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Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe

Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe

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Make your childhood favorite snack: Homemade Pop Tarts! The crust is flaky and the filling is fruity! 

Who else loves pop tarts? I do! I do! Did you know homemade pop tarts are so easy to make at home?

My homemade pop tarts recipe is so fun and easy, my daughter can even make them now! They’re the perfect treat to put in lunchboxes, to have for a snack or even for breakfast.

Once you have homemade pop tarts, you’ll never want to buy them from a box in the store again!

homemade pop tarts with pink icing and sprinkles

How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts

You’ll need 2 ready made pie crusts. Roll them out to smooth them out.

pie crust

Using a straight edge, cut a big square out of the dough. Then cut that square into 3 strips.

In a bowl, add your jam. We use our homemade blackberry jam because we have a lot of it from last summer. But, whatever jam you have on hand and like will work! Mix in a little bit of cornstarch to your jam.

jam and corn starch

By adding cornstarch, you thicken the pop tart filling. Add a little spoon full at the end of each pop tart.

Make a little egg wash and brush it around the edges of the homemade pop tarts. The egg wash acts like a glue.

egg wash

Fold the pop tarts over and crimp the edges, pressing them together with a fork.

homemade pop tarts

Bake your homemade pop tarts for about 15 minutes, until they are puffy and golden brown. Let them cool before frosting.

homemade pop tarts with pink icing and sprinkles

To make your frosting, mix together powdered sugar, a spoonful of your jam that you used in your homemade pop tarts and heavy cream. Start out with a little bit of heavy cream and add until you have a nice thin consistency.

homemade pop tarts with pink icing and sprinkles

I like to use the jam in the frosting because not only does it give some natural coloring, but also a nice flavor too!

homemade pop tarts with pink icing and sprinkles

Drizzle the frosting over your pop tarts and add some sprinkles!

homemade pop tarts with pink icing and sprinkles

We just love how flaky and fresh the crust is thanks to using the pie pastry.

homemade pop tarts with pink icing and sprinkles
homemade pop tarts with pink icing and sprinkles

How to Make Your Pop Tarts in the Air Fryer

Follow same directions above, but instead of the oven, place in air fryer for 5-8 minutes on 375. These fry really quick so keep an eye on them! 

Remove from air fryer and smother in icing.

air fryer christmas pop tarts
air fryer christmas pop tarts

Variations on this Recipe:

air fryer pop tarts

Instead of the jam, I used a cherry pie filling to make Christmas pop tarts.

For Valentine’s Day we made these pop tarts using homemade strawberry jam!

valentines homemade pop tarts
valentines homemade pop tarts
Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe

Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Make your childhood favorite snack! This Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe is easy and fun! The crust is flaky and the filling is fruity!


Ingredients

  • 2 Pie Crusts, refrigerated
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite jam + 1 tbsp for the icing
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

    1. You'll need 2 ready made pie crusts. Roll them out to smooth them out. 
    2. Using a straight edge, cut a big square out of the dough. Then cut that square into 3 strips. 
    3. In a bowl, add your jam.
    4. Mix in the cornstarch to your jam.
    5. Add a little spoonful of the jam filling at the end of each homemade pop tart. 
    6. In a small bowl, crack and whisk the egg.
    7. Brush the egg wash around the edges of the pop tarts to act like a glue to hold your pop tarts together.
    8. Fold the pop tarts over and crimp the edges, pressing them together with a fork. 
    9. Bake your homemade pop tarts for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees, until they are puffy and golden brown.
    10. Let them cool before frosting. 
    11. To make your frosting, mix together powdered sugar, the tbsp of jam and 1 tbsp heavy cream. Stir. Add the extra heavy cream as your stir to get a thin consistency to your frosting.
    12. Drizzle the frosting over the homemade pop tarts
    13. Add some sprinkles! 

Notes

Air Fryer Instructions:

Place in air fryer for 5-8 minutes on 375. These fry really quick so keep an eye on them! Remove from air fryer and smother in icing.

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Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food

Thursday 7th of May 2020

Me, me!! I grew up on poptarts. But I'd much rather eat these than the ones that come out of a box! I love that you use jam in the frosting rather than food coloring. These are so pretty! Thank you for the recipe!

momma lew

Thursday 7th of May 2020

You're welcome!!!!