I first thought of this idea for homemade pop-tarts when I was putting together a bunch of care packages for college kids. I wanted to do something homemade and special but brownies and cookies seemed so ordinary. Pop-tarts feel vintage and funky to me, especially ones that are made from scratch.
These are so easy – they are made with piecrusts. You can buy your pie crusts from the grocery store make your own pie dough. But either way you roll out the pie dough very thin, cut into rectangles, put your favorite jam or jelly in between two pieces, crimp the edges and bake! It would be a really fun project with kids. Once the pop-tarts have completely cooled, top with the glaze, add some sprinkles, and they are ready to eat.
Raspberry Lemon Pop-Tarts
- Pie Crust (packaged or homemade)
- Jam (your choice – I used a mix of raspberry jam and lemon curd)
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp of milk
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Roll dough out into a large square/rectangle; about 1/8 inch thickness.
- Cut rectangle strips 2 inches wide and 3 inches long. Repeat until dough runs out.
- Take one rectangle strip and put 1 tsp of jam in the center, cover with another piece of pie crust and then crimp the edges with a fork. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
- Place pop-tarts on a greased baking sheet and bake for 7-8 mins.
- While pop-tarts are baking, make the glaze. Slowly add small drops of milk to the powdered sugar while stirring with a spoon. Desired consistency should be thick like paste.
- Once pop-tarts have cooled completely, top with glaze. Decorate with sprinkles, as you’d like.