Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners

Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts. A Valentine’s Day Special. Hello friends, so how are you today? Are you also looking for some baking ideas for Valentine’s Day?

Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts anyone?

Because who does not love a jam tart? Yummy! Such a classic treat too.

The Queen Of Hearts, always reminds me of Alice In Wonderland.

Does it you too?

Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts

Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts:

Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts. Can you also remember the nursery rhyme?

“The Queen of Hearts”, where the Queen Of Hearts is said to have ordered the making of some tarts.

Can we pretend?

Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts:

However, in the poem, it is suggested that the tarts were stolen, not by the Queen, but by the Knave of Hearts.

The opening lines of the poem are as follows:

The Queen of Hearts, She made some tarts, All on a summer’s day; The Knave of hearts, He stole those tarts, And took them clean.

So, while the Queen is associated with the making of the tarts in the rhyme, it is the Knave who is responsible for the theft. How dare he!?

Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts

How To Make Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts:

But Who Is The Queen Of Hearts?

The Queen of Hearts is also a fictional character who appears in Lewis Carroll’s classic novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. One of my favourite films! I love everything with Alice In Wonderland on it.

She is the ruler of Wonderland, and is known for her unpredictable and volatile behaviour. Oh my!!

The Queen of Hearts is notorious for her tendency to shout “Off with their heads!” whenever she is displeased, and she is feared by many of the other characters in the story. She always scared me too!!

In the book, she is depicted as a cruel and tyrannical ruler, but she is also portrayed as somewhat ridiculous and comical, which adds to the surreal and fantastical nature of the story.

The character has since become an iconic figure in popular culture and has been adapted in various films, TV shows, and other forms of media. Have you ever seen it?

How To Make Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts:

Preparation time: 15 minutes + chilling | Cooking time: 18 minutes to 20 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes + chilling

Makes: 24


  • 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 20g rice flour
  • 35g icing sugar
  • 150g butter, diced and chilled
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • Mixed flavours jam (approx 380g in total or 12 tsp of each) – eg strawberry, apricot, blackcurrant, and raspberry

Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts:


  1. Firstly, make the pasty. To make the pastry, put the flour, rice flour and, icing sugar into the bowl of a food processor. Blitz briefly to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. In a small bowl beat together the egg yolk and about ½ tbsp ice-cold water. Add to the food processor and pulse until the pastry just starts to come together.
  2. Tip out onto a clean work surface and use your hands to it bring together into an even dough. Roll out on a clean, floured surface, in 2 batches if necessary, until the dough is the thickness of a pound coin.
  3. Using a 7cm round cutter, make 24 circles and place them into 2 x 12-hole fairy cake tins. If you wish, use a small heart cutter to make 24 little hearts, rerolling the pastry if necessary. Fill each pastry case with 2 tsp of jam, using different flavours if liked. Top each with a heart, if using, and rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, swapping the tins around at a half distance, until the tarts are golden around the edges and the jam is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tins.

Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts: Valentine’s Day Special:

So what do you think about these Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts? Do you also fancy making some? These are especially great for afternoon tea! Indeed they make great party food for whatever the occasion.

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners.

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  1. Karen Langridge
    13 February 2020 / 16:46

    They are so sweet, I think the kids would like making these with me.

  2. Ruth
    2 February 2019 / 13:49

    Yummy, I love jam tarts.

  3. Kelly Jackson
    1 February 2019 / 22:32

    I think I’ve just found a substitute for the Mince Pie addiction I had all over Christmas.

  4. 31 January 2019 / 12:14

    Aww! They are so cute. I haven’t made jam tarts for years. It used to be one of our go to recipes when the kids were little. x

    • 31 January 2019 / 20:19

      Thanks for stopping by Kim. My Daughter use to love making these. I need to start making them gain with her.