Homemade Pop Tarts Recipes

Breakfast pop tarts are fun when homemade.  Enjoy your favourite jam and a simple glaze on this pastry.  They taste better and look the same.

– 1 recipe All-butter pie crust – 140 g (1/2 cup) fruit jam – 4.5 g (1 1/2 teaspoons) cornstarch – 8.4 g (1 1/2 teaspoons) water – 50 g (1 large) egg – 9.5. g (2 teaspoons) milk



I liked Pop-Tarts for breakfast and snacks as a kid. S'mores and frosted strawberry were my favourites. In college, I bought Pop-Tarts for a quick breakfast before class. 


As a mom of two, concerned of what I feed my kids, and a baker, I prefer homemade pop tarts.  This Pop-Tart recipe is simple, looks like the original, and tastes better.


Making pop tarts starts with my all-butter pie crust.  After chilling, rectangles of pastry are filled with your favourite jam.  After baking and cooling, these pop tarts are glazed and sprinkled for extra fun.


DIY pop tarts start with my all-butter pie crust.  Using simply butter instead of butter and shortening makes a flaky, delicious pastry.


 Add cold pastry ingredients to the dough, preferably straight from the fridge, such butter and water.  This prevents butter from softening and losing flakiness.


Making time to chill dough is crucial.  First, chill your dough after mixing to relax the gluten and cool the butter.  After cutting the dough into rectangles, chill it again to cold the butter.


   After filling, refrigerate again before baking to rest your homemade pop tarts.  This will stiffen up the dough and prevent pop tarts from spreading in the oven.Choose your filling jam flavour. 


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Homemade Pop Tarts Recipes