Strawberry Pop-Tarts

9 Servings
1 hr 25 min

My mom would NEVER buy pop-tarts for me or my siblings growing up. The only time I ever got to eat pop-tarts was at friend’s houses. I loved them! Nothing better than a warmed strawberry or cinnamon pop-tart for a snack after school at a friend’s house. To this day, I still love pop-tarts. I never buy pop-tarts either. They are SO unhealthy, but recently a friend at work gave me one and holy smokes, I had forgotten how good they were! These homemade strawberry pop-tarts are still not healthy, but they use REAL ingredients without preservatives or artificial dyes and they are WAY better than the original! Watch the video to learn how to make them!

Recipe details
  • 9  Servings
  • Prep time: 60 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 25 min
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For the crust
  • pie dough*, enough for 2-9inch crusts
  • 1 egg, beaten
For the filling
  • 1 lb strawberries, chopped
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
For the icing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkles, to decorate

Start by making the filling. Combine all filling ingredients into a saucepan. Turn the stove on to medium low and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Let cool to room temperature before using.
Lightly flour your work surface. Roll out half the pie dough into a large rectangle. Cut into 3inch by 5inch rectangles. Repeat with remaining dough. You should have 18 rectangles.
Spoon filling onto a rectangle leaving a ½ inch border. Brush the beaten egg on the border. Place another rectangle on top and press down to seal edges. Using a fork, crimp all around the edges. Poke a few holes all along the top with a toothpick so the poptart can release steam in the oven. Repeat with remaining rectangles. You should end up with 9 pop-tarts. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and chill for at least 20 minutes (and up to an hour).
Preheat the oven to 350°. Once the pop-tarts are done chilling, brush with egg wash all over. Bake pop-tarts for 23-28 minutes. Allow to cool completely before icing.
Make the icing. Pour sugar into a mixing bowl. Slowly add milk in while stirring until icing is thick, but spreadable. Mix in vanilla.
Once pop-tarts are cool, spread icing over each pop-tart and decorate with sprinkles. Enjoy!
  • * For these pop-tarts, I use a double recipe of my all butter pie crust. You can use your favorite pie dough recipe or even storebought, but I highly recommend my all butter pie crust. It produces a super tender and flaky pop-tart. For this recipe, you will need enough pie dough for 2-9inch pie crusts. Link to my recipe:
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