Homemade Pop Tart Recipe

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A sweet Valentine’s treat for breakfast or dessert! This homemade pop tart recipe is scrumptious and incredibly easy to make using store bought pie crust and strawberry jam.

Homemade Pop Tart Recipe

One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day is that it’s completely acceptable to eat candy all day long, and breakfast can be dessert or dessert can be breakfast!

This homemade pop tart recipe is the perfect example of a Valentine treat that can be served (or eaten) any time on Valentine’s Day. It’s delicious with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning or served warm like a hand pie for dessert after dinner.

I remember eating store bought pop tarts as a child growing up. It was a quick and easy snack before or after school, but they always tasted dry and way to sugary. Not this recipe! This homemade pop tart recipe yields pop tarts that are deliciously flaky and perfectly sweet filled with strawberry jam.

Homemade Pop Tart Recipe

As a busy working mom, it’s always important for me to find recipes for my family that are not only delicious but easy to make as well. This recipe is homemade but requires very little effort with the help of pre-made pie crusts and a jar of jam. You don’t need to be a baking expert or have any fancy baking supplies to make these pop tarts. In fact, it’s easy enough that the kiddos can help!

This homemade pop tart recipe is not only easy but versatile too. Fill the pie crust with any flavor jam or jelly your family loves. Or, maybe fill with a little Nutella for an ooey-gooey chocolatey pop tart. Yum-O!!! Either way, this recipe is one you’re going to love for breakfast or dessert on Valentine’s Day!

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You might also enjoy this recent blog post where I shared another sweet treat, Valentine s’mores mix. If you love s’mores but hate the stickiness, this recipe is for you!

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Why You Will Love This Homemade Pop Tart Recipe

  • This recipe is great for breakfast, dessert, or anytime of the day for a quick and easy snack.
  • It’s so incredibly easy to make, the kiddos can help! They can spoon the filling, crimp the edges, and add the milk wash. There is not much they can’t do with this recipe.
  • This homemade pop tart recipe is versatile. It allows you to use any of your favorite jams, jellies, or hazelnut spreads for the filling.
  • Homemade pop tarts do not have to look perfect! In fact, their organic shape is what makes them look perfectly homemade…no two are the same.
Homemade Pop Tart Recipe

Homemade Pop Tart Recipe Ingredients

  • Premade Refrigerated Pie Crusts: Feel free to make your own pie dough, I’m sure this recipe would be even more delicious with a homemade crust! I like to use the roll and bake pie crusts for this recipe because it’s convenient and saves me time.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Use this so the dough doesn’t stick to the counter.
  • Strawberry Jam: My family loves the flavor of strawberries (Eleanor does too!) and what better jam than strawberry for a Valentine treat!
  • Milk: Used as a wash for the dough. The milk will create a nice golden crust on the top of the pop tarts.
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Homemade Pop Tart Recipe

How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts

Allow the store bought pie crust to come to room temperature.

Unroll the pie crust onto a flat, floured surface. Sprinkle the crust with a little more flour, and then roll with a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/8″ thick. You want the crust to be thin but not too thin that the crust rips.

Homemade Pop Tart Recipe

Using a rectangular shape (I used a glass dish that was 4″ wide x 5.5″ long), with a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut out 4 rectangles and set aside. With the leftover dough use a heart cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes. Take the remaining crust scraps, roll into a ball, and then roll out into a 1/8″ thicknesses and cut additional heart shapes (the dough may not be big enough for additional rectangles).

Select which rectangle & heart shapes will be the “bottom” of the pop tart. On the bottom pieces, spoon about 1-2 tablespoons of the jam in the center of the shape. With the back of a spoon spread jam slightly leaving about a 1/4″-1/2″ edge to seal the pop tart.

For the “top” crust of the pop tart, take small heart cookie cutters and cut out heart shapes from the dough (you can omit this step for a more traditional looking pop tart). Or, layer on heart cut outs to the top of the pop tart.

