Air Fryer Pop Tarts

8 pop tarts
40 min

Air Fryer Pop-Tarts are easy to put together and so delicious. They are just like the favorite childhood treat, only better! Make this copycat recipe in your air fryer using puff pastry, fresh fruit, and a bright berry frosting. Use store-bought puff pastry or make your own. Then add a homemade fruit filling and homemade fruit frosting and you will have a treat that everyone will love! Making pop-tarts in your air fryer is so easy and only takes about 10 minutes to cook. This will quickly become a favorite breakfast treat or dessert for a special occasion or just because icon .

Air Fryer Pop Tarts with berry frosting and sprinkles!

pop tarts in an air fryer

berry pop tart with a bite taken out!

Recipe details
  • 8  pop tarts
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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Berry Compote Filling
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup raspberries (can sub strawberries)
  • ½ cup huckleberries (can sub blackberries)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 sheet puff pastry (store-bought or homemade)
Berry Frosting
  • ½ cup confectioners powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp berry syrup from the berry compote
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • sprinkles of choice
Triple Berry Filling
Place the berries and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring and smashing the berries. Allow Add the cornstarch and stir in. Allow the mixture to bubble for about a minute and then remove from the heat.
Puff Pastry Tarts
Roll out the sheet of puff pastry into a large rectangle. Cut it into 8 smaller rectangles of equal size. Place about 2 tbsp of berry compote onto one side of a rectangle.
Fold over the other half of the pastry and score with a fork around the edges and poke a few holes with a fork in the top of the pastry. Repeat with the rest of the puff pastry rectangles.
Spray the basket of the air fryer with non-stick spray and place the pastries in the basket. Make sure they have room around them for the air to circulate (you may have to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer). Cook at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Remove the pastries from the air fryer and allow them to cool on a rack or plate.
Triple Berry Frosting
In a medium bowl or a large measuring cup (I used my measuring cup for easy pouring), add the powdered sugar, berry sauce from the compote, and lemon juice and whisk together until smooth.
Drizzle the frosting on top of the cooked pop tarts and add sprinkles to the top. Enjoy!
  • Make your own puff pastry!! Check out my recipe for Quick and Easy Puff Pastry.
  • The berries in the compote filling can be fresh or frozen or a combination of both. For my pop tarts, I used fresh blueberries and frozen raspberries, and huckleberries. When berries aren’t in season, you can usually find a frozen bag of berries with several types. You also don’t have to have 3 berries, you can just use your favorite!
  • Store any leftover compote and syrup in a sealed container in the fridge. Use it as topping for ice cream, pancakes, cereal, etc. You can also use it for a refreshing drink with sparkling water or add it to a cocktail!
  • Always read the instruction manual that came with your Air Fryer and follow all safety guidelines.
Emily |
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  • Nicole P Nicole P on Mar 03, 2021

    This is so brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

  • SpinninJenny SpinninJenny on Mar 06, 2021

    I don’t have an air fryer so I’d be using my oven. Do I need to make any changes for oven baking? I’d be using crescent roll dough. Puff pastry is good but makes a flaky mess. I grow blueberries and have a lot frozen ones since they’re our favorites.

    • Try 375F for 8-10 minutes. Brush the top with oil or butter before baking and they should work out great! I’m jealous of your blueberries 🫐 🙂