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Home Made Top Tarts! Recipe
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Home Made Top Tarts!
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Home Made Top Tarts!

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"I didn't think anything could be better than a toasted store bought pastry tart in the morning--until I made these. Very, very easy to make! Kids (and adults) love them!"

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Original recipe makes 8 tarts Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Unroll the pie crusts, place on a lightly floured work surface, and roll the crusts slightly with a rolling pin to square the edges. Cut each crust into 8 equal-sized rectangles. Place about 2 teaspoons of strawberry jam in the center of 8 squares, and spread the jam out to within 1/4 inch of the edge of the pastry square. Top each with another pastry square, and use a fork to crimp the squares together, sealing in the jam. Use a knife to trim the pastries, if desired. Move the filled pastries to the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are lightly golden brown, about 7 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheets. Meanwhile, stir together the confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a bowl to make a spreadable frosting. Spread the cooled tarts with frosting and sprinkle with colored sugar.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2011

Simple, good recipe. The kids really enjoyed helping and eating these. I do recommend, however that you wet the edge of the bottom pastry sheet before topping and sealing it, to ensure a good seal and prevent leaks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 07, 2011

I've been making homemade pop tarts for years. Smitten Kitchen has a recipe for the dough published that adds egg to the dough that really knocks these out of the park. "regular" pie crusts are awesome in a pinch but I think you'll be surprised if you try it. Instead of jam which is rather loose for this sort of thing, go for fruit concentrates or heat and thicken the jam with a bit of corn starch. Nut butters make another really great filler for these and avoid all the unnecessary sugar from the frosting. A light dusting of sugar gets the job done.

Mar 03, 2010

So much fun to make! I used the French Pastry Pie Crust recipe by TJ and some of my sister's homemade grape jelly, and didn't frost them. I wish I had poked holes in the top of them with a fork though, because the jelly spurted out some toward the end of baking time. Great recipe.

Mar 01, 2010

These were DELICIOUS! I didn't have pie crust on hand and I only had whole wheat flour, so I used the recipe for "Basic Flaky Pie Crust" by stephanie and they were still great! My kids had a blast making them with me and they made for a great afternoon treat and not much mess either. :) Thanks for sharing!!

May 04, 2010

Great recipe! This was so much fun to do with my niece. It produced great results and tasted really good too. The icing was a bit on the sweet side, but that's kinda how I remember pop-tarts being. Maybe that's why my mom didn't let me have that many of them for breakfast....

Sep 10, 2010

Better then poptarts which I can't stand. But, I think they would be even better with a pie filling. You do need to add a good glaze onto them.

Mar 29, 2010

Kids flipped for this. We had a blast this morning making these. We used both strawberry preserves and blackberry-currant jam. This was a VERY special treat. NOTE: I would like to try this with a homemade pie crust and really send it through the roof, flavor-wise. Frosting was quite sweet. Might use one with a little lemon juice to ofset the sweetness.

Mar 10, 2010

So easy! We just cut our pie crust into 8 "slices" per crust and poked holes in the top crust with a fork. We didn't bother with the icing as it was so yummy by itself!


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  • Calories
  • 398 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 255 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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