With a finger, rim the bottom pie crust with milk. Lay the top layer of each pop tart onto the bottom and press the edges together with fingers.

Take the back of a fork and crimp the top & bottom edges of the pop tart together making sure to fully seal. Carefully move the pop tarts to a parchment lined baking sheet.

How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts

Brush the top of each pop tart with milk.

Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the pie crust is golden brown.

Allow to cool and enjoy!

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Tips for the Best Homemade Pop Tarts

  • The fun part about this homemade pop tart recipe is that you control the filling. Add any flavor jam you love! Raspberry, peach, blackberry, or mixed berry would all be delicious in this recipe.
  • Don’t overfill your pop tarts. Too much filling and it will ooze out and make a mess of your baking sheet. Add just enough filling to cover the dough in the center of the pop tart, that’s it.
  • Make sure to crimp the edges of the pop tart. Creating a nice seal along the edges will prevent the filling from escaping.
  • Don’t overbake. Leaving the pop tarts in the oven too long will create dry, dense pop tarts. Bake them only until they have nice light, golden brown top.
  • These are best eaten right away but will last for a couple of days in an airtight container. The longer the tarts sit, the soggier the dough will become.
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Homemade Pop Tart Recipe

A sweet Valentine's treat for breakfast or dessert! This homemade pop tart recipe is easy to make using pie crust and strawberry jam.
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Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Premade Refrigerated Pie Crusts 2 pie crusts
  • 1/2 cup Strawberry Jam
  • 2 tbsp. Milk
  • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour

Instructions

  • Allow the store bought pie crust to come to room temperature.
  • Unroll the pie crust onto a flat, floured surface. Sprinkle the crust with a little more flour, and then roll with a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/8″ thick. You want the crust to be thin but not too thin that the crust rips.
  • Using a rectangular shape (I used a glass dish that was 4″ wide x 5.5″ long), with a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut out 4 rectangles and set aside. With the leftover dough use a heart cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes. Take the remaining crust scraps, roll into a ball, and then roll out into a 1/8″ thicknesses and cut additional heart shapes (the dough may not be big enough for additional rectangles).
  • Select which rectangle & heart shapes will be the "bottom" of the pop tart. On the bottom pieces, spoon about 1-2 tablespoons of the jam in the center of the shape. With the back of a spoon spread jam slightly leaving about a 1/4"-1/2" edge to seal the pop tart.
  • For the “top” crust of the pop tart, take small heart cookie cutters and cut out heart shapes from the dough (or you can omit this step for a more traditional looking pop tart). Or, layer on heart cut outs to the top of the pop tart.
  • With a finger, rim the bottom pie crust with milk. Lay the top layer of each pop tart onto the bottom and press the edges together with fingers.
  • Take the back of a fork and crimp the top & bottom edges of the pop tart together making sure to fully seal. Carefully move the pop tarts to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Brush the top of each pop tart with milk.
  • Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the pie crust is golden brown.
  • Allow to cool and enjoy!

Notes

  • The fun part about this homemade pop tart recipe is that you control the filling. Add any flavor jam you love! Raspberry, peach, blackberry, or mixed berry would all be delicious in this recipe.
  • Don’t overfill your pop tarts. Too much filling and it will ooze out and make a mess of your baking sheet. Add just enough filling to cover the dough in the center of the pop tart, that’s it.
  • Make sure to crimp the edges of the pop tart. Creating a nice seal along the edges will prevent the filling from escaping.
  • Don’t overbake. Leaving the pop tarts in the oven too long will create dry, dense pop tarts. Bake them only until they have nice light, golden brown top.
  • These are best eaten right away but will last for a couple of days in an airtight container. The dough will become soggy over time.

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Pop Tart, Pop Tart, Strawberry, Valentine Pop Tart, Valentine Treat
Servings: 4
Calories: 461kcal
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  1. Heidi, these look so good and so easy! I am going to have to try these – I’ll bet they would be amazing with Nutella too!

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