The Queen of Hearts - Valentine's Jam Tarts
57 mins (prep 45, cooking 12)
7 ingredients
12-18 servings
Jam tarts are a quintessential British teatime treat - little crispy short crust pastry rounds filled with assorted fruit jams, such as strawberry, raspberry, apricot, blackcurrant and lemon curd. They were the first things my mum taught me to bake when I was little, and in turn, I taught my daughter how to make them when she was very small. Here I have suggested that as a Valentine's Day treat, you top the jam tarts with a little pastry heart........after all, the way to a loved one's heart is through their stomach! Jam Tarts normally do NOT have any pastry topping however, so for the rest of the year, just make them as posted with no pastry lid, or use other suitable shapes appropriate for a special event. I have posted homemade short crust pastry, it is so easy to make and is far superior to ready-made, although I DO use ready-made when I am short of time! Try to use good quality or homemade jams and jellies, the higher the fruit content, the less the jam or jelly will bubble out of the pastry case. These are essential for any English Tea Party, especially if Alice in Wonderland has been invited............along with the white rabbit! Have fun!

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Serving Size (28.43 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 139.77 Calories from Fat 74.97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.33g 153.72%
Saturated Fat 5.0g 299.76%
Trans Fat 0.31g %
Cholesterol 20.32mg 81.27%
Sodium 108.01mg 54.01%
Total Carbohydrate 14.97g 59.9%
Dietary Fiber 0.53 g 25.4%
Sugars 0.42 g %
Protein 1.8g 43.21%
Vitamin A 236.16IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 9.07mg% Iron 0.82mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cold water