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Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe | Grandbaby Cakes
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Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe

Homemade Pop Tarts Recipe- If you craved the originals as a kid, you will love this amazing homemade version which is almost just as easy to make!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 534kcal


For the Dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter diced
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water

For the Filling:

  • 1 jar seedless jam or preserves of your choice

For the Icing:

  • 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon jam or preserves
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles for garnish


For the Pie Dough:

  • In your food processor, add flour, sugar and salt and pulse a couple of times until just combined.
  • Next add your butter and pulse until crumbs just develop. Slowly add the water in until a rough ball of dough forms. Remove the dough and cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes to rest.
  • Remove dough from fridge and add a bit of flour to a clean counter and place dough on it. Using a rolling pin, quickly roll dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut out rectangle sizes for pop tarts. You should be able to get at least 5 pop tarts from this dough which means you will need 10 rectangles.

For the Pop Tart Assembly:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of seedless jam or preserves to the center of 5-6 rectangles leaving about 1/4 inch of space around the outsides.
  • Place plain rectangle on top and press the edges together. Using a fork, crimp the edges to seal them. Place back in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes to firm up before baking.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and puffed. Cool until room temperature or just warm.

For the Icing:

  • Whisk together confectioner's sugar, jam or preserves, milk and vanilla until nice and smooth. Spoon over cooled pop tarts and serve.


Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2.4mg