Filled with fresh strawberry jam, these strawberry pop tarts are so easy to make and unbelievably delicious!
I'm not one to exaggerate, but guys, making pop tarts at home just might change your life.
Okay, maybe I like to lean a bit on the dramatic side, but I swear I'm telling the truth! I am embarrassed to admit that I have bought pop tarts from the grocery store a few too many times in the past few months, but they pale in comparison to these homemade ones.
As summertime approaches, I always love buying as many strawberries as possible. And what better way to use them than in homemade pop tarts? Everything in this recipe is made from scratch, including the buttery, flaky pie dough, the fresh strawberry jam, and the frosting. But don't be scared—these pop tarts could not be more simple to make.
Tips for Making These Pop Tarts
Here are a few tips to get a perfect strawberry pop tarts every time:
- Make the pie dough ahead of time and chill it in the fridge. Whenever I can, I prefer to prepare my pie dough ahead of time! It means one less thing to do later, and it also helps the gluten in the dough relax, which makes the pie dough easier to roll out.
- Re-roll the pie dough scraps only once. When you're rolling out the pie dough, make sure to save the scraps. However, I recommend only rolling the scraps out one more time. If you continue to re-roll several times, the dough will start to shrink back on you, and it won't taste as good once baked.
- Let the pop tarts cool completely before frosting. If you frost the pop tarts while they are still warm, the frosting will liquify and run down the sides of the pastry. I know it's tempting to eat them right away, but I promise it's worth it to let the pop tarts cool at room temperature before decorating.
Common Questions About These Pop Tarts
Absolutely. I have used pre-made pie dough in the past, and it makes this recipe even easier. Just start the recipe by making the strawberry jam, and follow the rest as written.
For sure! You can make the strawberry jam by itself and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. Then, when you are ready to assemble the pop tarts, just remove it from the fridge and use it as directed in the recipe. In general, I have found that the strawberry jam will stay fresh in the fridge for about two months.
Stored in an airtight container, these pop tarts will stay fresh for about 2-3 days. However, they are definitely the best when served the same day.
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