Pop Tarts are incredible. We all get that. Now just imagine if you could actually make them homemade. Gooey, sugary icing, golden-brown dough, and whatever filling you want! I’m excited simply talking about it. Don’t just take my word for it. Scroll down and make the darned pastries before you’re so hungry you eat all the ingredients without finishing the recipe.

Homemade Pop Tarts

  • Prep Time:40 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
  • Total Time:60 minutes
  • Servings:3-4
  • Medium


  • 1 box of pie dough
  • 3 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup confectioner sugar, sifted
Photo by: Duncan Brady
  • Step 1

    Once you’ve got a surface with a bit of flour, roll your pie dough into a rectangle. Even if it looks more like an amoeba, it should be around 9×12 inches.

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  • Step 2

    Cut your nifty rectangle into 9 smaller pieces. Put ’em on a tray with parchment paper and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Now, do all the stuff you’ve done so far again with another pie dough roll.

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  • Step 3

    Mix an egg with 2 tsp milk to make an “egg wash” to wipe on one of the sets of rectangles. Then spread whatever filling you want onto your pastries!

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  • Step 4

    Take the rectangles with no filling and layer them over the rectangles with filling. Use a fork to seal the edges. Look kind of Pop Tart-ish already don’t they?

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  • Step 5

    Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350F, turn your pan in the oven, and bake another 10 minutes so it’s all nice and even.

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  • Step 6

    While your pastries are baking, mix 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tbsp milk in with 3/4 cup of sifted confectioner’s sugar. Then whisk for 30 seconds to make your delicious icing glaze!

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  • Step 7

    Let the Pop Tarts chill out for a couple minutes, then use a spoon to spread your icing on the top. Voila! Your very own piece of heaven.

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