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Homemade Pop Tarts | Doves & Company

Hey y’all! Boy, has it been awhile? The holidays definitely took me by storm and between closing on our first house, moving, and getting back into the swing of things, I am finally getting around to putitng up some new content!

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, so I decided to make a sweet, little, themed recipe! This obviously can be made at any time of year but I figured, why not make it festive while I can?

I give you……homemade pop tarts! I’ve made these once before and actually sent them in a little care package to Patrick while he was at tech school, but these are definitely a treat!

We secretly have a deep love for pop tarts but I choose not keep them around the house because 1. they do not have the best ingredients, and 2. we’d probably eat the whole box in a day if we had the choice. I would definitely say there are kind of a mix between pop tarts and toaster strudels. Nonetheless, they are 100% soooooo good. 

These babies can be made all sorts of ways! Homemade or store-bought pie crust, jam, jelly, Nutella, or a brown sugar and cinnamon mixtures, icing, no icing, you get it!

For this recipe, I chose to make my own pie crust, used some homemade jam, and chose to ice them with some colored icing, mostly to help with the festiveness!

You are going to start by rolling out your pie crust to about a 1/8 of an inch thick. You want it to be fairly thin because it will puff up. 

Once that is good to go, cut some rectangles out! You’ll want to make sure that you have an even number of rectangles if possible. I used my pie crust recipe (coming soon) which makes two pie crusts and I got 18 2-inch by 3-inch rectangles.

After that, spoon about one to two teaspoons of filling onto your first set of rectangles. Be sure to keep the filling away from the edges as much as possible. 

Then, dip your finger in some water and run it along the very outside of the filled rectangle. Place the second rectangle on top and use a fork to crimp the edges!

Before you place these guys in the oven, I recommend brushing the tops with a little egg wash to make them golden and beautiful! 

After they have baked, let them cool and then ice the tops if you so choose!

I hope y’all enjoyed this post and decide to make these fun treats! These would be so fun for the whole family to make, I know my dogs loved helping me out in the kitchen! 😉

Homemade Pop Tarts
Yields 8
A sweet homemade treat that is sure to please the whole family, without anything artificial!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr
For the pop tarts
  1. 2 homemade or store-bought pie crusts
  2. 1/2 cup jam
  3. 1 teaspoon cornstarch
For the icing
  1. 2 cups powdered sugar
  2. 1-4 tablespoons of milk
  3. pinch of salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
For the egg wash
  1. one egg, beaten
  2. splash of water
For the pop tarts
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Start off by rolling the pie crust to about an 1/8 of an inch thick.
  3. Next, cut the crust into 2-inch x 3-inch rectangles either by eyeballing it or using a ruler and pizza cutter.
  4. Mix jam with the cornstarch to thicken it.
  5. Take half of the rectangles and fill them each with 1-2 teaspoons of jam.
  6. Once they are filled, dip your finger in water and run it along the outer edge of the crust.
  7. Take an unfilled crust, place it on the filled crust and gently crimp the edges with a fork.
  8. Repeat this process until they are all filled and brush with egg wash.
  9. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 12-15 minutes until golden.
For the icing
  1. Mix all of the ingreedients together, adding the milk slowly just until it comes together. You want it to be thick, but still fluid enough to pour onto the cooled pop tarts.
  2. Once the poptarts are cooled, ice, and allow the icing to set up for about an hour before storing them.
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  1. Missed the Valentine’s Day opportunity. Maybe I’ll change the coloring to Green and do a GreenDay theme.

    1. Natalie Dove

      Or you could just take that green idea and use it for St. Patrick’s Day!

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