Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these savoury heart-shaped tarts with flamed-roasted peppers, goat’s cheese Heart shaped pastry tartand sweet cherry tomatoes on a crisp pastry base
Makes: 12
Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy




    • 2 x 230g sheets ready-rolled puff pastry


    • 150g pack smooth mild goat’s cheese, sliced into 12 (we used Coeur de Lyon la Buche)


    • 190g jar flame-roasted peppers, drained


    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and sliced


    • 4 cherry tomatoes, sliced


    • 1 tbsp tiny basil leaves


    • Salt and ground black pepper


    • 2 tsps olive oil


    • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten


    • 2 baking sheets lined with baking parchment


    • 7.5cm (3in) and 6cm (21/2in) heart-shaped cutters






    1. Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C. Spread the pastry sheets out on a lightly floured surface and stamp out 12 pastry hearts with the larger cutter. Press the smaller cutter in the centre of the pastry lightly to mark a frame. Lightly score these edges.


    1. Put a slice of goat’s cheese on each pastry heart. Cut open the peppers flat on a chopping board. Use the smaller heart-shaped cutter to stamp out 10 shapes; fit these in the pastry hearts. Cut up the pepper trimmings and put on top of the other 2 pastry hearts.


    1. Top each one with a sliver of garlic, a slice of tomato and a couple of basil leaves. Season and drizzle with the oil. Brush the pastry edges with egg, to glaze. Bake for 15-20 mins, until golden brown and bases crisp. Serve warm or cold.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 15.0g saturates 7.0g calories 212(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.