Homemade Pop Tarts

Thanks to the wonderful place known as Pinterest, I found a link to a recipe for homemade Pop Tarts.

I’ve just made two of them and eaten one. It does have a similar flavor to Pop Tarts but I found it a little heavy on the dough, probably because I did the poncy Jamie Oliver curly crimp method around the edges. Adding white sugar to the top when cooking then adding an icing sugar glaze also made it too sweet. Making the dough thinner and using less icing sugar will make these pop tarts a good alternative because the real things are kind of expensive! Adding a little bit more jam may help too but I’ve read comments from other people who did that and the jam sort of..exploded! Eep.

Here is the recipe from


Pie crust, refrigerated
Jam or Preserves
Glaze or Egg Wash (I brushed some milk on top)
Sparkling Sugar


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. (I did it on 200C)

Unroll one of the pie crusts and square the edges. Cut into rectangles. Place 1 tsp of jam in the center of a rectangle and top with another piece of crust. Crimp all four edges.

Bake the pop-tarts for about 7 – 8 minutes or until slightly brown (It took a lot longer for mine, maybe 15 minutes or so). Once cool, pour glaze over and decorate with sugar. If you don’t want to add extra sugar with the glaze, you can use an egg wash on the tops with some white sugar.

These would make a fun gift or a nice after dinner dessert every once in a while. It tasted really nice and they turned out looking the part.

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