it down until it is flat and even. Use a little flour on your fingers if the dough sticks to them. The flat bottom of a measuring cup can help pack it down.
      shortbread tart crust in pan
  • Spread the jam out evenly on top of the dough. Then spread it out all over.
    adding jam to tart crust
  • Toss the rest of the broken dough with the oats with your fingers to mix them together.
    making oat crumble topping
  • Spread out the topping on top of the jam. It’s okay if some jam shows.
    crumble topping on shortbread tart
  • Set the oven to 350°F. If the top is getting too brown, loosely cover it with foil near the end of the cooking time. It should still be pale when it’s done, with just a hint of golden color here and there.
    lingonberry tart, baked
  • Let the tart cool for 15 minutes. Then, use a knife to loosen the edges (in case any jam got stuck) and take the sides of the pan off.
  • You can cut it while it’s still warm, but for cleaner cuts, wait until it’s cool. If you want, you can serve it with whipped cream.
    sliced lingonberry tart

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