Recipe | Love Heart Jam Tarts

These little love heart jam tarts are perfect if you’re looking for something to bake this Valentine’s Day.


Whether as a sweet treat for yourself or lovingly made gift for your valentine, they are so simple to bake. I actually cheated this time and used ready-made pastry, which made them even easier, but here’s the recipe for making them from scratch.



  • Blackcurrant jam

  • Strawberry jam

  • 85g unsalted butter

  • 170g self-raising flour


  1. Start by preheating the oven to 200ºC. Grease a cupcake tray.

  2. To make the pastry rub together the butter and the flour until they look like fine breadcrumbs. Gradually add water a teaspoon at a time, stirring until it comes together as a dough.

  3. Flour a surface and roll out to about 0.5cm thick. Cut out circles using a pastry cutter and place them into the cupcake tray, making sure they’re central before pressing them gently to the bottoms and sides.

  4. Fill each with a teaspoon of jam; half of the cases with strawberry and half with blackcurrant. Cut out little hearts using a cutter and place them on top of the jam.

  5. Put the tarts in the oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown.


Let me know in the comments below if you have a go at making these little love heart jam tarts.

Happy baking!