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Easy Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts Recipe

Savor the sweetness of nostalgia with our Homemade Pop Tarts recipe! A delightful twist on a classic, these flaky treats bring joy to breakfast or snack time.

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Indulge in the epitome of homemade goodness with our delectable homemade pop tarts recipe.  

Whether you’re seeking an easy breakfast pastry or a whimsical snack, these flaky treats, generously filled with a sweet strawberry jam filling, promise to become your favorite recipe.  

The sweet strawberry filling, adds a burst of fruity sweetness that perfectly complements the layers of tender crust. Each bite is a blend of textures and flavors, making these homemade poptarts an extraordinary version of the beloved classic.

Follow our step-by-step guide on how to make homemade strawberry pop tarts in your own kitchen. 

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How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts

Strawberry Pop Tart Ingredients

Pastry Dough

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cubed, cold unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Strawberry Filling

  • 8 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 8 strawberries, sliced

Buttercream Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper. 

In a standing mixer with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl with a hand-held mixer, add the dry ingredients – flour, salt, and sugar and mix together.

Add in the butter  to the flour mixture until it is evenly distributed into the mixture. Add in the water until it becomes dough.

Roll the pie dough into a ball then place into a mixing bowl and cover. Chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator for a tender flaky crust.

Roll out the dough onto a floured surface and cut into 3×5 rectangles using a sharp knife. 

Place the rectangles onto the prepared cookie sheet. 

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On half of the rectangles, spread a heaping tablespoon of jam and layer with the sliced strawberries. 

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Close the pop-tarts with a second rectangle of dough. Seal using the tines of a fork.

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Make an egg wash with the beaten egg and a tablespoon of water or milk. 

Brush the tops of the pop-tarts with the wash.

Place in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until slightly golden brown.

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To make the pop tart icing recipe, add the powdered sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla together in a medium bowl. Mix until combined. If desired, add 1-2 drops of red dye to make the icing pink. 

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Spoon the icing over the top of each tart and decorate with rainbow sprinkles if desired. 

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Pie Crust Pop Tarts FAQs

Can I make homemade 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.

Can you freeze pop tarts?

Yes, these pop tarts freeze well. Once cooled, store in an airtight container and freeze for up to a month. 

Before enjoying, allow them to come to room temperature or reheat in a toaster or oven for a freshly baked taste.

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How long do Homemade Pop-Tarts last?

When kept in an airtight container at room temperature, your homemade pop tarts recipe are best consumed within 2-3 days. 

Can You toast Homemade Pop-Tarts?

Toasting your homemade version of Pop-Tarts is a delicious way to enjoy them. Simply place the Pop-Tart in a toaster and toast it to your desired level of crispiness. Toasting not only adds a delightful crunch to the pastry but also enhances the overall flavor, making it a perfect option for a warm and comforting treat.

Can you put pop tarts in the microwave?

While it’s technically possible to heat Pop-Tarts in the microwave, it’s not the recommended method. Microwaving can make the pastry soggy rather than crisp, and the filling may become excessively hot.

homemade pop tarts
homemade pop tarts

homemade pop tarts

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: homemade pop tart! The crust is flaky and the filling is fruity in this tart recipe, just like the real thing!


  • 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


    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! 


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.

Filling Variations 

There are endless possibilities when it comes to making Pop Tarts at home. Use your favorite recipe for homemade jam.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts with a brown sugar cinnamon filling are one of our favorite tart flavors.

You can use your favorite fruit flavor, like cherries or use a sweet strawberry filling to make strawberry poptarts.

For the filling options, a heaping tablespoon of Nutella or peanut butter are a great option.

You can also make savory breakfast pastry using ham & cheese with cheddar cheese in dough or bacon & egg with cheese.

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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!!!!

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