Homemade Pop Tarts


Posted: June 17

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Homemade Pop Tarts are even better than what you can find in a box; they’re fresher and more flavorful! Your favorite fruit jam is brighter and sweeter than what you’d find in traditional Pop Tarts, and the crust has a flakier and more buttery texture that will leave you swooning! Iced with a creamy, luscious, fruit-infused frosting, Homemade Pop Tarts will delight your inner child.


Ingredients

For the tart: • 1/2 cup fruit jam, of your choice • 1 tablespoon cornstarch • 1 egg • 2 (15 ounce) boxes pie crust, pre-made and refrigerated For the icing: • 1 cup powdered sugar • 1 tablespoon fruit jam, of your choice • 1 tablespoon heavy cream • Sprinkles, optional, to taste

Directions

Step 1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set it aside.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 3

Mix the 1/2 cup of the jam with the cornstarch in a small bowl.

Step 4

In another small bowl, whisk the egg.

Step 5

On a large floured surface, lay the pie crusts out.

Step 6

Flatten the crusts evenly with a rolling pin.

Step 7

Using a knife, cut off the excess to create two 9-inch squares.

Step 8

Cut each square into 3 long strips, creating 6 total rectangles.

Step 9

On each rectangle, add 1-2 tablespoons of the jam mixture on one end of each crust strip, leaving a little room around the edges.

Step 10

Using the egg, brush a rectangle around the jam to seal the sides together.

Step 11

Fold the dry end over the egg-washed end with the jam.

Step 12

Using a fork, crimp the edges of all sides of each pop tart.

Step 13

Transfer the pop tarts to the baking dish and bake until golden-brown, about 15-18 minutes.

Step 14

Allow the pop tarts to cool for 5-10 minutes.

Step 15

Whisk together the powdered sugar, the remaining fruit jam, and 1- 2 tablespoons of the cream, adding as much as needed to get the right consistency.

Step 16

Spoon the icing over the top of each cooled pop tart and decorate with the sprinkles.

Step 17

Let the icing dry for a few minutes and serve warm!


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