Homemade Pop Tarts

Homemade Pop Tarts

I loved pop tarts as a kid, and let’s be honest, I still do (some days I still get them from the vending machine at work). They’re quick and easy to make at home and they don’t require much clean up or equipment. For filling, I used raspberry and blueberry jams I happened to have in my fridge, but you can really get creative here. In the past I’ve used Nutella, Fluff, fresh fruits, sweetened cream cheese— you can use almost anything you’re craving. 

Pop tarts (Yields 6)

  • 1 package premade pie crust 
  • Jam or filling of your choice
  • 1 Large Egg

Frosting:

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream (milk works too! It will just be a thinner consistency)
  • 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Optional: 1 Tablespoon Jam
  • Sprinkles or other toppings
  1. Take pie crusts out of the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Once the pie crusts are room temperature, use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the round edges off to form a square, and then cut again to make three equally sized strips. Repeat with the other pie crust. 
  3. Place strips on a greased baking sheet. Spoon the jam or filling of your choice onto one side of each strip, being careful to not get too close to the edges. Repeat for all of the strips. 
  4. Whisk the egg in a small bowl, and brush around the edges of the strips. Fold the strips in half, and using a fork, carefully pinch the edges together so that the pop tarts are fully sealed. Using the remaining egg, brush over the tops. 
  5. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow the pop tarts to cool slightly before frosting. 
  6. To make the frosting, whisk together the powdered sugar, with 1 tablespoon heavy cream or milk, and jam, if desired. Add additional heavy cream or milk if the frosting is too thick. Spoon over the tops of the pop tarts. 
  7. Add additional toppings like sprinkles, fresh fruit, or chocolate chips and enjoy! 

If you make these, let me know what you think!