Jam Tarts Recipe | Valentines Day

Biscuits of any sort are one of my favourite things to make, probably because I love eating them so much! I think it all started on ‘Homemade Hobnob Day’ yep, there is such a thing – along with a couple of others from my village we made hobnobs and knocked on people’s doors to hand them out. Does that sound really creepy? Things like that just wouldn’t happen if you lived in a city. Anyway, I loved making them and eating them so I started making more and more biscuits. Jam Tarts are something that I make for the summer, I’m not sure why but I just love sitting in the garden with a fresh lemonade (or Pimms) and Jam Tarts. I’ve put a little twist on these for Valentine’s Day and made them with heart shaped jam centres – Jam Hearts.

 This is a very quick, easy recipe that doesn’t require many ingredients.


Jam Tarts
Jam Tarts


Jam Tarts Ingredients:

Makes 8 Jam Tarts

120g unsalted butter

80g caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

160g plain flour

Your choice of jam for the filling



Preparation – 30 minutes | Baking – 8-10 minutes


1. Line a baking tray with baking paper and preheat oven to 180c (160c fan).

2. Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla essence together with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy. Then stir in the flour.

3. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface and cut out your circles (you can make your Jam Hearts any shape you like, they don’t have to be circles, I think a large heart with smaller heart centres would look really nice). Place these on the baking tray/s.

4. Cut a heart out of the middle for the jam, make sure you don’t cut right through the dough, instead just take off the top layer (around 3mm) enough for a layer of jam. Fill the cut out hearts with jam and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden.

5. Dust with icing sugar.




I’d love to see your photos on Twitter (@AmiRoseBlog) if you have a go at making these yourself.

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  1. John Agnew
    4th February 2016 / 7:14 am

    Wow these look lovely! Might have to steal the recipe 😀


    • 16th February 2016 / 11:13 am

      Thank you. Please do let me know how you got on if you do make them. They were delicious if I do say so myself.

      Ami xxx

  2. 4th February 2016 / 9:24 pm

    These look so good Ami!!

    Aimee xx

    • 16th February 2016 / 11:13 am

      Thank you Aimee, I thought they'd be perfect for Valentine's Day and so simple to make too.

      Ami xxx

  3. brittaaanylovesyou4
    5th February 2016 / 5:32 pm

    This looks so good! I needed a good treat to make for my bf!!

    • 16th February 2016 / 11:13 am

      Thank you. Did you have a go at making them? I'd love to know how you got on?

      Ami xxx

    • 16th February 2016 / 11:14 am

      Aww thank you. I love a good baking session.

      Ami xxx

  4. 16th February 2016 / 11:12 am

    They were yummy. My fiancé absolutely loved them and has requested them again so I'm sure I'll be making them soon.

    Ami xxx

  5. 16th February 2016 / 9:09 pm

    My mouth was watering reading this post, must grab a biscuit ASAP haha!
    Have a great week!
    Hannah x