Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts are super simple to make and taste delicious! You'll want to skip the ones in the grocery store when you find out how easy these are to make at home!
Strawberry Pop Tarts
I know I will be dating myself when I say pop tarts first came out when I was a kid but I do have vivid memories of asking my mom for these for breakfast.
They were not considered a healthy breakfast item by her (instead we ate sugared cereal - go figure!) But occasionally we were allowed them and I loved the strawberry ones.
We would open the foiled packet of two, pop them in a toaster and carefully take a bite as to not burn our mouth on the filling. Oh so good!
I'm hoping today's recipe brings you back to those days now knowing you can make these at home!
Ingredients used for this recipe
- strawberry jam (not strawberry preserves)
- powdered sugar
- pie crust (pre-made)
What steps are needed to make this recipe
Start by trimming the pre-made pie crusts into a square and then cutting three equal strips.
Next combine the strawberry jam with the cornstarch (which helps keep the jam thickened)
On each strip place about a heaping tablespoon of filling on the bottom half of each strip as shown then brush the edges with a beaten egg (to act as glue).
Fold the crust over and crimp the edges with a fork; place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees for about 18 minutes.
Next combine powdered sugar, jam and milk to create a glaze. Spoon on pop tarts adding sprinkles before frosting sets up.
Tips for making this recipe
- keep it simple by using your favorite pre-made crust
- while the recipes uses jam and not preserves, you could use a food processor to blend the preserves into smaller pieces to make a spread
- feel free to substitute other jams - blueberry, apricot, etc.
- once the pop tarts are frosted, add the sprinkles right away as it sets up quick
- do not place frosted pastries in a toaster (you will have a mess on your hands!)
- pop tarts can be frozen but I would probably wait to glaze until after thawing
Other sweet breakfast items you might enjoy:
I think these are quite irresistible with the flaky crust, the sweet filling and of course the creamy glaze. From prep to serving they can be on the table in about 40 minutes and sure to be a delight to all!
Go ahead and take a bite!
Be sure to pin this to make later!!
I was inspired to make these from the Pioneer Woman.
- 2 pre-made pie crusts (i.e. Pillsbury)
- ½ cup strawberry jam
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 egg
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
- 2 tablespoons jimmies (sprinkles)
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 400°
- Combine the ½ cup jam with the cornstarch in a small bowl and set aside
- Whisk the egg in a small bowl and set aside
- Take each round of pie crust and cut off edges to create about a 9" square
- Cut each square into 3 equal strips
- Place about a heaping tablespoon of jam onto the bottom half of each strip
- Brush the egg around the edges them fold over and crimp edges with fork (see step by step above in recipe)
- Place on parchment paper and bake until golden brown (about 18 minutes)
- Remove and cool on a rack for about 5 minutes
- Combine powdered sugar, milk and 1 tablespoon until smooth
- Frost each pop tart and sprinkle
- Let dry and then enjoy!