Jam Twists with leftover dough


Jam Twists with leftover dough


Leftover dough jam twists

Lately I’ve become more aware of the impact I have on the environment, so I try to minimize waste in all ways possible – I use a Keep Cup, I avoid plastic bags and always carry a reusable shopping bag with me, I don’t use straws etc. And I try to keep my waste levels on the low when I’m cooking as well. So whenever I make a galette, a tart or any other recipes and I have some leftover dough- be it shorcrust or puff pastry, I whip up these jam twists to avoid waste! They are super delicious and a great snack so your coffee doesn’t feel lonely in the morning!

A few tips and tricks for this recipe:

-The best part about this Leftover dough jam twists recipe is that you can use whatever comes in handy!

-You can pick any jam you have in your pantry- I used this sugar-free raspberry jam because I had a jar in my fridge.

-Also, I used shorcrust pastry dough because I made this recipe after making the Berry Galette. I do think that puff pastry works better, but the point of the recipe itself is using leftover dough so you avoid waste.

-I made the twists quite long, but you can make them smaller as well.

The mehod is as simple as can be : You roll the leftover dough into a rectangle. Spread the chosen jam all over it and fold in half. Cut strips of dough and twist them. Brush with eggwash and bake. And done. You just made yourself a nice batch of Jam twists with leftover dough. I KNOW, RIGHT??

And they’re the perfect snack if you need a quick bite while you’re on your way to work because you skipped breakfast. So yeah. It’s basically a bonus to the dessert you were already making. Who can complain about that?!

Jam twists ( made with leftover dough)

Whenever I have some extra dough from other recipes, I whip up these super delicious jam twists! Great way to reduce waste and the perfect snack for when you're in a hurry!
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Jam, Raspberry, twists
Yield: 8 twists


  • Leftover dough shorcrust or puff pastry
  • ¼ cup Jam (I used sugar-free raspberry jam)
  • 1 Beaten egg
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar


  • Roll the leftover dough into a rectangle and spread the jam on it.
    Shortcrust pastry dough with jam on it
  • Fold the sheet in half and cut 2-3 cm wide strips.
  • Twist the strips and place them on a tray with baking paper on it.
    Jam twists before baking
  • Brush the strips with eggwash and sprinkle the sugar on top.
  • Bake the twists for 15-20 minutes in the pre-heated oven at 200°C
    Leftover dough jam twists

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