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Queen of Hearts tarts


Makes: 12
timePrep time: 20 mins
timeTotal time:
Queen of Hearts tarts
Recipe photograph by Martin Poole.

Queen of Hearts tarts


Makes: 12
timePrep time: 20 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
161Kcal
Fat
9gr
Saturates
3gr
Carbs
18gr
Sugars
11gr
Fibre
0gr
Protein
3gr
Salt
0.1gr

Kim Morphew

Kim Morphew

London-based food stylist and writer Kim Morphew has been contributing to Sainsbury's magazine since 2008. She is creator of the children's cookery book and baking range, The Kookey Chefs.

See more of Kim Morphew’s recipes
Kim Morphew

Kim Morphew

London-based food stylist and writer Kim Morphew has been contributing to Sainsbury's magazine since 2008. She is creator of the children's cookery book and baking range, The Kookey Chefs.

See more of Kim Morphew’s recipes

Ingredients

  • Plain flour, for dusting
  • ½ x 500g block dessert pastry
  • 25g softened butter
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 40g ground almonds
  • ¼ tsp Taste the Difference French almond extract
  • 100g seedless raspberry jam (we used Hartley’s)

Step by step

Get ahead
Make up to 1 day ahead; store in an airtight container. They can also be frozen.
  1. Lightly dust a clean work surface with flour. Roll out the pastry until about 3mm thick. Using a 7.5cm fluted round cutter, stamp out 12 circles of pastry and use to line a 12-hole nonstick patty tin. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Meanwhile, scrape up the pastry trimmings and re-roll. Then stamp out 12 hearts with a 4cm heart cutter. Put onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven for 5-8 minutes until golden.
  3. To make the filling, beat together the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Then stir in 25g beaten egg (use the rest for glazing the scones if making), ground almonds and almond extract until combined.
  4. Divide the almond mixture equally between the pastry cases, smooth level with the back of a teaspoon, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and, using the back of a teaspoon, press down the tops of the almond mixture to flatten slightly. Heat the jam in a small pan until melted and spoon a little over the top of each one to cover the top completely. Return to the oven for 5 minutes. Then remove and top each with a pastry heart. Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then enjoy warm or cold.

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