Homemade Pop Tarts

April 17, 2024, noon

Remember the strawberry jam we made last week? Well, I have a lot left over, so I decided this would be a good time to make.......

Homemade Pop Tarts

Ideally, for these to be really homemade, you would need to make your own pastry crust. We did this in class last semester, so there is a good recipe on the website. However, since our time is limited, I decided to just have you bring a prepared crust and we will just make the pop tarts and you can make a homemade crust next time. I will make a crust in class so you can see the technique.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Open your pie crusts and roll them out onto a piece of parchment paper.
Trim the dough so that you get a square shape. Cut the dough into as many 5x3 rectangles as you can. Do this for both sheets of pie crust. You need to have an equal number.

Spread filling leaving a 1/2” border. Put another rectangle on top and use a fork to crimp it. Use the fork to make a few small holes in the top.

Brush with egg wash and put in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until desired doneness.

Glaze -

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk (or you can use water, or cream)
sprinkles (optional)


If you want to make your own crust"

Pie Crust

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
16 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter cut into cubes
8-10 tablespoons ice water