Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Homemade Pop Tarts

These homemade pop tarts are nothing like the store bought ones. These little gems are buttery and flaky. I filled some with strawberry jam and the others with pear jam. You can use any favorite jam, Nutella with mini marshmallows would really be good too. This is a small recipe but can easily be doubled or tripled.

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup chilled butter, cut in cubes
  • 4-5 tablespoons very cold water
  • Strawberry jam
  • Pear jam
  1. In a bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. I used a food processor to make this dough, but both methods work fine.
  2. With a pastry blender cut in the chilled butter till it's the size of peas.
  3. Add the cold water a tablespoon at a time till the dough comes together.
  4. Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap, pressing down into a disk. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Roll out into a rectangle and cut approx 3" by 5 " pieces. Place jam on the center of a cut piece of dough, top with another piece and seal the edges with the tines of a fork dipped in flour.
  6. Bake on a parchment lined pan at 375Âș for 25 to 30 minutes. I baked mine for 27 minutes.
  7. Let cool.
  8. You can leave them plain or ice them with your favorite frosting and top with sprinkles.
  9. Yields: 5 pop tarts

28 comments:

  1. Ohhhh...

    I really like store bought ones so I know that these are amazing. I can tell by all those delicious looking layers.

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  2. These look really delicious and I think they are going on my list of things to do today!

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  3. I don't like store bought pop tarts, and these look delicious! I think i might have to try them!

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  4. mmmm looks good. i like that it only makes a handful so it can be a treat without having to resist eating a bunch! also thinking of filling it with cinnamon mixture...oooo or chocolate chips! yum!

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  5. that is great betty.....i refuse to buy p*p tarts but i can see myself enjoying these.

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  6. My junior high students will LOVE this. Thanks for the recipe.

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  7. These sound great! I am going to go see if I have what I need to make them! My kids will LOVE them!!
    Thank you as always for sharing your wonderful recipes with us.

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  8. Betty has the best ideas. Your homemade pop tarts looks so yummy. What a great idea.

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  9. I'd love to spend a few days in your kitchen...

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  10. These look way better than store bought pop tarts! I'll be making them soon. Thanks!

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  11. I'm sending this recipe to my cousin, one of her coworkers loves pop-tarts! Have a wonderful day!

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  12. Yum! I wonder if a little applesauce and cinnamon would work or be too runny - maybe chopped and mashed apples instead. Getting hungry now, lol! Love that it makes just a few too. Have you frozen these and reheated in the toaster? My son would love these, but he doesn't eat them every day.

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  13. Wow...these look so delicious! They are Definetly in my near future.

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  14. I just got done taste testing my homemade pop tart! OH MY GOSH they are so good ! I am even tempted to eat the rest of them and let nobody else have them!
    I made strawberry and nutella flavored pop tarts, I also made mine into mini pop tarts. I will be making more this week, Thank you for such a wonderful recipe..I can't wait for my girls to get home from school to try them.

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  15. Now those kind of pop tarts I could like! I think I'll be testing this recipe...soon.

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  16. I'm imagining these little gems with some apple pie filling inside. Or maybe cherry...Yum!

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  17. These are so cool! And they sound so easy to do! Thank you for sharing them :)

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  18. I think my grand children would like these but I think I would have to double it for the four boys.

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  19. Betty,
    These sounds delicious! I have never seen homemade pop tarts.

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  20. just beautiful! just make sure no one actually puts one in the toaster! that nice homemade icing and filling will burn. yikes!

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  21. YUMMY.....Spencer & I will be baking these today!!!
    Thanks sister for the recipe....

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  22. I've never eaten a pop tart, nor would I. These, however, are on my "to do" list.

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  23. mmmm would cream cheese filling work??

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  24. Betty, you have such wonderful recipes. Tomorrow I am spending the day with some of my grands and daughter.....we will be making these. I know they will love them.

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  25. Wow! That is like so easy! Got to same it in my recipe bookmark! :D

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  26. Betty, I never would have thought of making these ... you are inspiring with your homemade bagels, elephant ears etc and now pop tarts! I assume you don't put these in the toaster?

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  27. Oh no you didn't!

    I thank you.

    My second chin does not!

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  28. I am not a big fan of pop tarts but these look very yummy. And I am sure much better for you.

    Thanks for sharing.

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