Homemade Berry Pop Tarts

Homemade Berry Pop Tarts frosted

These Homemade Berry Pop Tarts have a flaky, buttery crust and are filled with homemade jam and topped with an easy glaze. So delicious, so easy and way better than store-bought! 

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Pop Tarts have always been a love of mine. My favorite flavor when I was younger was either the Brown Sugar and Cinnamon or the Wild Berry – never unfrosted. I was pretty shocked when about a year into our marriage, turns out my husband likes blueberry pop tarts UNFROSTED and then smothered in butter. To his defense, they were pretty tasty but still…unfrosted?! That was disturbing to me! Thankfully our marriage is still in tact, though we may differ in opinions on pop tart preference. 

freshly baked Homemade Berry Pop Tarts

Why Homemade Berry Pop Tarts are SO Delicious:

Speaking of pop tarts, these Homemade Berry Pop Tarts are SOOOO delightful! To me, they almost are a combination of toaster strudel and pop tarts. They have the flaky perfect crust that a toaster strudel would but are filled to the brim with homemade jam and then topped with a thick glaze. 90s breakfast favorites unite! 

bite taken out of strawberry pop tart

I love how these pop tarts are so loaded with fresh jam. I ended up using my recipe for my 3 Ingredient Blackberry Jam and subbed in blueberries for one batch and strawberries for another. However, If you don’t prefer blueberry jam, try the blackberry! Don’t have time to make your own jam? Use store-bought! No worries here! Pro-tip on the glaze: if you want a beautiful colored glaze, add a tbsp of the jam into the glaze, resulting in a naturally beautiful color without dye!

wewalka pie crust

These Homemade Berry Pop Tarts are so versatile! You can really try out any flavor combo and it will work. I personally loved the strawberry and blueberry because I wanted to do a fun spin on “Red, White and Blueberry” Pop Tarts since the 4th of July is coming up! I’m all for a patriotic pun, y’all! These would be the perfect hand held treat to take for dessert and make your friends think you’re super fancy. Or, better yet, make these for brunch and serve them with mimosas! The possibilities are endless with these Homemade Berry Pop Tarts! 

bite taken out of blueberry pop tart

Let’s get into how to make them! 

Ingredients You Need for Homemade Berry Pop Tarts:

  • 2 refrigerated Wewalka pie crusts (I love these because they come on parchment paper, easy to use and they’re lard free!) 
  • blueberry and Strawberry Jam 
  • cornstarch 
  • powdered sugar 
  • milk
  • egg wash
  • fresh blueberries and strawberries for garnish (optional) 

How to Make Homemade Berry Pop Tarts: 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll out your pie crust slightly until it reaches about 8×9 inches. I cut the end pieces off, as well as the top and bottom pieces until I had three 3×8 square pieces. See photo reference below: 

dimensions of pie crust

jam on pie crust ready to be folded over

Please note that you don’t have to go through all of that math! LOL! I made my husband do it for me. You can definitely just roll out the pie crust slightly, use a pizza cutter to slice off the edges and then make squares that look even to you. No judgement here! 

In a medium bowl, add your blueberry jam and a tbsp of cornstarch. Mix together. The cornstarch will help thicken the jam! Do the same with a bowl and strawberry jam. 

Add about one and a half tablespoons of jam to the middle of the square. Brush egg wash around the edges of this to help “glue” the pastry shut. Now, carefully place the other side of the pastry on top of the side with jam. Using a fork, crimp the edges shut. Poke 3-4 holes in the middle of the pastry to allow air to escape. Use the rest of the egg wash to brush over the entirety of each pop tart! 

ready to bake homemade pop tart

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool completely on a cooling rack! 

While the pop tarts are cooling, mix the glaze! Start with about 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1-2 tbsp of milk. Mix together until there are no lumps. You want the glaze to be fairly thick, so if it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. 

stacked Homemade Berry Pop Tarts

When your pop tarts have fully cooled, drizzle them with icing. If desired, add blueberries or strawberries on top. 

up close look of bite taken out of pop tart

Each pie crust yields 3 uniform pop tarts as well as a few “not as cute” but still DELICIOUS pop tarts with the leftover dough haha! 

Serve these warm or at room temperature – although I definitely prefer them warm! With a big cuppa coffee! 

Enjoy these, my friends! Hope you have an excellent weekend! 

Did you like this recipe? Here are a few more you might like: 

Rustic Honey Peach Galette 

Strawberry Coconut Crisp 

Vegan Blueberry Coconut Cheesecake Bars 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Muffins

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Homemade Berry Pop Tarts

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword berry pop tart, easy pop tart, homemade pop tarts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 2 refrigerated wewalka pie crusts
  • 1/2 cup blueberry jam (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch (divided)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp whole milk (more if needed)
  • fresh fruit to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll out your pie crust slightly until it reaches about 8x9 inches. I cut the end pieces off, as well as the top and bottom pieces until I had three 3x8 square pieces for each pie crust. Please note that you don’t have to go through all of that math! You can definitely just roll out the pie crust slightly, use a pizza cutter to slice off the edges and then make squares that look even to you.

  2. In a medium bowl, add your blueberry jam and a tbsp of cornstarch. Mix together. Repeat the same thing with another bowl and strawberry jam.

  3. Add about one and a half tablespoons of jam to the middle of the pie crust square. Brush egg wash around the edges of this to help “glue” the pastry shut. Now, carefully place the other side of the pastry on top of the side with jam.

  4. Using a fork, crimp the edges shut. Poke 3-4 holes in the middle of the pastry to allow air to escape. Use the rest of the egg wash to brush over the entirety of each pop tart! 

  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes and then let cool completely on a cooling rack! 

  6. While the pop tarts are cooling, mix the glaze! Start with about 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1-2 tbsp of milk. Mix together until there are no lumps. If it's too thin, add more powdered sugar. Too thick? Add more milk until desired consistency is reached.

  7. When your pop tarts have fully cooled, drizzle them with icing. If desired, add blueberries or strawberries on top.

  8. Serve warm or at room temperature! Enjoy!

16 comments / Add your comment below

  1. These little pies certainly do look delicious. And I have to say, they look way better than Pop Tarts! Don’t get me wrong, I probably wouldn’t pass on a Pop Tart – unless one of your pies was sitting there next to it!

  2. 5 stars
    Ok, seriously, this is just the best Haylie!! What a delicious collision of flavours! I loved pop tarts growing up, but they definitely were a treat and definitely had no where near the generous filling that these have! I really wish I could grab some from my screen right now. Talk about a fun treat. Bet my niece would love these too. Lol on ’90s breakfasts unite’ Hilarious!

    1. Thank you so so much, Dawn! Yes – the store bought definitely are lacking on the filling which is what I love so much about these! 🙂 Hope you had an awesome Canada Day!

  3. 5 stars
    Haylie, I grew up on pop tarts but these are in a whole new league! They look so yummy made with pastry crust and a pre-made crust makes them so easy! Such a great way to use my favorite flavors of jam!

  4. 5 stars
    These are delicious! Like a Pop Tart, Toaster Strudel, and hand pie had a baby. Can’t wait to try this recipe out with a bunch of different fillings!

  5. 5 stars
    Holy cow! I made these with some random blackberry preserves I had in the back of my fridge and WOW! They were delicious! Flaky, full of jam…much better than real poptarts lol. Thank u so much for the recipe!!

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