Easy to make homemade berry pop tarts that are better then the real thing. Flaky pastry, homemade berry filling and a sweet frosting – pie for breakfast anyone?
So who else adored pop tarts growing up? Figured they were definitely an acceptable breakfast on the way to school? I know I can’t be the only one.
Weren’t those things one of the best snacks that you could get? Basically it’s berry pie that no one had a problem with you eating for breakfast. How did that even become a thing? How is that breakfast?
At any rate, I’m not really sure that my kids have ever even had pop tarts. And like I said, I loved them growing up. I kind of feel like my children are a bit deprived since I have never bought them. They would probably feel like they had died and gone to heaven if I ever busted out a box of pop tarts for breakfast! I’ll have to do it sometime just for kicks – to see the looks on their faces.
Except that these homemade berry pop tarts are about a million times better then the real thing. And that’s coming from someone that just said she was a fan. I’m not gonna lie, I would still happily eat a store-bought pop tart if you gave me one. No problem. And I would definitely enjoy it.
But if you gave me the option of a store-bought one or one of these homemade berry pop tarts? I would pick the homemade one every time.
These things are amazing you guys. Flaky pastry, homemade jam filling, and a sweet frosting – just like the real thing, but better.
I’ve used both this perfect pastry recipe (uses half of that recipe) and the one below for these pop tarts, and probably prefer my usual pastry recipe, but both are great. Any pie pastry will work just fine though, so you can use your favourite. For this amount of fruit filling you would need enough pastry for a double pie crust.
Pie for breakfast is still a great idea.
I’ve also shared this Berry Pop Tart recipe over on Food Fanatic.
Wednesday 28th of September 2022
How long does the homemade poptarts last in the pantry, refrigerator and freezer?
Can I reheat it in a wood oven or campfire?
Thursday 29th of September 2022
The pop tarts will keep at room temperature for 2-3 days, in the refrigerator for about 5 days, and in the freezer for up to 3 months. I haven't tried reheating them in a wood oven or over a campfire so I can't say how that would work.
Wednesday 24th of October 2018
Do you have to refrigerate it a second time? Will it come out differently if I skip it?
Thursday 25th of October 2018
You could skip it, but they might not hold their shape as well. Chilling the pastry a second time before baking helps the pop tarts keep their shape, and not shrink while they're baking. The taste shouldn't change, but you will likely get some shrinking if you skip the second chilling time. Even if you can just throw them in the freezer for 15 minutes while the oven heats up it will help with that!
Thursday 15th of September 2016
I will never outgrow a good poptart... especially when they can look this tasty! These look so awesome- can't wait to share with the kiddos!
Thursday 15th of September 2016
I know, pop tarts are awesome! Thanks Karly!
Tuesday 13th of September 2016
These pop tarts look delicious- that filling looks sooo good :)