Homemade Pop Tarts

READY IN: 23mins
Recipe by Mom2Eight

We love these and they are so easy to make. Since we can't do "artificial" here, these are second best. First best, in my opinion.

Top Review by Diana Adcock

Well, I gave these a try. No pop tarts in the house (I won't buy them but for DH, they are a food group all their own). So they are easy to make, you choose the filling-blackberry jam in this case. A snap to make and guess what? I have now condemned myself to making these once a week they are "that good", and homemade with ingredients I can pronounce-a huge bonus! Thanks for Posting!!! Di ;-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F
  2. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Add shortening and butter and blend with a fork, pastry cutter, or your hands. Blend until mixture is fairly coarse. Add water, 1 tablespoons at a time, gently mixing dough after each addiction until dough forms a ball.
  3. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll into a square/rectangle. To about 1/8 thickness. Cut out long strips about 2 inches wide and 3 inches long. Repeat until dough runs out.
  4. Take one pie crust rectangle and lace 1 teaspoons of jam on top. Cover with another piece of pie crust and crimp all four edges. Repeat with the rest of dough. Place Pop-tarts on a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake for 7-8 minutes.
  5. While pop-tarts are baking, make glaze. Place powdered sugar in a bowl. Pour milk slowing until it has a consistency of really thick syrup. 1/2 a tablespoons to 1 tablespoons might be enough.
  6. Once pop-tarts are done and cooled, top with glaze. Sprinkle and decorate with colorful sprinkle.

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