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Homemade pop tarts on a white plate
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5 from 3 votes

Homemade Pop Tarts

If you are a pop tart lover, then you will love these homemade pop tarts. They are so incredibly easy to make at home with just a handful of ingredients.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Desserts, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copy-cat, easy, pie, sweet
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Fork
  • pizza roller or knife
  • Clean ruler
  • spoon
  • sheet pan
  • parchment paper or silicone baking mat


  • 1 pie crust homemade or store-bought
  • strawberry preserves or your favorite jam, jelly, etc.
  • 1 to 2 cups of powdered sugar 125 to 250g
  • 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract 3ml
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. of milk 30 to 45ml


  • First, follow my pie crust dough recipe to make enough dough for 1 9-inch pie crust, or you can use a storebought pie crust of course. If using homemade, chill the dough for an hour before using it.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Use a ruler and cut the dough into equal rectangle shapes about 3x4 inches. You can make them smaller or even larger if you want. Place the dough on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Now poke holes in half of the pieces of dough, these will be used for the tops. Then spoon 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of jelly or jam in the middle and spread it out so it is a small inner rectangle. It may help to heat up the jelly a little bit, it spreads easier this way.
  • Place the top piece of dough over the jelly and crimp the edges with a fork. You can also use a basic egg wash and brush the edges and the tops if you like. Sometimes it helps create a better seal around the edges.
  • Bake the pan on the middle rack for 18 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Once baked, allow them to cool completely. It is normal to have a bit of leakage out the sides. You can trim away the leakage if desired.
  • Make the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Add more sugar or milk to get the consistency you desire. I like it nice and thick. Spread the glaze on the tops of the pop tarts and then finish them off with sprinkles.
  • Allow the glaze to set and then serve. Enjoy! Store them in an airtight container or zip lock bag at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. Or in the fridge for about a week. You may also freeze them.



List of Nutritional facts for homemade pop tarts