Homemade Pop-Tarts

here’s the full recipe for Homemade Pop-Tarts:


  • Two boxes of premade pie crust
  • Strawberry jelly (or your favorite flavor)
  • One egg
  • Frosting (store-bought or homemade)
  • Sprinkles


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare Pie Crust: Lay out each pie crust and use a knife or pastry cutter to cut out rectangles the size of a pop-tart. You should get 16 rectangles in total, 8 for the bottom and 8 for the top of the pop-tarts.
  3. Add Jelly Filling: Place 8 of the pie crust rectangles on the prepared baking sheet. Spoon approximately 1 teaspoon of strawberry jelly onto the center of each rectangle and spread it out, leaving a small border around the edges.
  4. Assemble Pop-Tarts: Carefully place the remaining 8 pie crust rectangles on top of the jelly-covered ones. Use a fork to seal the edges of each pop-tart, pressing down firmly to ensure they are well sealed. Use a toothpick to poke a few holes in the top of each pop-tart to allow steam to escape during baking.
  5. Brush with Egg Wash: In a small bowl, beat the egg. Brush the tops of each pop-tart with the egg wash using a pastry brush. This will give them a golden brown color when baked.
  6. Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake the pop-tarts for 7-8 minutes, or until they are lightly golden brown.
  7. Cool and Frost: Remove the pop-tarts from the oven and transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Once cooled, spread frosting over the top of each pop-tart and sprinkle with your favorite sprinkles.
  8. Serve: Serve the homemade pop-tarts as a delicious breakfast treat or snack. Enjoy!

These homemade pop-tarts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days or in the refrigerator for longer storage. Just warm them up before serving if you prefer them warm.

here are some commonly asked questions and answers related to Homemade Pop-Tarts:

Q1: Can I use homemade pie crust instead of store-bought for Homemade Pop-Tarts? A1: Yes, you can definitely use homemade pie crust for your pop-tarts. Simply roll out the dough to your desired thickness and cut it into rectangles as instructed in the recipe.

Q2: Can I use different fillings for Homemade Pop-Tarts? A2: Absolutely! While the recipe calls for strawberry jelly, you can use any filling you like, such as blueberry jam, apple butter, Nutella, or even savory fillings like cheese and ham.

Q3: Can I make Homemade Pop-Tarts ahead of time? A3: Yes, you can prepare the pop-tarts ahead of time and store them in an airtight container. They can be kept at room temperature for a few days or refrigerated for longer storage. Just warm them up in the toaster or microwave before serving.

Q4: Can I freeze Homemade Pop-Tarts? A4: Yes, you can freeze homemade pop-tarts for longer storage. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid, then transfer them to a freezer bag or container. To reheat, simply pop them in the toaster straight from the freezer.

Q5: Can I make Homemade Pop-Tarts without frosting? A5: Absolutely! If you prefer your pop-tarts without frosting, you can omit it altogether or drizzle them with a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and milk.

Q6: Can I use a different type of glaze or icing for Homemade Pop-Tarts? A6: Yes, you can use different types of glaze or icing for your pop-tarts. Some options include vanilla glaze, chocolate ganache, or cream cheese icing.

Q7: Can I make Homemade Pop-Tarts with a different shape or size? A7: Certainly! You can get creative with the shape and size of your pop-tarts. You can make them round, square, or even use cookie cutters to create fun shapes like hearts or stars.

Q8: Can I make Homemade Pop-Tarts without eggs? A8: Yes, you can omit the egg wash from the recipe if you prefer. The egg wash adds a nice golden color to the pop-tarts, but they will still taste delicious without it.

Q9: Can I make Homemade Pop-Tarts gluten-free or vegan? A9: Yes, you can adapt the recipe to make gluten-free or vegan pop-tarts by using gluten-free pie crust or vegan-friendly ingredients for the filling, frosting, and glaze.

Q10: Can I serve Homemade Pop-Tarts warm or cold? A10: Homemade pop-tarts can be served warm or cold, depending on your preference. They are delicious either way!

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